Hartford City, IN Wall Collapse, Aug 1892

A TERRIBLE ACCIDENT.

Five Men Killed by a Falling Wall at Hartford City.

HARTFORD CITY, Ind., Aug. 11 – This afternoon at 3:45 o'clock a heavy stone wall the the room of the Hartford City glass works caved in. killing five men and badly injuring two others. The falling of the wall was caused by the pressure of the heavy dirt filling placed behind the wall and defective masonry. At the time of the accident men were attempting to prop the wall. The killed and injured are:
W. H. FOREMAN, laborer, killed.
ALBERT INMAN, laborer, killed.
ALEX MOORE, laborer, killed.
CHAS. SAWYER, bricklayer, killed.
JACK PAMMELL, laborer, killed.
PRESS BRADSHAW, laborer, badly hurt and buried up to the shoulders.
CYRUS EPPLY, brickmason, seriously injured.
Hundreds of people were soon on the scene and it was heartrending to witness the grief of the wives and children as husband or father was carried out of the debris. MOORE, INMAN, FOREMAN and PAMMELL each had a wife and children.

Sandusky Daily Register Ohio 1892-08-12

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UNDER THE WALLS.

Five Men Killed by the Falling of a Wall in a Building at Hartford City.

Defective Masonry Attributed as One of the Causes of the Accident.

Heart-Rending Scenes Witnessed as the Mangled Bodies Were Taken From the Debris.

HARTFORD CITY, Ind., August 11. -- This afternoon at 3:45 o'clock the heavy stone wall in the room of the Hartford City Glass works caved in, killing five men and badly injuring two others. The falling of the walls was caused by pressure of the heavy dirt filling placed behind the wall and defective masonry. At the time of the accident the men were attempting to prop the wall. The killed are: W. H. FOREMAN, laborer; ALBERT INMAN, laborer; ALEX MOORE, laborer; CHARLES SAWYER, bricklayer; JACK PAMMELL, laborer. Injured: PRESS BRADSHAW, laborer, badly hurt, buried up to the shoulders; CYRUS EPPLY, brickmason, seriously injured.
Hundreds of people were soon on the scene and it was heart rending in witness the grief of the wives and children as husband or father was carried out of the debris. MOORE, INMAN, FOREMAN and PAMMELL each had a wife and children.

The Fort Wayne Gazette Indiana 1892-08-12