Pittsfield, MA Railroad Yard Accident, Sept 1905



Freight Handler Injured.

John W. Bline, a freight handler employed by the Boston and Albany railroad company, sustained a deep scalp wound and a number of severe bruises late yesterday afternoon by falling from the freight-house platform to the track below. Mr. Bline was engaged in carrying a box from the car to the freight-house when the accident occurred, one of the wheels of the truck he was pushing rolling off the narrow runway and overturning the load. He was cared for at his home on John street by Dr. C. H. Richardson, and will be laid up several days.

Springfield Republican, Springfield, MA 20 Sept 1905