Haverhill, NH Crushed by Elevator, May 1917

BOY CRUSHED BY ELEVATOR AT HAVERHILL

BELIEVE LIFT DESCENDED ON HIM MANY TIMES--DYING AT HOSPITAL.

Haverhill, May 11.--A boy, apparently 15 years old, crushed beyond recognition, but breathing, was discovered at the bottom of an elevator well at the A. B. Arnold sole leather factory early this afternoon.

Dr. F. W. Anthony, who ordered the boy's removal to the Hale Hospital said he had probably been struck several times by the elevator, which had been running during the day, the youth having lain unconscious at the bottom of the well from the time he was first struck and crushed each time afterward when the elevator descended.

The police and employes[sic] of the factory were unable to learn the boy's identity, it being thought that he attempted to cross into another factory through the well and was crushed down from sight by the elevator, the operator of which know nothing of the accident, which was in the stock basement, where workmen visit only while the elevator is down.

At the hospital it was said the boy was dying.

Portsmouth Herald, Portsmouth, NH 15 May 1917