Salamanca, NY Train Accident, May 1936


Suffers Fracture of Skull in Fall from Top of Locomotive In Yards Here.

Thomas J. Dotson, about 38 years old, of 263 Wildwood avenue, suffered a fracture of the skull when he fell about 12 feet from the top of a locomotive tender in the Erie railroad yards Sunday morning at 5.55.

Dotson, a fireman on the railroad, was on the tender alone while water was being poured into the tank. The locomotive had not moved, it is said.

Shopmen picked Dotson up and rushed him to the hospital.

Reports there today were that Dotson has only a small skull fracture and is expected to recover, Erie railroad officials said.

Republican-Press, Salamanca, NY 1 Jun 1936