Sandusky, OH West's Hotel Balcony Collapse, Jun 1860


Fall of a Balcony Crowded with People - A Number Severely Injured.

SANDUSKY, Ohio, June 14. -- The balcony of West's hotel, which was crowded with people witnessing a tournament of the firemen, fell at 10 o'clock this morning, with a terrible crash. None were killed, but the following persons were seriously injured by the fall: MR. WALES, of Clyde, Ohio, leg broken; his wife was also badly bruised; MR. ARMS and sister, of Tiffin, Ohio, badly bruised about the head and chest; MR. TAYLOR, of Tiffin, Ohio, arm broken; MR. RICE, of Findlay, Ohio, arm broken; MISS MINNIE, of Tiffin, Ohio, chest crushed; MR. BLACK, of Vermillion, Ohio, arm crushed; MR. COSTIN, of Bellefontaine, ribs broken; JOHN ROSS, of Sandusky, terribly disfigured; and several others were less seriously wounded.

Philadelphia Press Pennsylvania 1860-06-15