Spruce Grove, PA Feed Mill Accident, May 1925


Lancaster, May 26--Hospital physicians yesterday lost a spectacular battle to save the life of Carl Furniss, near Oxford. Furniss was admitted to a hospital here over the week-end with a severed windpipe. He died without being able to explain how he suffered the inquiry without an external laceration in the flesh of his throat. Surgeons declare it was the most puzzling case on local records.

Furniss is believed to have been injured while adjusting a belt to a moving pulley in a feed mill at Spruce Grove, this county. He was found upon the floor of the mill, his clothing torn and his body badly bruised. Fellow employes{sic} believe he was caught in the wheel.

The Gettysburg Times, Gettysburg, PA 26 May 1925