Singular Accident.

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
January 27, 1899 Page 1:
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Singular Accident.

A Negro’s Head Split by a Revolving Saw.

Atlanta, Jan. 24—At the coal yards of the Cross Mountain Coal Company this morning an accident occurred, which resulted in the death of George Roberts, a Negro engineer, who was employed running a machine to saw wood. While Roberts was standing in front of the engine the saw flew off and struck the Negro on the head. The circular saw revolving at a rapid speed struck Roberts just under the right eye, entering the brain and passing through to the chin. Roberts fell to the ground when struck with the saw fastened in his head. He died soon after the accident occurred.

The cause of the accident is attributed to the breaking of the shafting to which the saw was fastened. The deceased was well thought of by his employers and the accident which caused his death is greatly regretted.


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