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PLATT, T. Edward

    Cambria Freeman, 24 Oct 1902, Contributed by Patty Millich

About 3 o’clock Sunday morning, T. Edward Hammel, was instantly killed in No. 32 mine of the Windber Coal Mining company at Windber. He was employed as a “spragger” in the mine, his duty being to take the cars in and out. Electricity is used as a motive power and the unfortunate man was sitting on the moving motor when the accident occurred. He was in about 150 feet in the main headway and reached in his pocket to get a match. As he did so he leaned to one side and his head struck a post. He was knocked from the motor and in falling his head was fractured by striking the journal boxes on the axle. He was dead when picked up.

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