Shelby  County  Indiana
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A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Tuesday, April 25, 1911
Page 1
Ora Powers, of Fairland, Met With
Bad Accident Saturday -- Lies in a
Serious Condition in Hospital.
          Ora Powers,  aged about 30 years, of Fairland, employed as a brakeman by the C., H. & D. railway company with a run between Dayton and Indianapolis, was severely injured at an early hour last Saturday morning while groping his way along his train looking for a "hot box."  In the darkness he stepped off of an abutment of a bridge on which the train was standing and fell thirty feet to the ground.  He was picked up in an unconscious condition.  Later he was removed to the Deaconess hospital in Indianapolis, where he lies in a critical condition.  His mother,  Mrs. T. B. Carey,  and his brother,  Ole,  on learning of the accident proceded[sic] at once to the bedside of the sufferer.  No additional particulars have been received by relatives at Fairland.  The attending physician stated that it would be some time before the extent of his [my copy ends here - pmf].
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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