|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 1/5/1928.
OIL WELL WORKER FALLS 62 FEET FROM DERRICK
Harvey Mace Falls from Great Height and is Not Fatally Injured
Tool Dresser's Experience Will Remain Unique in Oil Field Annals
Harvey Mace, an employee of the Calhoun Oil & Gas Company, fell
62 feet from a derrick on which he was working and landed on the floor
of the rig. He is still alive to tell the story and is thought not
seriously injured. He was badly bruised and shaken up by his fall
and a deep gash was cut in his hip. Apparently no bones are broken
nor has he sustained internal injuries.
The injured man is a tool dresser and was working inside the rig on
the A. J. Nitz farm on Daniels Run, at a height of 62 feet above the floor,
Wednesday, when he slipped in some manner and came hurtling down through
the rig. He struck first on some two inch planks which were in the
rig on trestles and it is thought that enough spring was in the lumber
to practically break his fall.
He was taken to the home of Mr. Nitz and medical attention was given
him at once. He appears to be getting along very well and unless
some unforeseen complications arise, he is likely to recover.