Serious Accident at Cabot Black in 1913


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 10/2/1913.

Nasty Accident at Factory

John Propst, an employee in Cabot's Carbon Factory, below town, met with an extremely painful, but not fatal, accident while attending to his duties Monday, one arm being terribly burnt and bruised.  He was oiling an engine when in some manner his feet slipped and he fell, his arm being caught between the fly-wheel and bed-plate of the engine.  Dr. Dye responded to the emergency call and dressed his wounds.  No bones were broken, but Mr. Propst suffered excruciating pain until the surgeon dressed it.  Mr. Propst is an industrious, honest man, and his friends will regret to hear of his misfortune.