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  • Dr. Oscar Dowling (1866 - 1931)
    From his wife's Find a Grave: "On January 3, 1931, Dr. Dowling met a horrific death after falling from a passenger train loaded on a river ferry headed to Shreveport from his home city of New Orlean...
  • Sgt. Daniel Zimmerman (USA) (c.1840 - 1905)
    Daniel Zimmerman served in Company I, 35th Regiment, Indiana Infantry in the Union Army during the Civil War.Here is a transcript of newspaper article on his death (LaPorte Daily Argus, 4 Jan 1905) LaP...
  • Loren Elam Glick (1939 - 1958)
    - Died when the farm tractor he was driving fell over on top of him. The boy was dead five minutes later when his father managed to lift the tractor with a bar. Young Glick had taken the tractor down a...
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    Edward George Vetter (1891 - 1973)
    Parents are George W. Vetter & Margaret Lenz Husband of Maria Hemming Edward VetterFuneral services for Edward George Vetter, 81, of rural Lake Park, were held Saturday morning, June 30 from St. John's...
  • Lloyd Stanley Miller (1930 - 1962)
    - He was fatally injured when the truck he was driving upset, pinning him underneath, while he was working in a stone quarry.* Reference: RootsWeb's WorldConnect - SmartCopy : Aug 13 2017, 17:21:01 UTC...

Killed by machinery

Please add Geni profiles of those killed accidentally by contact with a machine.

From The 25 most common causes of death

  • 20: Contact with machinery. Odds of dying: 1 in 5,189

People with arachnophobia should know that they are almost 200 times more likely to die from contact with machinery than contact with venomous spiders, where the odds are almost 1 in a million. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, types of machinery likely to cause injury or death include heating, cooling and cleaning, construction, logging, mining and special materials machinery.


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