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A peculiar accident, resulting in the loss of a life, occurred on the Michigan Central road at Lake Station Saturday evening. A brakeman, preparing to oil the hot-boxes on a train pulling into the station, stepped from the first car to the tender. A sudden jolt of the locomotive in stopping precipitated him from the latter and he fell, striking upon a short post in the ground. Although the distance fallen was so short, the post penetrated his breast and he died within fifteen minutes.

[NOTE: The following issue of The Tribune (February 2, 1892; Volume 8, Number 44, Page 5, Column 6) reports the following: PORTAGE CENTER, Ind. -- We see in last week's Tribune the account of a brakeman of the M. C. railroad being killed at Lake Station. This must be a mistake as none of the railroad officials of Lake ever heard of it, so there must be some mistake in it.]

Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: February 5, 1892
Volume Number: 8
Issue Number: 43
Page: 1
Column(s): 5

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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