Victim Of The Elevator
Steele Scrapbook - January 23, 1886
YORK, Pa., Jan. 15.--August C. Abe, a carpenter, aged thirty-two years, was this evening helping to put the finishing touches to a new elevator at C. A. Baylor's cigar factory, and was standing at the bottom of the elevator shaft, the car being forty feet above him at the fourth floor. Proprietor Baylor stepped on the car, which caused the cable to slip from its temporary fastenings, and it descended with great celerity to the bottom of the shaft, carrying Mr. Baylor with it. He escaped serious injury, but Abe was killed.
Snatched Away Under Cover Of Night From Alf