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Description: Five Men Killed - Accident on Denver & Rio GrandeDate: September 8 1890
Newspaper published in: Buffalo, NY
Page/Column: Page ?, Column 1
FIVE MEN KILLED
The Facts of That Accident on the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad
CANYON CITY, Co., Sept. 8.— A terrible accident occurred on the Denver and Rio Grande railroad Saturday morning near Adobe. The train was running in two sections. The first section had two day coaches loaded with laborers, and had become derailed four miles below Florence. The second section dashed into them with terrific force, smashing the two coaches. Injuring forty men and killing five outright. The bodies of five have been recovered and twelve are still missing. The wounded are being cared for at Florence, Coal Creek and Canyon City. All of the men in the wreck were Italian laborers, just shipped here from New York. It is impossible to learn the names of all the dead and injured. The wounded have been taken to the Rio Grande hospital at Salida. Two of the injured are not expected to live.
The dead are:
H. L. Winters. Idaho Springs, Colo.
Jonathan Falks, Pueblo.
A. M. Mayer, Pueblo
James Donovan, Pueblo,
C. Williams, Leadville.
The most seriously injured are: James Faust, J. Porenti, Ed Brown, John Walsh, E. L. Fash, John Palmer, Ernest Scott, Ubalde Maschutt, John Dalduca, Ed Martini, Michael Burke and David Ashbery.
The others are but slightly bruised. The responsibility for the accident has not yet been determined, but an investigation will be made at once. The loss to the railroad company is about $100,000.