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Description: Killed by Fall From Skyscraper.

Date: October 13 1906

Newspaper published in: Benton, MO

John HIVELY, a structural steelworker of Marion, Ind., was killed by the breaking of a steel cable of the crane used in hoisting large pieces of steel for the framework of the nine story hotel being built at Joplin. HIVELY was riding on a large beam being hoisted by the crane and when he was about 35 feet above the ground the cable snapped. He tell with the load and his skull was crushed.

Submitted: 03/16/16 (Edited 03/16/16)

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