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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.

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

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