Injured at Andover Junction
Brought to Newton for Treatment.
George F. Myers, a brakeman on the Lackawanna
Railroad, met with a painful accident at Andover Junction Sunday afternoon
while coupling a car to the locomotive. The train of 28 loaded cars
on its arrival at the Junction from Maybrook to Port Morris, was taking
on an extra car from the L & H. R. switch, when the accident occurred.
Myers was standing on the switch board of the engine, and was about
to make the coupling, when his foot slipped and was caught between
the switch board and the crossbeam of the car. The left foot was badly
squeezed and a small iron step on the locomotive passed entirely through
the sole of the foot. He was placed on a Sussex train and brought
to Newton. After treatment by Dr. Morrison he was sent to Port Morris
on the 5:30 train.