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La Grande Man Is Killed By Train

With both arms ground off close to his shoulders by a freight train from which he fell after signaling for a clearance at the Ora Dell viaduct, west of La Grande last Sunday night, N.R. Wood a brakeman, dragged himself from the rails and walked half a mile for help. His shouts aroused George Shimmel, and Wood was rushed to the hospital in La Grande. He is said to have given his signal while walking on the viaduct and in some way lost his balance and fell. No one saw the accident.

Friends of the dead man, however, contend that he did not fall from the train but was clubbed and robbed and then thrown off. Bruises on the body and the absence of his watch and money strengthens this belief.

Mr. Woods died about twenty hours after the accident.

He is survived by a wife and two children who reside in La Grande.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Latter Day Saints tabernacle in La Grande, and burial was in the L.D.S. cemetery.

North Powder News
Saturday, October 10, 1925

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