Manchester Worker is Seriously Injured 1931
Posted By: Cheryl Locher Moonen (email)
Date: 3/5/2017 at 09:28:08
Dubuque Telegraph Herald – November 2, 1931
Manchester Worker is
Manchester, Ia. Nov. 2. - Special: Jack Stephenson, local electrician in the employ of the Iowa Electric Co., suffered severe injury to his right eye Friday afternoon which may permanently impair the sight in one or both eyes. Stephenson was unloading some rubbish for the company near the Quaker Mill power site, northwest of town, and, when throwing a piece of iron pipe to which was attached a rubber hose from the truck, the pipe flew back and struck him squarely in the eye. He was alone, and after half hour of suffering, managed to drive the truck to a local physicians office. He was rushed at once to a Cedar Rapids physician, where it was found necessary to remove the eyeball which took seven stitches above the eyeball seat and six stitches to sew the eyelid to his forehead to prevent drooping. Every nerve had to be tied. The eye is bandaged in such a shape that it is not known whether the sight is impaired. Sunday afternoon the other eye became infected to such an extent that it was almost impossible to see out of it.
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