SASS, Albert L. 1887-1929
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 5/4/2015 at 18:58:19
Reinbeck Man Dies Suddenly
Arthur L. Sass, well-known Reinbeck man who moved to Waterloo three years ago, met a sudden and tragic death Monday evening while at work in the Rath Packing Co. Extreme heat, following hours of exposure in a cooling room of the Rath company, aggravated a heart trouble which had become apparent only a few days before and death came almost instantly.
Mr. Sass was employed on a pipe gang in the Rath plant. It was his work to repair and install pipes in the vast heating and cooling system of the plant. Monday he had been at work with two companions all day until about four o'clock in a cooling room. Then they were sent to a repair job in the sausage room where the heat was excessive. The other two men, one of them Philip Owens, also a former Reinbeck man, were called away for a minute at about 6:30 and left Sass at work with some pipes. Returning, they found him being carried out of the room on a stretcher, still living but unable to speak. His work indicated that he had toppled over almost as soon as they left him and had been found lying on the floor by the clean-up crew. These men called aid but Mr. Sass passed away before anything could be done to help him. --Courier.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 1 August 1929, pg 5
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