CRUSHED TO DEATH
Langdon, N.D., Sept. 18.—Beaton McDowell, of this place, was almost instantly killed in the explosion of a traction engine while engaged in threshing operations on a farm in this vicinity late yesterday afternoon.
McDowell was standing on the tender of the engine when the entire front end of the machine was blown out with such a terrific force that the engine was forced backward and ended up on the boiler head pinning McDowell beneath it and one of the bull wheels. The life was literally crushed out of the man.
Although others were working nearby at the time none of them were injured.
McDowell was about 30 years of age and was unmarried.
Williston Graphic, 9/23/1915