SWITCHMAN MEETS DEATH
Falls Underneath Wheels of Freight Train in Minot
Minot, N.D., July 15—F.R. Purdy, 29, switchman employed by the Great Northern Railway in Minot, was instantly killed yesterday afternoon at 5:45 o'clock when he fell underneath the wheels of a freight train, which was being switched in the local yards. The wheels of the train passed directly over the abdomen, nearly severing the body in two.
According to a report of the accident made to W.F. Cloone, yardmaster, Mr. Purdy was getting down off from a car when he evidently slipped and fell, landing under the wheels of the train.
Bismarck Tribune, 7/15/1922