An accident at the round house this morning nearly caused the death of one of the machinists, P. A. Alexon. He was in the pit under one of the large freight engines and was using a large hydraulic jack to raise the engine so that repairs could be made. The jack broke under the strain and a part of it struck Mr. Alexon a glancing blow on the head and knocked him several feet, cutting a gash in his head and leaving him unconscious. Other than a painful scalp wound he was uninjured and considers himself very lucky to get off that easy.
Jamestown Weekly Alert, 3/3/1904