Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Caught by Shaft, J. R. Trufant is Badly Injured
This story was published by The Ypsilanti Daily Press of Tuesday, November 26, 1912. Caught in a shaft, J. R. Trufant, manager of the Ypsilanti Milling Co., was this morning battered into unconsciousness while no one chanced to be near to render assistance. Fortunately his clothing gave way so that he was dropped to the floor before his injuries were fatal. After some time he recovered consciousness and dragged himself far enough to call for aid from his engineer. Medical attendance was immediately summoned and his wounds dressed. Bones were found broken in his left arm and left leg and his head was badly cut over one eye. Mr. Trufant is resting comparatively well this afternoon and physicians believe that he will recover, although there is possible danger from internal injuries that may not have yet been discovered.