Thursday, August 2, 2018

Roy Frizzell Falls to Death at Harris Clay Works, 1918

“Man Falls 80 Feet,” from the Jackson County Journal, Sylva, N.C., published Aug. 2, 1918

Roy Frizzell of East La Porte, was killed last Tuesday morning when he fell in a shaft at the Harris Clay Works at that place. He lived only a few hours after being taken out.

The shaft was 80 feet deep and he fell from the top. He was engaged in dumping the buckets as they came up loaded. There were several men around the mine at the time the accident occurred, but no one saw him fall. He came very near falling on his father, John Frizzell, who with four other men, was at the bottom of the shaft. He was about 20 years old.

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