|Friday, January 29, 1904||The Newmarket Era||Page 5, col. 3|
Crushed by a snow plow.
Barrie, Ont., Jan. 22.—James McPherson died last night as the result of injuries received near Phelpston on Wednesday morning. He was foreman of a G.T.R. snow plough, which had been lifted from the rails by the hard-packed snow, and was in under it, helping to replace it on the track. It is said that the air leaked out of the brake and let the engine move a couple of feet. McPherson was caught under the plough wheels, both thighs being crushed. He was brought to the hospital and one leg amputated, but it was impossible to save his life. Deceased was in charge of the plough when engineer Glassford and fireman Paton were killed in the accident at Colwell a month ago. He had been with the G.T.R. for many years, and was regarded as one of the most careful men in the service.
Stations: Colwell, Phelpston