From the Richmond Times, 11/1/1900, p. 7, c. 2
HIS HAND MASHED OFF.
Charles Miller Comes in Contact With a Trip Hammer.
Charles Miller, a colored employe of the Tredegar Works, while engaged at one of the big trip hammers, had his hand left hand mashed so badly that it had to be amputated. The huge hammer fell on the man’s hand, mashing half of it into a jelly. Miller was taken to the almshouse hospital in the ambulance, and the injured member was taken off by Drs. Trevillian, Fisher and Kernan, of the city hospital staff.