The Marojevech Brothers

Frank and George Marojevech died on June 20th, 1907 due to a horrific accident at the Belmont Mine. That day, George went to visit his brother, Frank, at the mine. As they were talking, Frank noticed that a loaded ore cart had gotten away and was coming down the hill. Frank swung onto the cart and pulled the brake handle trying to stop it. Unfortunately, the brake handle had previously broken and been replaced with an old shovel handle. He fell underneath the ore cart, and it ran over him, killing him instantly. George tried to save him, but the ore cart ran over his ankles. He was taken to the hospital, where they amputated both his legs. George’s injuries were too severe, and he died that night.

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