As this story from the Daily National Intelligencer (Washington D.C.) on New Year’s Day 1847 reminds us, be careful out there tonight and tomorrow:
FATAL ACCIDENT AT LOWELL. — The Lowell Courier of Saturday states that a young man named HALL fell from the sixth story of the large Middlesex mill, in that city. He was assisting in letting down beams from the the top loft of the mill. As the elevator passed down, he attempted to step upon it, and fell through between it and the brick wall, nearly six stories. His body, with the exception of one ankle, was bruised but little externally, but he was injured so much internally that he lived only three hours after the accident.