Arnold F. Haack, 46, railroad switchman, saved Mary A. Frohriep, 43, from being killed by a train, Superior, Wisconsin, January 7, 1937. Miss Frohriep walked on a crossing onto a track on which a freight-train was backing at a speed of two and a half miles an hour. The crossing was covered with smooth ice. Haack ran at an angle facing the head car 15 feet, crossed one rail, and then ran 15 feet farther to Miss Frohriep, reaching her just as the coupler struck her and knocked her backward. Taking hold of Miss Frohriep from the rear, Haack placed his hand on the coupler and rapidly walked backward dragging Miss Frohriep six feet. He then threw her from the track; and she fell on her back, her right foot extending on the rail. Haack slipped in throwing Miss Frohriep and fell sitting on her legs, his legs from the knees down being between the rails. The first wheel crushed Miss Frobriep’s right heel, but Haack swung his legs clear of the rail. The journal-box struck his shoulder and dragged him and Miss Frohriep five feet, and then he became clear of the train and dragged Miss Frohriep farther from the track. Miss Frohriep’s leg later was amputated above the ankle. Haack sustained bruises.
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