From the Richmond Times, 6/23/1892, p. 4, c. 3
CRUSHED TO DEATH.
John W. Eubank Caught in the Machinery at the Tredegar Works.
Mr. John W. Eubank, one of the employees at the Tredegar Iron Works, met with a fatal accident at 8:30 o’clock yesterday morning. He was trying to adjust a belt on a moving pulley, when in some manner he was caught in the machinery and crushed to death.
Both of his legs were broken and he was otherwise injured. As soon as possible the machinery was stopped and the remains taken out. The deceased lived with his family at 1110 Clarke street. The body was taken to his home and Coroner Taylor notified, who, however, deemed an inquest unnecessary.
The deceased was twenty-five years old leaves a wife and a six-year-old boy, an aged mother and one brother, James T. Eubank. About three years ago he came very near having his arm pulled off at the Tredegar Works, and, in consequence thereof resigned his position. He had been out of work for a long time, and, having been sent for, went back to work at the Tredegar Works about a week ago. When he started in to work he remarked to his wife that he was going to wear old clothes, so that if he should be caught in the machinery they would give away before he could be injured.
About three months ago he made a profession of religion, and was received into Randolph-street church for baptism, but for the want of a minister at that church he had not yet been baptized.
The funeral of Mr. Eubank will take place at the Randolph-street church this afternoon and Rev. Mr. Whitlock, of Richmond College, under whose preaching he was converted, will conduct the services. The interment will be at Hollywood. This is the second death of a member of Randolph-street church since its organization, the other one being Mr. Clark Mosely, who was killed on the Alleghany railroad just above Lynchburg.