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In Years Past

November 6, 2013
The Post-Journal

In 1913, after having been imprisoned for 48 hours in one of the huge boilers that would be used in heating the Central Hudson station in Utica, now in course of construction, Dominick Gaetano was released and was in a state of collapse from his terrible experience. Gaetano was imprisoned accidentally Monday afternoon and the fact that he survived was due to a supply of fresh air that reached him through a pipe that connected the boiler in which he was held to another boiler that had not been closed. He had been sent into the boiler with orders to give it a thorough cleaning. While he was in there another laborer came along and clamped the cover on the hole, imprisoning Gaetano. The man's cries for help were heard and he was released and taken to the hospital. He inquired anxiously if election day had passed and when informed he had lost his vote he was keenly disappointed.

 
 
 

 

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