Guard Leon M. Sammons

Guard Leon M. Sammons

Michigan Department of Corrections, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, May 7, 1928

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Leon M. Sammons

Guard Leon Sammons was crushed to death when a bucket fell from a crane in Onsted, Michigan.

He was supervising a convict work crew from the labor camp at Cambridge Junction. He was overseeing the unloading of crushed rock from a train when crane's bucket detached and fell onto him.

Guard Sammons was survived by his wife, daughter, and parents.


  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Accidental

industrial accident

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