In this construction report, the death of John Corigan was recorded. Corigan was moving a wheel barrow filled with debris along a scaffold when the tire of wheel barrow struck a post, sending both the wheel barrow and Corigan to the floor below, killing him instantly. John Corrigan was the last individual to be killed while working on the capitol construction site.
This document very briefly mentions a "man who fell from the senate wall." This individual was Swedish immigrant Alfred Magnuson. Magnuson was born in Sweden in April 1877 and immigrated to the US in 1896. He fell while setting a truss in the Senate chamber and fractured his skull. His grave is located in Union Cemetery, Maplewood, Minnesota.
This report briefly mentions the death of Albert Swanson on the work site. An immigrant from Sweden, Albert Swanson was born c. 1870 and worked as a mold caster on the work site. He was killed when he fell and broke his neck on April 27, 1900 and was buried in the Minneapolis Pioneers and Memorial Cemetery on April 30.
In his report of July 6, Cass Gilbert gives some details about Alfred Magnuson's fall: Magnuson was working on the steelwork of the Senate chamber fell about 30 feet to the floor below. Gilbert also lists Magnuson as having died on June 29. Magnuson's death card lists his death date as June 30.
This is Gilbert's report several days after the accidental death of Florian Zauner. In this report Gilbert states that the scaffold that Zauner fell from was in "...good condition, and the accident was apparently due to carelessness on the part of the victim."
In this report, Gilbert makes a brief entry about the accident that killed Albert Swanson and injued another man.
This report gives the details surrounding the death of Florian Zauner. He also fell from scaffolding and hit a metal beam with his shoulder as he fell. The impact severed his arm and he died on impact. Florian Zauner, born in April 1860, was a German immigrant who worked as a laborer on the work site. He lived with an uncle on Water Street in Saint Paul. His grave site is unknown.