In 1912, Charles Mosshammer, a laborer in the employ of the Woodhead, Olson and Rifley Plumbing Company, was instantly killed in the morning about 10:30 o'clock while engaged in digging a sewer ditch in front of the new residence of J. W. Graff on Lafayette Street near the corner of West Fifth Street in Jamestown. He had the ditch down to the depth of about seven feet when the banks caved in on him. A number of the other workmen rushed to the rescue and soon dug him out but he was dead. So far as could be learned, the unfortunate man had no relatives in this city. He had been rooming at the YMCA and had worked for the plumbing company about three months.