Can anyone help pls? My gt-grandfather, John Danehy (he may have been using the surname Jackson) was killed whilst working on the building of a dam in the USA, around the year 1880. The region, I believe, may have been MA but don't know for sure. Can anyone tell me if and where industrial accidents might have been recorded at that period in time? The Social Security death index doesn't go back that far and I am completely lost at the moment as to where to look next.
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