Someone fell on the First Class Grand Staircase


Yourj Benig

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Does anyone heard about a woman who fell on the Grand Staircase in the Afternoon of the 14 of April 1912............ I think she was Ms. Irene Harris........ the wife of Mr. Henry Harris, which she broke her arm....... Is that true???:eek:
 
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Yourj: Irene Harris did indeed fall that afternoon. She claimed later that there was a "wet place" on the stairs due to something having been mopped up.

Just think - at the time, she probably said something like, "Well, things can only get better after THIS."
 
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Yourj yes, this story is true Iréne Harris fell down the stairs after a spot of grease or slippery substance. Dr. William Francis Norman O'Loughlin wanted the neat but he wanted Iréne Harris remains outstretched arm so having learned that there was, Dr. Henry William Frauenthal in 1st class he nursed.
 
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It is also mentioned in the book 'A Night to Remember'. It is said there that Mrs Harris had broke her arm, where and than not mentioned.
 
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You know, this is probably as good a place as any to speculate on what tricky footing that beautiful Grand Staircase must have been in any kind of a sea. The staircase's treads were linoleum. Lino is not slippery unless it's waxed, and the self-polishing waxes for lino (like Johnson's Glo-Coat) hadn't been invented yet, so that part was okay. But negotiating that staircase when the ship was rolling to any extent must have been, um, interesting.
 

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