Nelson Mine Explosion
TEN BODIES RECOVERED
ANOTHER MINE HORROR IN PENNSYLVANIA
A Miners Lamp Causes a Terrible Explosion in the
Nelson Shaft at Shamokin—Many Workmen Believed
to Have Been Killed
Shamokin, Pa., April 1—At 7 o’clock this
morning a terrible explosion occurred in the
Nelson Shaft, caused by a miner’s lamp. Owing to
yesterday being a holiday there was not as many
men at work this morning as usual.
Many of these escaped but there are poor
prospects that of those left, many will be found
alive. Ten bodies have already been recovered,
and the search continues. A number of mules have
perished from suffocation. The mine is operated
by Langdon & Company.
The dead are: JOHN
ROBLE, JAMES and MIKE BRENNAN. JOHN RYAN,
FREDERICK GINTER, JOHN BURT, JOHN GARRY, JOE
BORTEX, NICK DOLTON and FRANK SHUPIS.
It is not known weather there are anymore in
the mine, which is burning fiercely with
imminent danger of an explosion. Despite this a
force of men and officers are bravely battling
the flames and the gas.
The dead were all found in the Red Ash vein,
two hundred feet below. Nine thousand men are
thrown out of employment.
The Evening Herald, Syracuse, NY 1 Apr
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