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Black Diamond, Washington

Morgan Slope Mine Explosion

April 26, 1907


Mine Explosion Supposed to Have Been Caused by Cave-in and Gas.

Seattle, Wash.,
April 26. In an explosion in the Morgan Slope mine, at Black Diamond, four men were killed and five were fatally hurt. Fourteen others were severely injured.

The Morgan Slope mine is at Black Diamond, Wash., on the Columbia and Puget Sound Railroad.

The only one of the dead thus far identified is MIKE BENTLEY, recently from Colorado. Two cars were descending the mine when the explosion occurred on the sixth level, 1,500 feet below the surface. It is supposed that a cave-in occurred last night, causing an accumulation of gas.

The Washington Post, Washington, DC 27 Apr 1907

Transcribed by Jenni Lanham.  Thank you, Jenni!


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