New Iberia, LA Salt Mine Explosion, Apr 1920
SIX ARE KILLED IN EXPLOSION IN LOUISIANA MINE.
WORKMAN LIGHTS CIGARETTE AND IGNITES GASOLINE AND CREOSOTE.
New Orleans, La., April 16. -- (United Press) -- Six men were killed in a gasoline explosion late yesterday at the bottom of a salt mine near New Iberia, La. While painting steel casing 90 feet below the surface a mixture of gasoline and creosote used by the workmen was ignited when one of the men lit a cigarette. The mine, recently purchased by Bayliss & Jones of Michigan, is located on the estate of the late Joseph Jefferson, the actor.
FRANK MELLIN, all of Negaunee, Mich.
GEORGE JENKINSON, Detroit, Mich.
AVONAIRA MAYERS, both of Youngsville, La.
Anniston Star Louisiana 1920-04-16