Quinnesec, MI Mining Accident, Mar 1897

THREE MEN BLOWN TO ATOMS.

Iron Mountain, Mich., March 4. -- Three men were blown to atoms by the discharge of a quantity of dynamite last night in the Cundy mine, at Quinnesec.
The dead are:
BENJAMIN RICHARDS.
RICHARD LUKE.
THOMAS JEWETT.
The latter was married. It is customary to make the blasts while the men are at supper, the cartridges being discharged from the surface by an electric battery. Last night the young man who had the battery work in charge, supposing the men had left the mine as usual, touched the button, with fatal results.

The News Frederick Maryland 1897-03-06