Ironwood, MI Mining Accident, May 1896

PERILS OF MINERS.

EIGHT MEN ENTOMBED BUT ARE FINALLY RESCUED ALIVE.

Ironwood, Mich., May 22. -- While ED OPIE, PAUL NICHOLAS, PETER MORAN, ED VAN, GUS BECKMAN, JOHN HILLMAN, JOHN COLLINS and PETER GURAR, all miners, were at work 300 feet from the surface of the third level of No. 7 shaft of the Ashland mine, in this city, at 5 o'clock yesterday morning, a body of ore fell, entombing the men.
Captain Williams, who was in the vicinity at the time, communicated with some of the men and hurried for assistance.
In his absence another great body of ore fell, making it impossible to reach or talk with the men. Signals were heard and a great body of miners went to work to rescue the imprisoned men. The rescuing party which dug through from the Norrie mine reached the men shortly before noon. All of the men were alive and little worse for their terrible experience.
Their escape is considered one of the most miraculous that ever occurred in the mining region.

Evening Bulletin Maysville Kentucky 1896-05-22