Steubenville, OH Mine Explosion, Apr 1910

18 Killed In Ohio Mine.

Works Inspected Two Days Before-Terrific Force in Explosion.

Steubenville, Ohio, April 22.-The lives of eighteen miners were lost in a tremendous explosion in the Youghiogheny and Ohio Coal Company’s mine at Amsterdam last night. Seven men, bruised and burned, were rescued.

The mine was inspected two days before by Deputy Inspector Thomas Morrison. He was still at the hotel in the village when the explosion occurred.

About 9:45 o’clock last night the earth within a radius of several miles was rocked by a terrific explosion. People thought an earthquake had occurred. A train was passing the mine and every window was shattered. The trainmen stopped the train and, learning where the explosion occurred, fled from it, as a car of dynamite was attached to it.

The New York Times, New York, NY 23 Apr 1910