Gates, PA Mine Explosion, July 1924
TEN KILLED IN MINE EXPLOSION.
BODIES ARE RECOVERED FROM GATES PIT EARLY TODAY.
CAUSE OF BLAST IS UNKNOWN.
OF THE ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY MEN CAUSHT IN THE MINE OF THE H. C. FRICK COAL AND COKE COMPANY AT THE TIME OF THE EXPLOSION, ALL BUT TEN WERE ACCOUNTED FOR -- MINE DAMAGED VERY LITTLE.
Gates, Pa., July 26. -- Ten miners were killed in an explosion at the Gates mine of the H. C. Frick Coal and Coke company last night. The bodies were recovered early today.
The cause of the explosion has not yet been determined. A squad of mine inspectors of the state bureau of mines, are making an investigation and it is believed the blast was purely "local". The mine was damaged very little, it was said.
The dead are:
WALTER L. COVINGTON, colored.
RAST HOGAN, colored.
One hundred and twenty men were in the mine at the time of the explosion and all were accounted for except the ten who were killed.
Six of the men killed in the blast were known to be married, with large families.
An explosion in the Gates mine in February 1922, killed 25 men.
Tyrone Daily Herald Pennsylvania 1924-07-26