Girardville, PA Mine Shaft Accident, Sep 1870

ACCIDENT IN THE MINING REGIONS -- SIX MEN KILLED AND ONE INJURED.

A terrible accident occurred about seven o'clock Monday morning at Preston Slope No. 3, at Girardville, by which six men were killed and one fatally wounded. A cage got off the track, and the wagon, containing seven men, was thrown off by coming in contact with the top timber, which precipitated them to the bottom of the slope, a distance of about one hundred yards.
The following are the names of the killed:
GEORGE TAYLOR.
JOHN TAYLOR.
THOS. ROBBINS.
MICHAEL WEHL.
PHILIP FARLAY.
THOMAS BOURKE.
WILLIAM TAYLOR lost one foot and was otherwise seriously and probably fatally injured.
The three TAYLOR'S were brothers. All the men with one exception leave large families.

Evening Gazette Port Jervis New York 1870-09-03