New Kensington, PA Valley Camp Mine Explosion, Feb 1913


Rescue Force Fails to Penetrate Valley Camp Workings

NEW KENSINGTON, Feb 27----Fire today is still burning fiercely in the Valley Camp mine despite efforts to conquer the flames which have been raging for two days The Government mine rescue car arrived here yesterday morning, but attempts to enter the affected workings have thus far been futile.

All but two of the injured men will recover. Fears are entertained for the recovery of Mine Superintendent Kinlock and John Mc[ineligible]cker, who were seriously burned The couple were members of a rescuing party which entered the mine yesterday morning and were injured in an explosion.

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA 27 Feb 1913

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