Scranton, PA Cable Broke At Colliery, Sep 1911

FATAL ACCIDENT AT A COLLIERY.

FOUR MEN KILLED WHEN CABLE BROKE.

By Associated Press.
Scranton, Sept. 12. -- By the breaking of a wire cable a train of four loaded cars ran away in the slope at the Marvine Colliery this afternoon and killed four men besides injuring a fifth, who will die. The men are all foreigners.
A partial list of the casualties:
JOHN ZABOTER, 35, married, three children.
PAUL TYZETA, 32, single.
ALEX KENEVITS, 35, married, four children.
The cable parted as the cars were emerging from the mouth of the slope and they traveled 1,600 feet down a 45-degree slope, where they dashed into the five miners, who were going down the slope to start on the night shift.
Their bodies were frightfully mangled and the cars were smashed into splinters.
The company gave out the statement that the cable was installed only six months ago.

Titusville Herald Pennsylvania 1911-09-13