Gates, PA Frick Coke Co. Mine Explosion, Feb 1922
16 BODIES REMOVED; SIX OTHERS LOCATED BY RESCUERS.
26 MINERS LOSE LIVES IN BLAST AT GATES MINE.
ALL AT WORK IN FATAL SECTION KILLED BY EXPLOSION.
SEARCH CONTINUES FOR OTHER VICTIMS.
BELIEVED THAT ONE WORKMAN, AS YET UNIDENTIFIED, WAS IN PARTY WIPED OUT BY BLAST -- NAMES OF 25 KNOWN IN THAT SECTION MADE PUBLIC -- REMOTE POSSIBILITY THAT TOLL MAY BE LARGER -- RESCUE WORK QUICKLY ORGANIZED, EVERY EMERGENCY BEING PROVIDED.
At 3:45 this morning it was reported, after return of the Monongahela rescue train bringing six more bodies to Masontown, that seven additional bodies had been seen just before a heavy fall of slate in a heading in advance of the scene of the explosion. This would bring the death toll to 29, with 22 of the bodies recovered. It was said that the new fall of slate would delay the recovery of the other bodies until noon today.
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