Splashdam, VA Splashdam Mine Explosion, June 1932
BODIES OF MINERS TAKEN FROM MINE.
Norton, Va., June 14 (INS) -- Bodies of seven of the ten miners known to have been killed yesterday in the Splashdam mine, 40 miles from here, had been recovered today. The body of DREW WALLACE, was removed by rescue workers this morning. Rescue teams from Norton and Danke, have been unable to give any cause for the explosion.
The mine usually employes 125 men, but only ten men were at work at the time of the tragedy.
Those still in the diggings are ROY SCOLES, DAVID ADAMS and DELFORD WILLIS.
Those recovered were:
OSCAR DOWDLE, fire boss.
N. E. HONAKER.
The mine is owned by GEORGE O. PERRY, member of the state corporation commission, and the estate of Barnes Gillespie.
Tyrone Daily Herald Pennsylvania 1932-06-14