Blossburg, NM Coal Mine Explosion, June 1903
PERISH IN A MINE.
FIVE MEN KILLED BY AN EXPLOSION, WHICH WRECKS A NEW MEXICO COLLIERY.
Raton, N. M., June 20. -- Five men were killed by an explosion which completely wrecked mine No. 3 of the Raton Coal and Coke Company at Blossburg, N. M.
JACK BELL, fire boss, was badly burned.
HARRY MUSSEL, had several ribs broken.
The explosion is believed to have been caused by a windy shot. The mine was inspected less than two weeks ago.
Salt Lake Tribune Utah 1903-06-21