Jaysville, NY Iron Mine Explosion, Sep 1886


Watertown, N. Y., Sept. 24. -- A terrible accident occurred at the iron mines at Jaysville, St. Lawrence County, at six o'clock yesterday morning.
A charge of dynamite had been fired and the foreman, WM. APPLE, and two workmen, FELIX BASSE and FRANK BLACKBURN, descended to observe the results of the blast.
They had scarcely entered the mine, however, when a moss rock fell, instantly killing BASSE and BLACKBURN. A depression in the rock saved the life of APPLE but he was badly injured.

Mitchell Daily Republican South Dakota 1886-09-25