Harrisburg, PA miners killed by lightning, Aug 1908


Harrisburg, Pa., Aug. 30. - Lightning struck and killed two miners and injured a third so badly that he will die, while the trio were working 1,300 feet beneath the earth's surface at Ranch Gap, near Tower City. The dead are George Fogenstein and Philip Ellinger, both married. The men could not hear the storm which swept over this section. A heavy bolt of lightning struck the rails of a tram road leading through the tunnel, followed the rails towhere the men were working and knocked all three insensible.

The Manitoba Morning Free Press, Winnipeg, MB 31 Aug 1908