Hinton, AB Mine Explosion, Mar 1938

FIVE ARE DEAD IN MINE BLAST.

FIVE OTHERS ARE INJURED AS EXPLOSION ROCKS CANADIAN AREA.

Edmonton, Alta., March 31 -- (UP) -- A terrific explosion and resultant fire at Hinton collieries, 200 miles west of Edmonton in sparsely-settled territory, killed five miners and injured five others, reports received at Edmonton said today.
Cause of the explosion, which occurred Wednesday night, was not determined immediately.
Doctors and nurses were rushed to the scene from Edson, 55 miles east of the colliery.
The dead were reported as:
TONY PASTERNAK.
MARTIN STRELA.
GEORGE BELECHA.
WILLIAM ILECKS.
PETER PHILLIPINO.

Ogden Standard-Examiner Utah 1938-03-31