Jerome, AZ Mine Explosion, Apr 1905

ARIZONA MINE EXPLOSION.

FIVE MEN DEAD AND FIVE OTHERS SERIOUSLY HURT.

Jerome, Ariz. -- As the result of an explosion in the Puited Verde mine at Jerome, Ariz., owned by Senator Clark, five men are dead and five others seriously if not fatally injured.
The accident happened just as the shifts were being changed and all the men except twelve had been raised to the surface. On account of the recent heavy rains, surface water found its way to that portion of the mine where fire has been smouldering several years, and steam thus generated caused the explosion, blowing out the bulkheads erected to keep the fire from spreading.
The men were suffocated by smoke and heated steam.

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