Cumberland, BC Coal Mine Explosion, Dec 1899
TWO KILLED IN B. C. MINE.
EXPLOSION OF GAS AT CUMBERLAND CAUSES LOSS OF LIFE AND SERIOUS INJURIES.
Vancouver, Dec. 12. -- Two miners were killed and six others badly injured by an explosion caused by striking a new leak of gas in one of the Union Coal Company's mines at Cumberland today.
The explosion took place a few minutes before the night shift was leaving. The foreman was badly burned about the face.
Two Japanese, overcome by fire damp, recovered but GEORGE JONES was killed from the same cause. It is probably that six men who were seriously burned will recover.
Winnipeg Free Press Manitoba 1899-12-13
Official List Of Casualties and Injuries:
THOMAS B. JONES, miner.
BERNARD ZUCCA, miner.
(Chinaman), miner, died on December 15th.
JOHN GUTHRIE, SR., miner.
JOHN GUTHRIE, JR., helper.
H. FAIRBURN, miner.
HAWADO (Japanese), helper.
MIDAO (Jamanese), helper.
OH HOY (Chinaman).