Rouse, CO Mine Car Accident, Jan 1904
COAL CARS RAN WILD.
THREE SLAV MINERS INSTANTLY KILLED AND TWO OTHERS BADLY INJURED.
Walsenburg, Colo., Jan. 21. -- Three Slav coal miners in the Rouse mine, ten miles from Walsenburg, were instantly killed at 7 o'clock this morning, and two others were badly injured by eighty empty coal cars running wild down the incline tunnel of the workings.
The dead are:
The names of the injured cannot be learned. JOHN and RICHARD NOGLE were brothers. None of the dead was married.
The accident occurred 1,000 feet from the mouth of the tunnel and the mine officials and Coroner Hunt of Huerfano County say no one was to blame but the men themselves. The five had no business on the track at that point as there was forty feet of space on one side of the rails.
Salt Lake Herald Utah 1904-01-22