Cripple Creek, CO Cresson Mine Accident, Jun 1922

One Man Killed, Another Dies, When Rock Falls.

One Cripple Creek miner, Thomas Bailey, aged 20, was killed instantly his neck being broken, and another, Murray Colgin, aged 46, died at the Sisters hospital at midnight Thursday as the result of an accident at the Cresson mine that evening. This brings the number of deaths in the district since Sunday to eight, seven of which were unexpected. Charles Matthews also was slightly injured.

Bailey had had a presentiment that afternoon that he should not go to work, but he worked the shift in spite of this presentiment. The result was that when a 25-ton rock fell, he was killed instantly. The trio were working together but Matthews was the only one to hear the warning sound of a small rock falling. He jumped and thus escaped death.

Colgin is survived by his wife and Bailey, who had worked on the Cresson for only a week, is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bailey, one brother and one sister.

Gazette-Telegraph, Colorado Springs, CO 18 Jun 1922