Tercio, CO Coal Mine Explosion, Apr 1906
22 KILLED IN MINE.
EXPLOSION IN SHAFT OF COLORADO FUEL AND IRON CO.
DUST IGNITED BY A BLAST.
FORTY MEN WERE AT WORK WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED.
SEVENTEEN MEN ESCAPED THROUGH ANOTHER OPENING -- ONE MAN MISSING -- EXPLOSION TOOK PLACE NEAR THE MAIN ENTRANCE -- MINERS FROM ADJACENT CAMPS AIDING IN THE RESCUE WORK -- FIRE BOSS AMONG DEAD --NOT SERIOUSLY DAMAGED.
Trinidad, Colo., April 22. -- As the result of a dust explosion in a mine of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company, forty miles west of Trinidad, today, twenty-two miners are known to be dead, and one other is missing.
There were forty men in the mine at the time of the explosion. Seventeen miners who were working 2,700 feet from the entrance, escaped uninjured through another opening.
The explosion occurred in rooms 3 and 4 near the main entrance, and was the result of a windy shot, which ignited the dust.
An order for twenty-two coffins has been received by a local undertaking establishment here, that many bodies having been taken out during the afternoon.
The mine was not badly damaged, and work can be resumed in a couple of days. The mine gave employment to 180 men.
Miners from adjacent camps are assisting the rescue. General Superintendent Robert O'Nell, left here at noon, and is personally directing the rescue work.
The casualties are:
PAUL AMICHAUX, 52, married.
PAUL AMICHAUX, JR., 18, single.
MATT CEROLI, 39, married.
MIKE CORAZ, 38, single.
ERNEST DELANEY, 18, single.
FRED DELANEY, 48, married.
JOE DEPASSE, 28, married.
PETE FAURE, 29, single.
K. KOME, 38, single.
DAVID MANAPACE, 25, single.
V. O. MANLEY, 27, married.
E. MANZUNO, 26, single.
WILLIAM REESE, Fire Boss, 32, married.
FRANK SMREKA, 30, married.
ALBIN SULE, 33, married.
JOHN WRABIE, 41, married.
LOUIS TORROSINI, 33, single.
Washington Post District of Columbia 1906-04-23