Frick Coal Mine Accident
February 25, 1913
JOHN M'INTYRE IS KILLED BY FALL IN
Rib Boss, Widely Known, and Foreigner Meet
NOT DISCOVERED FOR HOURS.
Men Work Four Hours to Reach Body of McIntyre,
Slav in Not Recovered Until Next Day; McIntyre
One of Best Known Men in the Region.
JOHN McINTYRE, one of the most widely known
employes of the H. C. FRICK Coke Company, and
JOHN SLOKUS, a Slav, were caught by a fall of
slate yesterday morning in the mines at
Leisenring No. 1 and instantly killed. The
accident occurred about 11 o'clock. MR. McINTYRE
is rib boss, and was working with SLOKUS when
the roof fell. Another laborer working with the
men had left them a short time before and
The fall was an unusually large one. It took
the men four hours to reach the body of MR.
McINTYRE. His shoulder was dislocated, his wrist
broken and his body badly bruised. The men
worked all night in search for SLOKUS. His body
was discovered this morning at 5 o'clock.
Both bodies were removed to Funeral Director
J. L. STADER'S parlors and prepared for burial.
MR. McINTYRE'S body was taken to his home at
Leisenring No. 1 this afternoon. Requiem high
mass will be celebrated at St. Vincent DePaul's
church at Leisenring No. 1, Friday morning. No
arrangements had been made at noon for the
funeral of SLOKUS. Coroner H. J. BELL was
notified of the accident and will hold an
inquest next week.
MR. McINTYRE had resided at Leisenring for 30
years and was one of the best known mining men
of Fayette county. He was a member of St.
Vincent DePaul's church at Leisenring No. 1, and
in addition to his widow is survived by the
following children: JOHN McINTYRE,
Superintendent of the Taylor Coal & Coke Company
at Searight; CHARLES, fire boss at Searight;
FELIX, fire boss at Castle Shannon; THOMAS and
MARTIN, machinists in the Baltimore & Ohio shops
here. MRS. PATRICK KELLY and MRS. THOMAS MORGAN,
Castle Shannon, MRS. JOHN HUMPAGE, Coal Creek;
MISSES ROSE, AGNES, ANNA and ELLEN McINTYRE at
SLOKUS is survived by his widow and four
children. SLOKUS had been working the mines but
three days, having come from Leisenring No. 4.
Mine Inspector J. E. STRUBLE, MICHAEL BELL,
WILLIAM HENNESAY and several other laborers
helped remove the bodies from the mines.
The Daily Courier Connellsville,
Submitted & transcribed by
Stu Beitler Thank you, Stu!
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