February 25, 1913
RUSHING MINE RESCUE MEN TO SCENE OF
Feared Miners May be Trapped Behind Wall of
Flame in Mine Near New Kensington.
United Press Telegram.
NEW KENSINGTON, Pa., Feb. 26. -- Mine
rescue cars are being hurried from all parts of
the State today to determine whether any of the
200 miners employed in the Valley Camp mine are
confined behind the wall of flame, which has
been raging in the workings since yesterday.
A terrific explosion occurred yesterday, in
which two are known to have been fatally
injured, and two others hurt less seriously.
Whether any men are confined in the workings is
A rescue party which entered the mine last
night narrowly escaped death, when a second
explosion occurred. The injured men are: H. G.
KINLOCK and JOHN O'BRIAN, who were fatally
injured; DANIEL SHARP, who inhaled fire and
smoke and JOHN OCHURER [unsure of last name],
burned about the face and hands.
The Daily Courier Connellsville
MINERS IN PERIL
Explosion in Villa Coal Mine Trapped Four of
New Kensington, Pa., Feb. 26 – Four members
of a searching party trapped in a fiery mine of
the Villa Coal Company by an explosion were
badly burned and are in a critical condition
today. The fire is still raging and mine rescue
cars were rushed to the scene, as it if feared a
number of miners are pressed behind the wall of
Olean Evening Times New York 1913-02-26
Articles submitted & transcribed by
Stu Beitler Thank you, Stu!
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