Burke, ID Mine Cage Accident, July 1919

FOUR KILLED IN MINE ACCIDENT.

Burke, Idaho, July 24. -- Four miners were killed and three seriously injured tonight when a cage in the shaft of the Hecla mine of the Hecla Mining Company shot into the sheaves instead of descending the shaft. Reports to the coroner were that the engineer became confused over his signals.
The dead:
B. BERNARDI.
CHARLES CANTANERO.
HARRY PATTON.
TRANQUILLO TANTAMESSA.
The injured:
JOHN MARTINO, back and collar bone broken and scalp wounds.
JOHN MUSETTI, fractured shoulder and scalp wounds.
L. H. CRAIG, fractured skull and scalp wounds.

Billings Gazette Idaho 1919-07-26