New Iberia, LA Salt Mine Explosion, Apr 1920

SIX ARE KILLED IN EXPLOSION IN LOUISIANA MINE.

WORKMAN LIGHTS CIGARETTE AND IGNITES GASOLINE AND CREOSOTE.

New Orleans, La., April 16. -- (United Press) -- Six men were killed in a gasoline explosion late yesterday at the bottom of a salt mine near New Iberia, La. While painting steel casing 90 feet below the surface a mixture of gasoline and creosote used by the workmen was ignited when one of the men lit a cigarette. The mine, recently purchased by Bayliss & Jones of Michigan, is located on the estate of the late Joseph Jefferson, the actor.
The dead:
ANSELL PANANEN.
EMIL HOLONEN.
FRANK MELLIN, all of Negaunee, Mich.
GEORGE JENKINSON, Detroit, Mich.
CLEOMIRE LANGLAIS.
AVONAIRA MAYERS, both of Youngsville, La.

Anniston Star Louisiana 1920-04-16