River Hebert, NS Mine Explosion, May 1931
MINE EXPLOSION FATAL TO FIVE.
River Hebert, N.S., May 11. -- (AP) -- An explosion, believed due to accumulated gas occurred this morning in number 2 Victoria mine, killing five men and injuring at least eight others.
A full day shift of 990 men had entered the mine at 1 a.m. The explosion came an hour and a half later. Most of the workers were out of the mine shortly afterward, and all have been accounted for.
SAM RECTORD, 48, married, four children.
CHARLES STEVENS, 35, married, three children.
SANFORD LEGERE, 21, unmarried.
THOMAS JONES, of Joggin, 60, married.
GARFIELD STEVENS, unmarried.
Kingsport Times Tennessee 1931-05-11