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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.
The dead:
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



article | by Dr. Radut