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Scranton, PA Mine Cave-In, Aug 1930

TWO MEN RESCUED

IMPRISONED NINE HOURS AFTER STREET CAVES IN OVER MINE WORKINGS.

Scanton, Pa., Aug. 28 - (A. P.) - Two men who were plunged twenty feet into the earth when a street over a mine operation caved in were rescued at midnight after nine hours' imprisonment.

The men, Ralph Massankiel, 25 years old, and William Williams, 52, were repairing the street after a subsidence earlier in the day caused several thousand dollars' damage to homes and injury to residents.

The second subsidence came without warning, burying the men. Fear of another avalanche forced rescuers to proceed cautiously. The men were found late in the afternoon.

Bother were able to partake of sustenance during the greater part of their entombment. Massankiel was given milk through a tube and Williams was able to be fed shortly after he had been found. Both were removed to a hospital for observation.

The Kokomo Tribune, Kokomo, IN 28 Aug 1930



article | by Dr. Radut