Harmarville, PA Coal Mine Explosion, Aug 1918

SIX DIE IN COAL MINE.

(International News Service)
Pittsburg, Pa., Aug. 8. -- Efforts were being made today to reach two bodies of miners known to be under the debris at the bottom of the shaft of a mine that was being reclaimed by the Consumers' Coal Co. at Harmarville. Six men were killed and six others were injured by the explosion that wrecked the shaft.
So great was the force of the blast that parts of human bodies were blown from the bottom of the shaft to the surface, a distance of about 200 feet.
The dead:
JAMES WASHINGTON.
VERNER WARE.
JAMES GAFFIN, all negroes of New Kensington.
ROBERT SMITH, of Harmarville.
FRED MILLER, of Harmarville.
JOHN ZINE, of Etna.

New Castle News Pennsylvania 1918-08-08