Wilkes-Barre, PA Gas Explosion In Coal Mine, May 1928
EIGHT MINERS KILLED.
Wilkes Barre, Pa., May 25. -- (AP) -- Eight mine workers were killed and five injured in a gas explosion in the Conyngham shaft of the Hudson Coal company here today.
The dead were identified as:
MICHAEL CONSAVAGE, all of Wilkes-Barre.
GEORGE OKA, of Parsons.
GEORGE BELAPATOVITCH, of Parsons.
The blast occurred under the center of the city in a section which had been idle for several years and in which work was resumed last week. Sparks from a motor are believed to have ignited a pocket of gas.
Company officials placed a heavy guard about the colliery to keep back the hundreds who endeavored to get some word of the men under ground.
Bradford Era Pennsylvania 1928-05-26