Pottsville, PA Gas Explosion In Mine, Mar 1930

GAS EXPLOSION IN MINE FATAL TO ONE MINER.

FOUR OTHERS INJURED IN BLAST WHICH OCCURS IN WORKINGS OF SUSQUEHANNA COAL COMPANY.

BALLPLAYER-BOXER DEAD.

By Associated Press.
Pottsville, Pa., Mar. 24 - A gas explosion today killed one man and injured four others at the Lytlo Collieries of the Susquehanna Coal Company near here. The blast was described by company officials as
"local." The explosion was on the sixth level, less than a mile from the spot where on February 26, four miners were killed.
JOHN W. BROWN of Minersville, known in the anthracite region as a baseball player and a boxer, was killed. PAUL HUTKOWSKI of Minersville, suffered a fractured skull and his condition was said to be serious. The other three were not seriously hurt. They were: PETER BROWN, a brother of JOHN BROWN; HARRY DIXON, of Minersville and ANTHONY SHELLINSKY, of New Minersville.

The Morning Herald Uniontown Pennsylvania 1930-03-25