Avoca, PA Law Mine Boiler Explosion, Jan 1896

Three Killed in a Boiler Explosion.

Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Jan.1.---A boiler explosion, by which three men were killed, occurred at the Law colliery at Avoca yesterday morning. The dead are: ALEX YOUNG, aged 48, pump driller; THOMAS M'DONALD, age 52, machinist; JOHN ROLLS, aged 50. The two first named were mangled beyond recognition. The explosion is supposed to have been caused by the low water in the boiler.

The Fort Wayne Gazette, Fort Wayne, IN 2 Jan 1896