Pinkney, TN Ore Tipple Collapse, May 1897
TEN KILLED -- AND MANY INJURED BY THE FALL OF AN ORE DUMP.
Florence, Ala., May 14. -- A terrible disaster occurred at the Pinkney, Tenn., ore mines, thirty miles from here, yesterday evening. The new tipple or ore dump, sixty feet high, fell, killing ten white men and boys outright, and seriously wounding several others.
The killed are:
JAMES BROWN, and an eleven-year-old son.
The seriously injured are:
the two McLEMORES.
Of the killed REMINGTON, CAL KILBURN, BROWN, HARRIS and the two CROWS leave wives and from one to five children. Those who are seriiously injured have broken legs and arms, and crushed hip bones and internal injuries. At least half of those who are injured will die.