Langtry, TX Quarry Explosion, Mar 1925

EIGHT MEN KILLED AND FOUR INJURED.

TEXAS ROCK QUARRY BLAST BLOWS SOME BODIES TO BITS.

Langtry, Tex. -- Eight men were killed and four were seriously injured in a premature explosion in a Southern Pacific Railway Company quarry here.
The dead are:
J. W. HARSHAW, division engineer of the El Paso division of the Southern Pacific.
T. A. DORRIS, Langtry, quarry foreman.
J. D. PUDDY, El Paso, driller.
EBARIST VALDEZ.
LUIS FLORES.
SILVERIO RANGEL.
ALFONSO ZAPATA.
CATARIN P. RUIZ, all Mexican laborers, of Langtry.
A score of men working at the quarry escaped injury, but could not tell how the accident occurred. It is presumed that one of the charges of dynamite was imperfect.
A train carrying physicians, nurses and medical supplies arrived from Del Rico to render aid.
The bodies of some of the victims were blown to bits. Others were hurled more than 200 yards while some were buried beneath heavy masses of rock and earth as the side of the hill toppled over on them.

Palo Alto Reporter Emmetsburg Iowa 1925-03-05