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Mammoth, UT Mine Accideent Aug 1903

Big Rock Crushes Out Miner’s Life

Thomas Bryan Is Instantly Killed While at Work in the Lower Mammoth Mine.

Thomas Bryan, a miner working in the Lower Mammoth mine at Mammoth, Utah, was instantly killed yesterday by having a large piece of ore toll on him, after he had undermined it.

A large obstructing rock, weighing close to a ton, had been loosened from all sides, when it toppled over and pinned Bryan beneath it.

An inquest was held over the remains, and the jury found that no blame could be placed upon the mining company.

The deceased had been a resident of Mammoth for the past fifteen years. He was 55 years of age and leaves a wife and eight children. The remains are being held until relatives living outside of the state have been heard from.

Salt Lake Telegram, Salt Lake City, UT 5 Aug 1903

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Mammoth: No arrangements have yet been made for the funeral services over the remains of Thomas Bryan, who was killed in the Lower Mammoth mine at Mammoth yesterday. A son of the deceased resides in Montana and a daughter in California, and the burial will not take place until after their arrival.

Salt Lake Telegram, Salt Lake City, UT 6 Aug 1903

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Mammoth: The funeral services of Thomas Bryan, who was killed Tuesday in the Lower Mammoth mine, will be held Saturday evening in the Latter-day Saints’ church, and on Sunday morning the remains will be taken to Springville for burial. A daughter, Miss Birdie Bryan, has arrived from California, but the son, who is mining in some place in Montana, has not yet been heard from.

Salt Lake Telegram, Salt Lake City, UT 8 Aug 1903



article | by Dr. Radut