Graham, VA Limestone Crusher Explosion, Aug 1920

BLAST KILLS 6; 4 ARE MISSING.

THREE OTHERS INJURED, ONE PERHAPS FATALLY, WHEN SPARK IGNITES DYNAMITE.

Graham, Va., Aug. 13. -- (AP) -- Six persons were killed, four others are thought to have lost their lives and three were injured in a premature explosion at a limestone crusher at Pounding Mill near here this morning.
The dead are:
R. T. McGEHEE.
C. M. McGEHEE, brothers, steamshovel men.
JOHN BYRD.
ALLEN BYRD.
L. I. BYRD, brothers, Negro laborers.
L. J. SMITH.
The injured are:
R. CRAIG.
GEORGE BREWSTER.
FRANK MYERS, who is not expected to live.
The explosion was caused by the ignition of a fuse by a spark from a drill, setting off three charges of dynamite which were being loaded to set off tomorrow.
The known dead and injured were taken from the debris but the bodies of four others are thought to be under the tons of rock which fell into the pit.

Washington Post District of Columbia 1920-08-14