Boston, GA Mining Accident, Oct 1891


BOSTON, Ga., October 27.--[Special]---Chester Car, colored, a miner employed by the Georgia Phosphate and Mining Company, was killed today by the falling of the embankment of one of their phosphate pits. He was almost buried alive by the falling earth, and had to be dug out with picks. After he was extricated, Superintendent Dunwoody Jones did all he could to restore life, but he arrived too late. Between fifty and seventy-five miners quit work for the day on account of the accident.

The Columbus Enquirer-Sun, Columbus, GA 28 Oct 1891