Mount Hope, NY Mine Accident, Sept 1868


Four Men Killed in a Mine.

NEW YORK, Sept. 29.—James Richards, Richard Sampson, Wm. Moore, and James Thomas, while at work in the iron ore mine at Mt. Hope, Morris county, N. J., a few days since, were instantly killed by over 200 tons of rock falling on them. Rocks had to be drilled and blasted to get at the bodies.

Quincy Whig, Quincy, IL 29 Sept 1868


Falling of a Mining Shaft—Miners Crushed to Death.

NEWARK, N. J., September 28—Four English miners named William Moore, Richard Sampson, James Richards and James Thomas were instantly crushed to death last Thursday by the falling in of a shaft of the iron mine at Mount Hope, Morris county, N. J. They were buried on Sunday. An immense crowd of miners attended the funeral.

Cleveland Leader, Cleveland, OH 29 Sept 1868