Gilberton, Pa., Fell Into Mine Breach, May 1901

Gilberton, Pa., Fell Into Mine Breach, May 1901

Little Girl Falls Into Mine Breach

Special to the Inquirer.

Girardville, Pa., May 10. – While playing with several companions last evening little five year-old Mary BERGINESS, of Gilberton, fell into a mine breach, which formed near her home several days ago, and was seriously injured. The cave-in contains several feet of water, and had it not been for the timely assistance of several men who were passing by and heard the other children’s cries, the little girl would have been drowned.

Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 11 May 1901