Pittston, PA Twin Mine Shaft Roof Collapse, Jun 1896

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NINETY MINERS DEAD.

THE ROOF FELL UPON THE MEN WHILE PROPPING IT UP.

MANY LEAVE FAMILIES.

ABOUT FORTY OF THE MEN WERE ENGLISH SPEAKING AND THE REST FOREIGNERS -- MORE THAN TWO-THIRDS OF THE VICTIMS WERE MARRIED -- THE WATER BOY TELLS A THRILLING TALE -- THINKS THERE WAS AN EXPLOSION OF GAS -- THE FALL SOUNDED LIKE THE REPORT OF CANNONS.

Wilkes-Barre, Pa., June 28. -- While ninety miners were at work in the Red Ash vein of the Twin Shaft at Pittston, about 3 o'clock this morning, the roof caved in and it is believed that all of the men perished. About forty of the imprisoned men were English speaking miners, the others foreigners.

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