Clinton, IN Coal Mine Explosion, May 1920
EXPLOSION KILLS FIVE.
OPEN MINER'S LAMP CAUSED ACCIDENT IN CLINTON COAL MINE.
Clinton, Ind., -- Five men were killed and six others injured, two probably fatally in a mine explosion near Clinton Saturday morning. The accident is said to have been caused by an open miner's lamp.
The dead are:
FRANK HUGHES, all of Clinton.
JOHN HOWE, of Terre Haute.
ART THOMPSON, of Terre Haute.
The injured are:
JIMMIE NEEDHAM, all of Clinton.
ELI FULKERSON, of Terre Haute.
SAM WOODS, of Sanford.
LEE STEWART, of Carbon.
WILSON and HOWE were killed by the explosion and SMITH, THOMPSON and HUGHES were victims of after damp while attempting to rescue the body of HOWE. NEEDHAM was also a member of the rescue party. THe other members were seriously burned by the explosion.
Tipton Tribune Indiana 1920-05-03