West Lake, LA Sulphur Mine Accident, Mar 1892

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FIVE MEN ASPHYXIATED.

Information was received here to-day from Florence, a small station on the line of the Southern Pacific, stating that five men employed at the sulphur mines near there, who were engaged in sinking oil wells, had met their death by asphyxiation. No further details were learned as the scene of the accident is remote from a telegraph office.

AN ACCOUNT FROM WEST LAKE.

West Lake, La., March 29. -- Five laborers were killed at a sulphur mine near here today. They had gone down into an old well near the main shaft for the purpose of cleaning it out and were overcome with gas which had accumulated in the well. Their names are not learned.

Galveston Daily News Texas 1892-03-30