Dover, NJ Richard Mine Fire, Jan 1907


Headhouse Destroyed---150 Men of the Nightshift Escape.

Special to The New York Times.

DOVER, N. J., Jan. 31.---Fire destroyed the headhouse of No. 5 shaft at the Richard Mine, owned by the Thomas Iron Company, near Dover, to-night. The 150-odd men of the night shift, in great alarm, came skurrying[sic] out of three other shafts, all the workings of the mine being connected. So far as can be learned all escaped.

The headhouse contained the hoisting machinery and pump for No. 5 shaft, all of which were put out of commission. The Richard Mine is the largest producing single mine in New Jersey, the average yield being 10,000 tons of iron ore a month.

The New York Times, New York, NY 1 Feb 1907

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