DuBois, PA Mine Cave In, Mar 1936


DUBOIS, PA., Mar. 12.---Rescue workers reported Lee Selner, 32-year-old miner, died today---nearly 18 hours after he had been trapped under tons of slate in a mine.

The victim called to his rescuers during the night while relays worked to save him but he was silent this morning.

The collapse occurred yesterday afternoon. A second cave-in, early this morning, threatened the rescuers.

Workers continued digging for Selner this morning after saying he had died. They expected to recover the body shortly.

Clearfield Progress, Clearfield, PA 12 Mar 1936

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