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Jeanesville, PA Flood Of Water In Coal Mine, Feb 1891

EIGHTEEN MINERS DROWNED.

ANOTHER HORROR ADDED TO THE LONG LIST OF COAL MINE CASUALTIES.

THE VICTIMS WERE ALL AT WORK WHEN A FLOOD OF WATER POURED IN UPON THEM FROM AN OPENING MADE INTO AN OLD SHAFT.

White Haven, Pa., Feb. 4. -- At 11 o'clock this morning while CHARLES BOYLE and PATRICK COLE, of Leviston, were engaged in drilling a hole in their chamber in No. slope of J. C. Hayden & Co.'s mine, at Jeanesville, they broke into the old No. 8 slope, which had been idle for five years and which had been flooded to the mouth with water. WM. BRISLIN, a driver, was close by and he cried out: "Boys, for God's sake, run for your lives or you will be drowned."
In a moment thereafter the water came and BRISLIN barely escaped with his life. Besides him six others escaped.

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