Pottsville, PA Mine Explosion, Aug 1908

MINERS BURIED ALIVE THREE ARE RESCUED.

EXPLOSION OF GAS CAUSES A DISTRESSING ACCIDENT IN A COLLIERY NEAR SHENANDOAH, PA.

FALLING ROCK BURIES FIVE.

Accident Is Caused by Inrush of Gas in Gangway Which Is Ignited White Miners Are Blasting---Three Are Taken Out Alive, But Badly Injured---Two Are Still Under the Debris and Known to Be Dead---The Details.

(By Associated Press.)

Pottsville, Pa., Aug. 3.---Two men were killed and three probably fatally injured in an explosion today at the Knickerbocker colliery of the Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron company, about one mile east of Shenandoah.

The accident was caused by an inrush of gas in the gangway of the Buckmountain vein, which was ignited while the miners were blasting.

THREE ARE RESCUED.

A fall of top rock occurred, burying Peter Dumbinsky, Jacob Keolick, John Kuza, William Suso and Charles Cowley.

The first two are still under the debris and are known to be dead, but their companions were rescued. The three men were seriously injured.

The Daily Northwestern, Oshkosh, WI 3 Aug 1908