Fayette, PA Mine Explosion, Apr 1913

FOUR MEN CAUGHT IN EXPLOSION

All Are Badly Burned and One May Die as Result of Accident
OCCURS IN FAYETTE

Four men were badly burned in an explosion at the Fayette City mine of the Monongahela River Consolidated Coal and Coke company at Fayette City Friday. One may die.

The Injured.
JOHN ROCK, burned about the body, taken to the Mercy hospital, in critical condition.
PETER ROCK, badly burned, taken to home in Fayette City.
MIKE SINKOSICH, burned about the body, taken to home in Fayette City.
CHOLOY SINTAK, burned about body, taken to home in Fayette City.

The four miners had put in a shot and had gone from the room. One explosion occurred. Hastily they rushed back in the room. Immediately another explosion took place that either was a part of the first shot going off, or a flash from the coal dust. There were about 400 men in the mine at the time of the explosion.

The Charleroi Mail Pennsylvania 1913-04-21

Read another article about the explosion (below)