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|Fayette City Mine
(O'Neil Mine) (ca.1889- ? ),
Located on the P. & L. E. Railroad, near Fayette City, Washington Twp., Fayette Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1889- ? ), O'Neil Coal Company, Samuel O'Neil, Fayette City, PA
(ca.1892- ? ), Samuel O'Neil Company, Fayette Co., PA
(ca.1898- ? ), Samuel O'Neil Company, Fayette City, PA
(ca.1903- ? ), Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company Pittsburg, PA
(ca.1906- ? ), Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company, Pittsburg, PA
(ca.1920- ? ), Pittsburg Coal Company, Pittsburgh, PA
|Fayette City, Pennsylvania
April 18, 1913
FOUR HURT BY EXPLOSION IN A FAYETTE CITY MINE
Second Blast Catches Them as They Return to Room Where They Were Working; One in Hospital
United Press Telegram
FAYETTE CITY, April 19
John Rock, a miner, is a patient at the Mercy Hospital in Pittsbur. And three other employees of the ONeill mine here are suffering from severe burns of the hands and face as the result of an explosion late last night.
The injured men are Peter Rock, Mike Simkoltz, Charles Rock and John Rock. All four were working in a room, which had been examined a short time before the explosion by a fire boss. They had ignited a blast and while waiting got it to explode stood in a gangway.
When they returned to the chamber a second explosion occurred,
enveloping them in flames. Four hundred men were working in the mine at the
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.
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.
|(Newspaper article courtesy of Stu Beitler.)|
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