Clipped From The Daily American
RITES FOR MINER KILLED IN 'FALL' TO BE HELD FRIDAY Funeral rites for Anthony (Tony) Zarat, 60, Zeigler, killed Monday when caught beneath a fall of coal and rock at the Freeman Coal Co. mine No. 3 at Waltonvllle, will be held at 10 a.m., Friday at the Sacred Heart Catholic church in Zeigler. The Rev.. Father Louis Fallner will officiate, with interment in the Catholic cemetery at Royalton. Royalton. The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., Thursday at the Van- trea.se funeral home in Zeigler, where the body is lying in state. Albert Yates, 47, 109 East Lindell Lindell street, working in the underground underground room with Zarat, who was a machine operator, was injured in the coal and rock fall, suffering several fractured ribs and severe bruises of the face and body. Taken to Miners' hospital in Christopher Christopher for treatment, Yates' condition condition todjay was said to be "improving." "improving." Jefferson county Coroner Ben Roeder, who conducted an inquest at the mine, said Zarat was apparently apparently killed instantly by falling rock which completely covered his body. A coroner's jury returned returned a verdict of accidental death. Roeder said rescuers had to "timber" the roof in room 27, in No. 1 shaft north, where the fall occurred, before Zarat's body could be recovered. Zarat had been employed at the Waltonvillo mine for four years.