Michael Hurchcik

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Michael Hurchcik - DRAMA ENTERS MINE RESCUE Two Imprisoned 17...
DRAMA ENTERS MINE RESCUE Two Imprisoned 17 Hours 30 Feet Underground By Cavein CARBONDALE, April 1. </P) — Two anthracite miners were recovering recovering in a hospital toaay from effects of a 17-hour imprisonment 80 feet underground as a result of a cavein. Steve Daynock, 58, and Michael Hurchick, 36, were brought to the surface in a dramatic rescue yesterday. yesterday. A cavein in a sub-leased northwest colliery mine imprisonecj them just before they stopped work *bout 10:30 p .m. (EST) Saturday night. John Palish, 42, working in the mine with Daynock and Hurchik, heard the warning rumble of the cavein in time to scramble to safe- ,ty. His alarm brought scores of miners from nearby communities and set them to digging frantically at the 30-foot earth wall that entombed entombed tht pair. At 9 a, m, yesterday, a steam Shovel was brought up ts> aid in the rescue activity. Then an am- bulanc* and two doctors arrived. Ihea extra state troopers and Fell •township policemen to handle erowds which grew to 5,000. Making the ram-softened earth tty with their .picks and shovels, the reaeue workers took heart from t report that he heard his prisoned fallows tap out feeble •wS*a5a« Ifeen, at 8:38 p. m., the iffe.and- da*th battle ended triumphantly at ' " tb» 81-foot hole dug *a power shovel and hand la-

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  1. The Indiana Gazette,
  2. 01 Apr 1940, Mon,
  3. Page 2

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