hallstead culm death 1903
HIS BURNS WERE FATAL Duryea Foreigner Died at the Hospital. """? ACCIDENT. Victim Was Picking Coal on the Hall - stead Culm Dump, When an Explosion Occurred, Throwing Him on Burning Culm, Being Burned. 1 Joseph Stozic, the Duryea foreigner who was burned at the Hallstead culm dump on Wednesday, died yesterday afternoon at the hospital, where he had been taken. The manner in which the man received the burns which caused his death was very peculiar. He was employed in the mines and on Wednesday, after finishing his work for the day, he went out on the culm bank of the Hallstead colliery to pick coal. The culm of this dump is afire in a number of places, and Stozic happened to get over one of these. The fire came in contact with some of toe gases of the culm which accumulate in places and caused it to explode with great force. The explosion threw Stozic 20 feet into the air and when the came down he landed in the midst of tue burning culm. Before he could bo rescued he was badly burned. He was given temporary treatment at the office of Dr. Burlington, afxter which he was removed to the hospital.' Up to noon yesterday his condition was not considered dangerous. Yesterday afternoon he took an unexpected turn for the worse and passed away. He lived on Marcy avenue, Duryea, and is survived by his wife and several children.