Headlines from Darr mine disaster

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Headlines from Darr mine disaster - Explosion in Pittsburgh Coal Company's Mine at...
Explosion in Pittsburgh Coal Company's Mine at Jacobs Creek, Westmoreland County, Kills Nearly 200 Men and Imprisons Scores of Others Behind Impassable Burning Barriers; Open Lamp Reported Cause; Rescue Parties Hard at Work; Harrowing Scenes Witnessed. Mutilation of Bodies Testifies t Force of Explosion; Afterdamp, Gas and Fire Each Claims Victims. Catastrophe Third of Kind in Vicinity Since First of Month; Swells total Number of Dead Toilers of Pits to Almost 600. - SEVERAL MINES ARE CONNECTED AS AT M0N0NGAH WHERE SYSTEM WAS CENSURED BY MINING EXPERTS. Blacksmith Shop Is Utilized as Morpe Coroner Takes Charge To-Day Thirty Bodies Are Located, Most of Them Badly Mangled. fiAS BELIEVED TO HAVE ENTERED FROM, ADJACENT MINE. BT JOHN K. BALL. MAP SHOWING LOCATION AND OTHERS OF TTM ) 1900-21 DEAD ,' OV 53fP Worl-Rol 0-V CHARLEROI BELLE YERN California V5v it c BROWNSVILLE, OF LATEST MINE DISASTER AT JACOBS CREEK, RECENT DATE, WHERE MANY LIVES WERE LOST. )) AMtPRP.lLT a X J 0 GREEN SBURG CONNELLSVILLE. Prompt Measures Necessary to Quell Disorder Which Follows Mine Horror; to Bring in Police Much Disorder Adds to Confusion and Influx of Thieves Is Reported; Experienced Workmen Are Secured From Other Mines of Company. DIFFICULTIES SIMILAR TO THOSE AT MONONGAH ARE EXPERIENCED; RESCUE WORK WILL BE SLOW. Many of Unfortunates Are Entombed Miles From the Opening and Necessity for Fresh Air Causes Vast Amount of Work. CLERGYMAN WITNESS OF EXPLOSION TELLS OF EXPERIENCES. BT JOHN THOMAS.

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  1. Pittsburgh Daily Post,
  2. 20 Dec 1907, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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