Coronado Mine Accident (near Clifton, Greenlee County, AZ) - Aug 1913
NINE KILLED E DOWN STEEP Five Americans Among Those Who Lost Lives When Cable Breaks At Coronado Mine Near Clifton. CLIFTON", Ariz., Aug. -14.—Xine men were killed and one fatally injured injured Wednesday when a cable pin snapped at the Coronado mine and two ore cars carrying 12 tons each, and 13 miners dashed down » :J8 per cent grade, a distance of 38OO feet. The engineer tending the cable had "just carefully lowered the cars over the brink of the grade when, the pin holding the cars to the cable snapped, the safety chains broke and the cars started on their downward course at terrific speed. Three American engineers, Liddell. Svott and Ambler jumped. Those killed were Mining Engineer Schaeffer, K. M. •Tones, »n electrician, and seven miners, three Americans. two ltalian>'and two Mexicans.