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Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, February 19, 1923

Explosion caused by firing shot in colliery

Carbon Hill Coal Company’s mine at Carbonado, ca. 1915

Carbon Hill Coal Company’s mine at Carbonado, ca. 1915

Twenty-eight men in workings at time of accident and all are more or less affected by detonation

Three men were killed, one severely injured, three gassed, and property badly damaged by an explosion in the Carbon Hill Coal Company’s mine at Carbonado Saturday night. The explosion occurred just after a shot had been fired.

The dead are: Fred Fort, fire boss, 34, married; W.A. Minson, 39, miner, married; and H.S. Bissell, miner, 24, unmarried.

N. Badnick, a miner, suffered broken ribs and internal injuries and bruises.

Leonard Bone, E. Bronson, and S. Jackson, all miners, were gassed but are reported recovering. (more…)

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