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Originally published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, August 15, 1900

Nicola Delduca, a laborer, enters the coal pits with an open-flame lamp and is instantly killed—two others are injured

Nicola Delduca’s name is etched in granite at the Coal Miners' Honor Garden, located on the grounds of the Black Diamond Museum.

Nicola Delduca’s name is etched in granite at the Coal Miners’ Honor Garden, located on the grounds of the Black Diamond Museum.

Deputy Coroner Powers returned yesterday morning from Black Diamond, where he held an inquest over the remains of one of the three men who were the victims of a mine explosion at that place on Monday.

Nicola Delduca, an Italian, aged 38 years, was found dead in the level in which the explosion occurred, and George Frasiola and Sylvester Cevera now lie at Providence hospital in a critical condition as a result of the injuries which they received. (more…)

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