Lick branch mine disaster
There was a roar and in an instant every man and boy on the train was either dead or dying. Thank you for Visiting. In the first explosion, fifty lives were snuffed out. Post to Cancel. Jones, general superintendent of all the mines of the Pocahontas Consolidated Colliers Company, the Lick Branch mine being one of them, is absolutely at a loss to account for the disaster. Email required Address never made public.
Lick Branch 1909 Mine Disaster
Lick Branch Mine Disaster
Fathers and brothers of some of those killed in the last explosion are known to have been in the mine at this morning when the second explosion occurred. The little town of Switchback, in which all of the miners who worked in the colliery lived, was wild with excitement when the news spread that an accident had taken place, and from all the neighboring collieries men hurried to the scene to aid in the work of rescue. Welch, W. All night rescuing parties, including Mine Inspectors Phillips, Warner, Henry and Brady and scores of the most experienced fire bosses and miners worked tirelessly. In a large building near the mines a temporary morgue has been established.
MINE EXPLOSION ENTOMBS 36; Fourteen Others Rescued at Lick Branch, Va. -- Four Dead.
The Miners' Support Ribbon is added to family members of miners, and those who were Supporters in the Aftermath. There are many pitiful scenes about the little village. In the first explosion, fifty lives were snuffed out. Four or five widows wept convulsively.
Do you have any info on him? Best for messages specifically directed to those editing this profile. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:. At an early hour today 42 men had been removed from the mine, twelve of whom are dead. Charleston, W. Best for anything directed to the wider genealogy community.