McIntyre Mine Cave-In Accident, December 31, 1940


The article reported that "Five miners were rescued from the Rochester and Pittsburgh Coal Company Kent Number 2 mine, located in McIntyre. They were trapped for 18 hours, 250 feet underground and four miles back inside the entrance. Rescue crews tunneled through a ream of coal to reach the men. A 70 foot fall of slate and rock temporarily imprisoned them. None of the men were injured. The president of the coal company said he believed the crash was caused by the collapse of timbers in the entry where the men were working. "

 






Headline and excerpt: courtesy of Butler Eagle, Butler, Pennsylvania.

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