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Coal Creek Mine Explosion

Newcastle, King County, Washington
October 9, 1894
No. Killed - 4

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Oct. 11, 1894  PDF Format
Victims were fatally injured by an explosion of dust in the mine.  One was killed instantly; two died the following day and the fourth died three days later.

The deceased:
  • George Dobson, 21
  • Charles Giles, 15
  • David J. Lloyd, 35
  • George Parish, 18

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