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Northwestern Iron and Steel Company
Northwestern Mine Asphyxiation

Ashford County, Washington
January 29, 1909
No. Killed - 2

See also: Northwestern Mine Explosion and Fire, Oct. 3, 1909
  Northwestern Mine Explosion, Nov. 16, 1915

Rescuer Death

After a miner fired shots in the Northwestern coal mine, an explosion occurred.  Another victim (Dinkler), with others, went to rescue the shotfirer, but was overcome by afterdamp before he could.

The deceased:
  • William Dinkler, 43
  • J. Morrel, 30
Source: Washington Mining Fatalities, 1885-1960  (1.1 Mb)  PDF Format

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