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Cambria Steel Company
Rolling Mill Mine Explosion

Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania
October 24, 1906
No. Killed - 7

Pennsylvania Department of Mines Annual Report  (2.6 Mb)  PDF Format
See also: Rolling Mill Mine Explosion, July 10, 1902

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Explosion In Coal Mine of Cambria Steel Company
Daily Free Press, Carbondale, Illinois
October 25, 1906

Johnstown, Pa., Oct. 25. -- An explosion occurred in the Cambria Steel Company's coal mine here, in which seven men were killed and two severely injured.

The management of the company says in an official statement:
"By an explosion in the rolling mill mine of the Cambria Steel Co. seven men are dead and two are painfully but not fatally injured.  Up to this time only one of the dead has been identified.  He is an American-born miner named Sampson Luther.  It is believed the other dead are all foreigners, as also are the two injured."

"The explosion took place in heading No. 29, a considerable distance from the ill-fated Klondike section, where 114 men lost their lives about four years ago.  The exact cause is not known, but it is supposed that the gas was fired by the setting off of a blast.  All man when found had their safety lamps in proper trim, showing that the accident could not have been caused by neglect in that direction.  No damage whatever has been done to the workings."

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