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Silver Eagle Mines, Inc.
Silver Eagle Mine Asphyxiations

Rice, Stevens County, Washington
May 15, 1970
No. Killed - 3

USBM Final Investigation Report  (1.0 Mb)  PDF Format
Spokane Chronicle News Article  (4.3 Mb)  PDF Format

Three miners were fatally injured by asphyxiation from a gasoline engine driven pump used to drain water from the mine.

The deceased:
  • John Marty, 79
  • Louis Kerner, 58
  • Gerald N. Newton, 39

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