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Tioga Mining Company
Tioga Mine Hoisting Disaster

Bodie, Mono County, California
October 3, 1879
No. Killed 6



As the hoist cage with nine miners was being lowered into the mine, the engineer lost control of the cage and it dropped to the 500-foot level.  Six men died as a result of the accident.




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