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Tioga Mine Hoisting Disaster

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

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News icon The Pacific Bee, Oct. 11, 1879  PDF Format
News icon Los Angeles Herald, Oct, 7, 1879  PDF Format

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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