Raton Coal and Coke Company
Blossburg, New Mexico
Blossburg No. 3 Mine Explosives Detonation
June 19, 1903
No. Killed – 5
Five Men Killed by an Explosion
Salt Lake Tribune, Utah
June 21, 1903
Raton, N. M., June 20. -- Five men were killed by an explosion which completely wrecked mine No. 3 of the Raton Coal and Coke Company at Blossburg, New Mexico.
Jack Bell, fire boss, was badly burned
Harry Mussel, had several ribs broken
The explosion is believed to have been caused by a windy shot. The mine was inspected less than two weeks ago.