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Raton Coal and Coke Company
Blossburg No. 3 Mine Explosives Detonation

Blossburg, New Mexico
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.

The dead:
Joe Fresnic
Tony Nation
Jack Stolm
Tom Poiser
Alfonso Denne

The injured:
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.



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