united states mine rescue association Mine Disasters in the United States
Hecla Mining Company Hecla Lead Mine Hoisting Accident
July 25, 1919
No. Killed – 5
Four Killed in Mine Accident
July 26, 1919
Burke, Idaho, July 24. -- Four miners were killed and three seriously injured tonight when a cage in the shaft of the Hecla mine of the Hecla Mining Company shot into the sheaves instead of descending the shaft. Reports to the coroner were that the engineer became confused over his signals.
L. H. Craig