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Fatal Accident at a Colliery
Titusville Herald, Pennsylvania
September 13, 1911
Scranton, Sept. 12. -- By the breaking of a wire cable a train of four loaded cars ran away in the slope at the Marvine Colliery this afternoon and killed four men besides injuring a fifth, who will die. The men are all foreigners.
A partial list of the casualties:
Their bodies were frightfully mangled and the cars were smashed into splinters.
The company gave out the statement that the cable was installed only six months ago.
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