Two miners who never gave up hope after 4 comrades were killed in an explosion in the Mocanaqua Mine of the
West End Coal Company were rescued after 133 hours of entrapment. The survivors were John Thomashunis, age 40,
and John Metz, age 22.
Editor's Note: The news articles identified the 22 year-old miner rescued as Joseph Matzoni (or Matazoni).
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