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Otto Red Ash Colliery Explosion

Branch Dale, Pennsylvania
October 2, 1871
No. Killed - 5



Explosion in a Coal Mine
The Titusville Morning Herald, Pennsylvania
October 3, 1871

A dispatch says an explosion of sulphur occurred this afternoon in the Otto Colliery.  Patrick McMichael, George Dunlap, Jacob Gast, and Thomas Hay were killed and George Bupee seriously injured.  One miner is missing.  There are no hopes of recovering him.  Source document.



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