Mine Accidents and Deaths

Mine Accidents and Deaths


James A. Case
20 Aug. 1902 North Fountain Street, Carterville, was a victim of a cave in at the Bell and Grace Mine on Old Tracy Ground south of Webb City last night, which happened just before quitting time. He with several other men were working in a drift when about 25 tubs of dirt fell from the room almost covering Case, breaking his arm above the elbow and bruising his head and cutting several gashes on his face.

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John Case
17 Aug. 1914
Age 58
Children: 2
Married: yes
Mine: Employer Burke Mining Co.; Webb City
Comments: Shoveler
Killed by a boulder while working in an old shucker flat. Mine was deemed dangerous for mining.

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Sam Case
19 Jan 1917
Age: 32
Children: 2
Married: yes
Mine: Bessemer Lead and Zinc Company
Employer Comments: Machineman killed when struck by a boulder.

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