From “The Quincy Quill,” Quincy, WA,
Aug 4, 1905
Three serious accidents occurred in three days the Ry. tunnel under construction above Trinidad. Sunday a laborer had his eyes seriously injured, if not destroyed, by an explosion. He was taken to a hospital at Spokane. Monday a man lay asleep in the tunnel when a rock fell on his head. Not fatal. Tuesday morning at 3 o’clock, one, N J Johnson, was instantly killed by an explosion of dynamite. He had gone into the tunnel to touch off a mine which exploded before he got safely away. He was found 20 feet away from the blast with one side of his face torn away and a hole in his chest. He was taken to Wenatchee for burial.