Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Signs of the Tunnel at Trinidad

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.

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