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Friday, May 16, 2014

1901 :: Death of Pat Sudbury

Death - Sandy Creek - Mr. Pat Sudbury was killed at the Olsen mines on Thursday evening at 5:45 p.m. by falling into the shaft. He was pushing a car up the slope to the shaft to put it on the cage and send it to the top. When he got to the shaft, thinking the cage was in position for him to load his coal, he pushed it on into the open shaft and this jerked him over the car and he fell to the bottom, a distance of 58-feet. His neck and jaw were broken, besides being bruised otherwise. He leaves a wife and four small children. Rockdale Messenger, May 16, 1901

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