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Description: Lightning and Dynamite - Six Killed, More WoundedDate: June 25 1903
Newspaper published in: Bamberg, SC
Page/Column: Page 1, Column 6
LIGHTNING AND DYNAMITE
Six Men Who Took Refuge in a Hut
During Storm are Horribly Mangled.
Lightning struck a hut in which was stored 3,000 pounds of dynamite at the new mines now being opened near Senecaville, Ohio, twelve miles from Cambridge, Saturday afternoon during a storm, and killed six men and injured a score of others, besides ruining the mine shaft and breaking nearly all the windows in Senecaville, a mining town of 300 people, half a mile from the mine.
The men killed and injured were carpenters and others employed in opening the mines and building the shafting. When the storm came up the men took refuge in John Saltzgaber’s barn, some distance from the mine, and suddenly a blinding flash came and in an instant the barn was demolished and the men scattered within a radius of 100 feet.
The dead are: William Mahoney, Samuel Hartup, Russell Hartup, Hiram Wilson, Hayes Hutchison, Robert Wilson.
Among the injured are: Richard Davis, two sons of Richard Bassford, Burton Burton, John Green, Wjlliam Nelson, James Lowery, John Shears, Charles Read.