Contributed by Gigimo
Description: Two Men Killed.Date: February 5 1902
Newspaper published in: Carbondale, IL
Two men, Abram BUCKLES and C. D. CARNEY, were killed at almost the same hour in the mines of Williams county last Wednesday, and in almost the same manner.
BUCKLES was at work in the Brush mine at Dewmaine, two miles north of Carterville. He was about through his day's labor and was in the act of shooting - that is, as we understand it, exploding the charges theretofore prepared. One of the charges exploded all right, but the other held fire. Going to the shot to find out what the trouble was, the explosion occurred without warning. His body was terribly mangled. The accident occurred at 3:40 in the afternoon. The unfortunate man died at 6:00.
BUCKLES was born and raised about two miles east of the city - was the son of Henry BUCKLES. His age was 40 years. He was known as a quiet, inoffensive and industrious man.
The other victim, CARNEY, met death in the Burr mines at Carterville. He was also engaged in shooting. The explosion was premature and the instant death of CARNEY followed. His age was 48 years. He leaves a wife and six children.
No blame in either accident is attached to the mine management.