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St. Louis Globe-Democrat
St. Louis Globe-Democrat
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Description: Gas Explosion in a Mine.

Date: September 5 1885

Newspaper published in: St. Louis, MO

Page/Column: 6/5

Decatur, Ill., September 4.--By the accidental explosion of gas in the Decatur coal mine, last evening, four Germans were seriously burned about the face and body. A piece of slate had fallen out of the roof and gas collected there, out of reach of air currents. The lamp on a miner's head caused the explosion. John MILLESKI is thought to be fatally burned, though he is still alive to-night.

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