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Dangers of Mining

Title: Article About Someone Falling Into a Mine
Type: Newspaper
Date: December 5, 1903
Source: Mesaba Ore & Hibbing News

Description: This article describes a death that occured when a man fell into a mine shaft.

Transcription:

MINING CAPTAIN KILLED

Captain Alfred Lee Meets Death in Mine He Was Working.

Capt. Alfred Lee, of the Croxton mine, was killed Monday by falling into a timber shaft of that mine. He fell a distance of 38 feet and his skull was fractured. Mr. Lee was standing at the edge of a timber shaft 80 feet underground, holding a light for a surveyor Person examining the mine. who had accompanied him into the mine, and it is presumed he miscalculated Made a mistake. his distance from the mouth of the timber shaft, and walked into it. Still conscious he was taken to the surface and died about two hours after the fall. Mr. Lee took the captaincy Management. of the Croxton about one year ago and gave the mine splendid management. He was enthusiastic in his work and looked after every detail that could possibly come into his department of the work. He was quite well known in the Hibbing district and was a young gentleman that made many friends. He was 32 years of age and the sole support of his wid-owed mother and sister, who will receive the sad news at their faraway home in Cornwall, England. Mr. Lee came to America in 1891, and for a time made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hodges, at Negaunee, Michigan. They were in attendance upon the funeral, and mourned the death of the young man as though he had been their own son. Funeral services were held Thursday morning form the Mahoning street Methodist church, and the remains were interred in the Hibbing cemetery.