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John Nani

Birth
Death
23 Apr 1897
Burial
Bibb County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID
146069894 View Source

Interments, 1884-1928, St. John’s Catholic Church Records, page 8, in possession of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Nani Giovani – killed in Mine No. 1, Blocton, 1897. Aged 27 years. J. P. McCafferty
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State of Alabama, Second Biennial Report of the Inspectors of Mines, 1898 (Birmingham, 1898), 56.

Date: March 24, 1897
Name: Jno. Nansie
Where Accident Occurred: No. 2 Blocton Occupation: Miner
Cause of Accident: Explosion
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Birmingham Age-Herald, 25 April 1897

MINERS IMPRISONED
By An Explosion in the Blocton Mines.
The Roof Caved In On Four Italians.
Yesterday morning about 4 o’clock an explosion occurred in slope No. 2 of the Blocton mines, and four men are imprisoned. It is very probably they are now dead.
The men are Italians and were driving a heading when the accumulated gas exploded. The props were blown away and the roof caved in. Whether they were crushed to death or not is not known, but the coal, slate and earth bar their fellow workmen from reaching them.
From the main passage side corridors are made and from these small rooms are dug out, wherein the miners dig their coal. The four men were extending the eleventh east heading, as the side corridor is known, and were busily engaged in making the excavations.
The air ceased to circulate freely and the deadly gas accumulated. The explosion ensued and the men were entombed.
Rescue parties were organized at once by Superintendent Moore and efforts are being made to reach the imprisoned men in the hopes that they are alive.
Great excitement prevails in Blocton, and many citizens have joined in the work of rescue.
Other men in the mines heard the explosion and hurried to the scene. No one else was injured as far as is known.

Interments, 1884-1928, St. John’s Catholic Church Records, page 8, in possession of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Nani Giovani – killed in Mine No. 1, Blocton, 1897. Aged 27 years. J. P. McCafferty
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State of Alabama, Second Biennial Report of the Inspectors of Mines, 1898 (Birmingham, 1898), 56.

Date: March 24, 1897
Name: Jno. Nansie
Where Accident Occurred: No. 2 Blocton Occupation: Miner
Cause of Accident: Explosion
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Birmingham Age-Herald, 25 April 1897

MINERS IMPRISONED
By An Explosion in the Blocton Mines.
The Roof Caved In On Four Italians.
Yesterday morning about 4 o’clock an explosion occurred in slope No. 2 of the Blocton mines, and four men are imprisoned. It is very probably they are now dead.
The men are Italians and were driving a heading when the accumulated gas exploded. The props were blown away and the roof caved in. Whether they were crushed to death or not is not known, but the coal, slate and earth bar their fellow workmen from reaching them.
From the main passage side corridors are made and from these small rooms are dug out, wherein the miners dig their coal. The four men were extending the eleventh east heading, as the side corridor is known, and were busily engaged in making the excavations.
The air ceased to circulate freely and the deadly gas accumulated. The explosion ensued and the men were entombed.
Rescue parties were organized at once by Superintendent Moore and efforts are being made to reach the imprisoned men in the hopes that they are alive.
Great excitement prevails in Blocton, and many citizens have joined in the work of rescue.
Other men in the mines heard the explosion and hurried to the scene. No one else was injured as far as is known.


Inscription

AGED 27. KILLED APRIL 23 1897 BLOCTON NO. 2.

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