Services Mark 50th Of Pa. Mine Disaster
SHEPPTON, Pa. (AP) – The Roman Catholic bishop of Allentown led services marking the 50th anniversary of Pennsylvania’s Sheppton Mine Disaster, in which a cave-in trapped three miners 300 feet underground.
The Standard-Speaker of Hazleton reports that Bishop John Barres blessed the grave and placed a rosary on the tombstone of miner Louis Bova near the spot of the cave-in that buried him under tons of rock and dirt. His body was never recovered.
Two other miners survived the August 1963 collapse and were rescued after 14 days underground.