Location: Corning, Perry County, Ohio
Surnames/tags: Mining_Disasters Ohio Disasters
Contact: United States Mining Disasters
History and Circumstances
- Date: 3 Nov 1906
- Location: San Toy, Ohio
- Victims: 5 dead
- Cause: Cage failure when gate dropped
- San Toy in Perry County, became a mining boomtown early in the 20th century. An article printed in the Zanesville Times Recorder in March 1974 states that a "spectacular boomtown based on the coal industry came into existence in Perry County about 1900. Between the New England Coal Company and the Sunday Creek Coal Company, the town of San Toy grew up."  San Toy eventually blossomed as a small town, with a pool room, a movie theater, 7 saloons, and three schools, and coal production peaked "during World War I."  When the coal supply was depleted, the town went bust and dwindled to a jail, a church, and three homes. .
- Mine History
- The San Toy Mine was owned by New England Coal Company, which operated mines in several US states. In 1905, an article was printed in the Zanesville Times Recorder which states, "the mine is owned by eastern capitalists and the company has offices in Columbus. it is known as The New England Coal Co." 
The five victims were Steve Mattick, age 17; Fred Lozette, age 20; Andy Kitea, age 32; Casper Weaver, age 30, and Arta Williams, age 25.
John Wright, age 32, sustained a broken leg. 
Results and Findings
- The accident occurred on Saturday, November 3, 1906, and five days later, George Harrison, chief inspector of mines, released a statement. His statement appeared in The Zanesville Times Recorder. The entire statement can be read here. 
- San Toy eventually became a ghost town.
- The mine is in San Toy, not Corning. The dateline is Corning in news stories, which is not necessarily where the mine was located.Durbin-702 04:19, 17 December 2019 (UTC)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Southeastern Ohio Was Important Coal Area," The Zanesville Times Recorder, 24 Mar 1974, p. 1-D, col 1. Digital images. newspapers.com, accessed 16 Dec 2019. Historical newspapers.
- ↑ "San Toy Mine Boss Killed by Explosion --Found Next Day," The Zanesville Times Recorder, 1 Jun 1905, p. 1, col. 4. Digital images. newspapers.com, accessed 16 Dec 2019. Historical newspapers.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 "Five Miners Were Killed at San Toy," The Zanesville Times Recorder 5 Mov 1906, p. 3, col. 4. Digital images. newspapers.com, accessed 16 Dec 2019. Historical newspapers. clipping
- ↑ "Inspector Makes Report, " The Zanesville Times Recorder, 3 Nov 1906, p. 5, col. 4. Digital images. newspapers.com, accessed 16 Dec 2019. Historical newspapers.
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