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HOLLINGER GOLD MINE - Death by accident of Pasqualo Dorogio and L. Toffali
Porcupine Advance, 7 Nov 1923, 1, p. 5
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Item Type
The Thirt-Third Annual Report of the Ontario Department of Mines, 1924 lists the men's names as T. Tafelli and P. D'Orazio.

The Archives of Ontario Vital Statistics on microfilm (MS 937, Reel 11) lists their names as "Toffoli, Luigi" and "Dorazio, Pasquale".
Date of Publication
7 Nov 1923
Personal Name(s)
Montgomery, H.E. ; King, T.F. ; A. Urvula, L. Toffali, Dorogio, Pasqualo ; Tafelli, T. ; D'Orazio, P. ; Toffoli, Luigi ; Dorazio, Pasquale
Corporate Name(s)
Hollinger Gold Mine ; Hollinger Mines Limited
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 48.46686 Longitude: -81.33312
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Thursday last an accident occurred at the Hollinger which resulted in the instant death of one man and injuries to another man from which he died a couple of days later. An inquest was held Tuesday, Coroner H.E. Montgomery presiding and Mr. T.F. King being the foreman of the jury. There was no direct evidence as to exactly how the fatality occurred, but it is surmised that one of the men may have attempted to investigate a section that had just been blasted and that his lamp may have come in contact with a fuse or powder causing the explosion. The one many was instantly killed, being in front and getting the force of the explosion. The other man was injured by flying rock, his throat being cut and other injuries sustained. He was given prompt first aid and hurried to the hospital where everything possible was done for him, but he died later. The jury this week returned the following verdict:

"That Pasqualo Dorogio came to his death on Nov. 1st, at about one o'clock noon at the Hollinger Mine, and that L. Toffali died on Nov. 3rd, 1923, from wounds recieved on Nov. 1st at Hollinger Mine. We find the cause of both men's death was an explosion cuased by a lamp coming in contact with a fuse, detonator or powder in hole. We cannot find anyone at fault for the accident."

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HOLLINGER GOLD MINE - Death by accident of Pasqualo Dorogio and L. Toffali