DETROIT, MI: Sept. 15, 1908 - Two men were suffocated by dense smoke from burning timbers and tar paper in the Number 4 Shaft of the Michigan Central tunnel under construction beneath the Detroit River. About 200 men were at work in the tunnel when the fire was discovered and a slight panic ensued as each man had to pass through an airlock used to maintain pressure in the tunnel. The pressurization was sacrificed to allow the blaze to be fought.
REKINDLES >>> By PAUL HASHAGEN
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