August Isaac Isaacsson Liikala

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August Isaac Isaacsson Liikala

Birthplace: Finland
Death: September 08, 1903 (26)
No.5 shaft, Tamarack Mine, Calumet, Houghton, Michigan, United States (Accidental Explosion of powder)
Place of Burial: Calumet, Houghton, Michigan, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Isaac Liikala and Maria Ritala
Husband of Sophia Maria Liikala

Occupation: Miner
Managed by: Hannu Olavi Heino
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About August Isaac Isaacsson Liikala

ACCIDENT No. 35.— Sept. 8, 1903. Occurred at the 33rd level south of No. 5 shaft. Tamarack Mine, result ing in the death of August Likkala. An inquest was held be fore Coroner Fisher.

Andrew Rain testified: "I work at No. 5 shaft at the 33rd level, Tamarack Mine. Andrew Likkala was my partner, I was working with him yesterday when the acci dent happened. He was pushing the powder down the hole and while he was pushing it down the powder exploded. We were pretty nearly side by side. He was in front of the hole and 1 was a little on one side. The deceased pushed the powder in the hole. The hole was drilled about 11% feet deep. There was only one stick of powder put in the hole. The fuse was 6% feet long. I split the fuse before it was put in the hole. I think the powder was down past the turn (fitcher) in the hole. We were not more than half a minute trying to get the powder down the hole when it exploded. We did not strike the powder very hard; the de ceased struck it with a wood rammer. The blow, I think, must have exploded the powder."

John Reswith and John Bahte were notified of the accident and assisted to take the deceased to surface and to the hospital.

Verdict — "We, the jury, upon our oaths do say that the said August Likkala came to his death on the 8th day of September, 1903, while at work at the 33rd level south of No. 5 shaft, Tamarack Mine, by striking the powder in the hole."

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August Isaac Isaacsson Liikala's Timeline

July 15, 1877
September 8, 1903
Age 26
Calumet, Houghton, Michigan, United States
Calumet, Houghton, Michigan, United States