Hermon Man Died in Mine

Gouverneur — Joseph Roy, 21, of Hermon, died Monday night in Noble Hospital here of injuries suffered a short time earlier in a rock fall at the Edwards Mine of the St. Joseph’s Lead Co.

Roy was working in the mine at the 2,500-foot level when a chunk of rock fell after he hit the back roof with his scaling bar. The slab which fell on him was six feet, four feet wide and four and one-half  inches thick. He was found doubled up, with the rock fall on-top of him, by Donald Waltman, superintendent of the mine.

He was taken to the hospital by the company ambulance where he died shortly afterward of internal injuries. An autopsy was performed Tuesday by Dr. john Majarnowski, pathologist.

Mr. Roy was survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Roy of Hermon, one brother and five sisters. He was a member of the Hermon Fire Department and the Holy Name Society of St. Henry’s Church of DeKalb Junction.

As reported Wednesday, November 7, 1956, page 9, columns 7-8 in Ogdensburg Journal, Ogdensburg, New York.


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