Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 08:00:29 :
The Marin Journal
Thursday, July 7, 1910
Dynamite Explosion Kills Quarryman
The explosion of several sticks of dynamite at the quarry of the Marin Rock Co. at San Anselmo soon after midnight on the morning of July 4th ended the life of an Italian named Vito Sartori. It seems that he was working in the quarry blasting rock, and it is supposed that he thought it would be nice to shoot off the explosion to announce that the Fourth had arrived.
The fuse went off before the man got out of the way and his face was frightfully mangled. The ambulance was summoned and promptly responded, and the unfortunate man was taken to the Cottage Hospital where he died about 4 hours later. He lived with his brother at San Anselmo.
The property owners and persons living near the quarry have just reasons for complaints at the noise and danger from blasting, and particularly from the blasting in the night time.
Much praise is given to the ambulance corps for the very prompt manner in which they responded to the call and the short time which it took to take the injured man to the hospital.
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