THREE EXCAVATORS KILLED
AT TOD RIVER RESERVOIR
PICK DUG INTO EXPLOSIVES
Ou Thursday Messrs. Timms and
Kidman, contractors for the construc tion of the Tod River waterworks reservoir, received information of a blasting accident which occurred at the works on Tuesday. One man was killed instantly, and two others died on Wednesday afternoon after being ad- mitted to the Port Lincoln Hospital. The names ot the victims are:
John (or James) Eustace, whose wife and five children live at Mount Com- pass; John Tyghe, single, whose brother resides at Newcastle, New South Wales; and Peter McArthur, single, whose mother lives at Yarraville, Victoria.
The three men were first-class miners. The contractors have 600 men employed on the works on Eyre Peninsula. The information received shows that at about 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday five charges
were put in at No. 2 tunnel at Kelly's camp and fired. Only four charges ex-
ploded, and about three hours later Ganger John (or James) Eustace, with
two young men, Peter McArthur and John Tyghe, went back to the tunnel to ascertain the reason the fifth shot had missed. In searching for the spot one of the men dug his pick into the charge, which immediately exploded. Tyghe received the full force of the blast, and was so frightfully mutilated that he died within a few minutes. Eustace and McArthur were also seri-
ously injured. They were immediately taken in a motor car to the hospital at Port Lincoln, about 20 miles distant.
Eustace died at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, and McArthur succumbed to his in juries on Wednesday night. Mrs. Eustace has telegraphed the authorities at Port Lincoln to delay the funeral
until after her arrival to-morrow, as she is desirous of having her husband's body brought to Adelaide and buried in
the Brighton cemetery.
The three men who were killed in- tended leaving the works next week to spend the Christmas holidays in Adel-