• Creator
  • Hunt, P. S. (Phinney S.), 1866-1917
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1917
  • Description
  • The contractor killed in this dynamiting accident was probably George Teko, the head of the grading gang of George Teko & Co. that was contracted for work in the Turnagain Arm District. According to the Alaska Railroad Record (vol. 1, no. 30), Teko was killed on May 30, 1917 while his crew was blasting in a railroad cut near A.E.C. Camp 83. Teko was struck in the head by a rock sent flying by the explosion, and died instantly.Photograph marked... more
    The contractor killed in this dynamiting accident was probably George Teko, the head of the grading gang of George Teko & Co. that was contracted for work in the Turnagain Arm District. According to the Alaska Railroad Record (vol. 1, no. 30), Teko was killed on May 30, 1917 while his crew was blasting in a railroad cut near A.E.C. Camp 83. Teko was struck in the head by a rock sent flying by the explosion, and died instantly.Photograph marked with arrows and text to explain accident scene. Text on photo reads: Direction the contractor went for safety before shot. Where shot was fired that killed the contractor. Where three men were ingured [sic] by shot that hung fire. One died.PH Coll 495.306. less
  • Format
  • Photograph
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    Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9800XL at 100-150 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 5 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2013