The Hoosac Tunnel-

Workers and Tragedies

The following links will allow you to read about some of the workers experiences while working on the Hoosac Tunnel. Throughout the time in which the tunnel was being built there were many accidents that either took the lives of or injured numerous amounts of workers.

Victims and their stories:  


Click the following links to read about a particular victim, a article containing many tunnel workers or an accident that occurred with machinery:


Ed Kelly, Mr. John Hocking Jr., and John Quinn: Their Story


                            William Johnson and Mr. John Fennel: Their Story


          Thirteen men killed in Central Shaft accident: The Story


                 Nitroglycerine Magazine Explodes: Nitro Story


      Five men killed and one fatally wounded at East End: The Story