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Mine Disasters in the United States

Bright Hope Coal Pits
Bright Hope Mine Explosion

Clover Hill, Chesterfield County, Virginia
April 13, 1859
No. Killed 9

See also:   Bright Hope Mine Explosion, Apr. 3, 1867
There were nine men in the shaft at the time of the explosion - all of whom were instantly killed.  It was impossible to render them any relief, owing to the impenetrable condition of the mine from the fetid and intolerable fatal gas which prevailed.  Read the entire news article.

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