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Mine Disasters in the United States


Pittsburgh and Midway Coal Mining Corporation
Dekoven No. 6 Mine Explosion

Dekoven, Kentucky
November 17, 1967
No. Killed 3



Three men were killed and one man was burned severely in this gas explosion.  This accident occurred when an accumulation of methane in a large roof cavity over the belt was ignited by the flame of an acetylene torch.



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