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Halcon Mine Roof Fall Disaster

Bear Creek, Virginia
June 5, 1929
No. Killed 5

Five Miners Killed by Fall of Slate
Sandusky Star Journal, Ohio
June 6, 1929

Bluefield, W. Va., June 6 -- Five coal loaders were crushed to death today in a slate fall at the Halcon mine near Wise, Va.

The victims were hopelessly trapped as tons of slate, apparently loosened by water seepage or blasting, hurtled down upon them.

Those killed were:
  • Fred Hylton
  • Robert Hall
  • Coddie Gibson
  • Allen Stidham
  • Carroll Miller, all of Wise

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