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Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company
Lance Colliery Explosives Detonation

Plymouth, Pennsylvania
May 5, 1904
No. Killed - 5

Additional Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company Disasters:

An explosion of dynamite occurred which instantly killed two men and fatally injured three other men who were in the gangway at the time.

Dynamite and blasting caps were stored in a box when a terrific explosion occurred.  The cause of the explosion was not determined.

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