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Mine Disasters in the United States


Amherst Coal Corporation
Lundale No. 1 Mine Roof Fall

Lundale, West Virginia
August 14, 1968
No. Killed Ė 3



A massive fall of roof occurred in this mine while a split was being initiated in a pillar between road No. 569 and road No. 570 of the No. 568 road section.

A miner operator, miner-operatorís helper, and a roof bolter machine operator were killed instantly.  The roof-bolting machine operatorís helper was injured slightly.



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