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Mine Disasters in the United States

Roden Coal Company
Marvel No. 2 Mine Explosion

Marvel, Alabama
October 22, 1916
No. Killed - 18

Rescuer Death

Eighteen men entered the mine and all were killed in the explosion, except one pumper who was burned but escaped.  A rescue worker without rescue apparatus was overcome and was killed by a fall from a ladder.

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