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Mine Disasters in the United States

Sloss-Sheffield Steel and Iron Company
Sloss No. 1 Iron Mine Haulage Disaster

Bessemer, Alabama
July 12, 1923
No. Killed - 5

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Five men were killed and 15 injured when a train of cars ran wild down the slope of the No. 1 ore mine of the Sloss-Sheffield Steel and Iron Company.  The men were riding the cars when the couplings parted 800 feet from the bottom of the slope.

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