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Mine Disasters in the United States

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Wharton No. 2 Mine Roof Fall

Barrett, Boone County, West Virginia
May 28, 1958
No. Killed 4

USBM Accident Investigation Report  PDF Format

Six men were caught under a roof fall at this mine.  Four were killed instantly, one escaped uninjured, and one employee was pinned against an air compressor for 5 hours suffering internal injuries.

Successful Rescue

Resulting from a roof fall in the Wharton No. 2 mine, one employee was rescued after being pinned against an air compressor for 5 hours.  Four miners were killed in the accident.

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