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Mine Disasters in the United States

Wharton Coal Company
Wharton Auger Mine Asphyxiations

Wharton, Ohio
October 12, 1956
No. Killed - 3

Rescuer Death

Two men died from asphyxiation and a third man was overcome in a rescue attempt at 7:15 a.m., Friday, October 12, 1956.

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