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Island Creek Coal Company
Beatrice Mine Roof Fall

Keen Mountain, Buchanan County, Virginia
April 13, 1978
No. Killed - 3

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A section foreman, continuous miner operator, and a continuous miner operator helper were all killed in a roof fall.

The deceased:
  • George E. Umbarger, 53, section foreman
  • Jerry C. Campbell, 30
  • Herndon Justus

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