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Mine Disasters in the United States


Berwind-White Company
Berwind Mine Explosion

DuBois, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
March 23, 1896
No. Killed - 13



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Terrible Mine Explosion
Albuquerque Morning Democrat, Albuquerque, NM
March 24, 1896

Dubois, Pa., March 23. -- The following miners were killed today by an explosion in the Berwind-White mine: George Harvey, Henry Harvey, Henry James Graham, Sr., James Graham, Jr., Lindsey H. Bradley, John Monroe, Jesse Postlewaite, George Postlewaite and Andrew Noak.

The following are still in the mine and supposed to be dead: David Bell, Reuben Noble and George Ainsley.  There was another explosion at the Adrian mines, eight miles north of here, caused by fire damp.  Two men were killed.


The deceased (official):
  • James Graham, Sr.
  • James Graham Jr.
  • John Monroe
  • George Postlewait
  • Jesse Postlewait
  • Henry Harvey
  • George Harvey
  • Harry Smith
  • Lindsey H. Bradley
  • Andrew Noak
  • David Bell
  • Reuben Noble
  • George Ainsley
Source: 1896 Reports of the Inspectors of Mines of the Anthracite and Bituminous Regions of Pennsylvania




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