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Blocton No. 2 Mine Explosion

Blocton, Bibb County, Alabama
February 21, 1899
No. Killed - 5

Five miners were killed by an explosion in the Blocton No. 2 mine.  According to a Labor Advocate news article on 25 Feb 1899, the cause of the explosion was a windy shot.

The deceased:
  • R. L. Davenport
  • W. W. Davenport
  • Robert Cureton
  • Mark Dooley
  • Joe Carpenter



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