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Brilliant No. 2 Mine Explosion

Brilliant, Colfax County, New Mexico
July 28, 1944
No. Killed - 6

Bureau of Mines Investigation Report  PDF Format
Gallup Independent News Article  (2.5 Mb)  PDF Format

Cause of the explosion: Ventilating current in 5 south entry short-circuited permitting an explosive mixture of gas and air to accumulate and be ignited by an electrical arc.

The deceased:
  • Charles E. Roundsley, 52
  • Alexander Hay, 42
  • Floyd J. Brown, 45
  • Sabating Miglioini, 45
  • Vittorio Filangi, 52
  • Frank Bolgiani, 63

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