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Clover Hill Company
Cox Pit Explosion

Winterpock, Chesterfield County, Virginia
November 30, 1850
No. Killed - 7

A blast at the Clover Hill Company's Cox pit kills seven in 1850.  Two more are killed at the pit in a landslide the following year.  Also in 1854, an explosion in pits near Midlothian kills 20.  Those same pits experience an explosion in 1855 that kills 55.

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