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Mine Disasters in the United States



Peabody Coal Company
Deer Creek Mine Roof Fall

Huntington, Emery County, Utah
May 12, 1975
No. Killed - 3



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Rescuer Death

A roof fall occurred in the Deep Creek mine that resulted in the death of two men.  During recovery operations later the same day, another man was killed and two more injured.  In an effort to help their friends, Alfred Willis of Huntington was killed and two other men were injured and hospitalized.

The deceased:
  • Charles Russell Larsen
  • Roger Luke
  • Alfred Lee Willis, 25
The injured:
  • Chester J. Housekeeper, 28
  • Roger Luke, 19
Source: Utah Mine Accident Index  PDF Format




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