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Dekoven No. 6 Mine Explosion

Dekoven, Union County, Kentucky
November 17, 1967
No. Killed - 3

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Three men were killed and one man was burned severely in this gas explosion.  This accident occurred when an accumulation of methane in a large roof cavity over the belt was ignited by the flame of an acetylene torch.

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