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Mine Disasters in the United States


Moffat Coal Company
Dixie Mine Explosion

Moffat, Bibb County, Alabama
July 21, 1926
No. Killed 9

An explosion occurred about 3:30 am on July 21, 1926 in the Dixie Mine of the Moffat Coal Company.  The night shift of eleven men were ready to leave the mine when the explosion occurred, nine were killed, one escaped with injuries.  The other escaped uninjured.

The deceased:
  • Calhoun, Cleve
  • Carter, James
  • Fields, H.
  • Hill, James
  • Johnson, Will
  • Jones, J.
  • Sanders, Will
  • Smith, John
  • Ward, Isaiah
Source: Alabama Mining Accidents, 1891-1999  PDF Format



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