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Mine Disasters in the United States


Oregon Improvement Company
Franklin Mine Fire

Franklin Township, Washington
October 17, 1895
No. Killed 4

Statesman Journal News Article  (2.9 Mb)  PDF Format

Four victims lost their lives in a mine fire.  The accident was caused by August Johnson, who dropped his lamp, setting fire to the feeder of gas.

The deceased:
  • John H. Glover
  • S. W. Smalley
  • John Adams
  • James Stafford




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