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Minersville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
March 27, 1952
No. Killed - 5

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A sudden inrush of water occurred in this mine causing the death of five workmen.  The accident occurred when a round of blast holes broke into old workings of an abandoned "bootleg" hole.

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