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Kanawha & Hocking Coal & Coke Company
Mine No. 101 Powered Haulage Disaster

Shrewsbury, Kanawha County, West Virginia
March 7, 1905
No. Killed 4

Baltimore Sun News Article  (3.0 Mb)  PDF Format

Victims were killed while riding a trip of three loaded cars when the chain attached to the socket of the rope broke and permitted the three loaded cars to run wild to the bottom of the incline, where they destroyed a part of the tipple structure and wrecked the cars.

The deceased:
  • Andrew Hunt
  • William McSurley
  • John McSurley
  • Edward McGlothein




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