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Mine Disasters in the United States

Union Collieries Company
Kathleen Mine Fire

Dowell, Jackson County, Illinois
August 1, 1936
No. Killed - 9

See also:   Kathleen Mine Fire, Feb. 23, 1921

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Rescuer Deaths

During the time the State Mine rescue team was erecting seals outby the fire, several motor trips of material were sent into the 7th north haulage road which is on the return for this section.  With these trips, there were between 15 and 20 men, who had been sent to assist with the sealing.  All of these men were more or less affected with carbon monoxide; nine of them lost their lives.

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