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Mine Disasters in the United States

Lansford Colliery Explosion

Lansford, Carbon County, Pennsylvania
July 8, 1919
No. Killed 8

(From State Inspector's Report, 1919, p. 302)

An explosion of gas on a gangway killed 8 men and injured 3 others.  A large quantity of gas was liberated by the firing of shots in the Mammoth Vein No. 15, filling Nos. 15 and 16 chutes in Skidmore Vein with gas.  The cause of ignition was thought to be smoking or other open light.

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