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Lehigh Valley Coal Company
Lehigh Valley Colliery Explosion

Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
October 8, 1878
No. Killed 4



Four miners were attempting to disperse an accumulation of gas in the shaft when one of them made an appearance with a naked lamp. An explosion instantly followed, inflicting injuries which resulted in the death of four men.



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