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Hutchinson Coal Company
Linden Mine Explosives Detonation

Mason, Mason County, West Virginia
April 18, 1917
No. Killed 5



Five miners were killed by a powder explosion.

The deceased:
  • John Fields, 21
  • Claud Fogelsong, 21
  • William Harper, 51
  • Henry Hennesy, 52
  • John Chaffion, 19
Source: West Virginia Mining Fatalities, 1883-1986  (3.7 Mb)  PDF Format



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