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Lochgelly Mine Fall of Person Disaster

Lochgelly, Fayette County, West Virginia
August 19, 1925
No. Killed - 4

Tampa Bay Times News Article  (2.6 Mb)  PDF Format

Four carpenters retimbering the air shaft at the Lochgelly mine of the New River Coal Company were killed in a fall of 200 feet down the shaft when the scaffolding on which they were working gave way.

The deceased:
  • Frank Toney, 27
  • Titus Brown, 25
  • Roscoe Taylor, 23
  • Charles Thompson, 43
Source: West Virginia Mine Accident Index  PDF Format

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