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Mine Disasters in the United States


Maffett Slope Fire

Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
October 1, 1898
No. Killed – 4



Four men were smothered to death by smoke emanating from fire.

Editor’s note: It is not clear whether this fire is the same as the one described for the Midvale Mine, also located in Wilkes-Barre and on the same day.  Five miners were reportedly killed in the Midvale fire.



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