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Marvel No. 2 Mine Explosion

Marvel, Bibb County, Alabama
October 22, 1916
No. Killed - 18

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Rescuer Death

Eighteen men entered the mine and all were killed in the explosion, except one pumper who was burned but escaped.  A rescue worker without rescue apparatus was overcome and was killed by a fall from a ladder.

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The deceased:
  • John Bell
  • W. F. Cochran
  • Earle Collins
  • Bruce Findley
  • G. C. Findley
  • W. B. Freeman
  • Mose Harvel
  • George Jones
  • George Liddell (or Liddle)
  • H. F. Lowrey
  • Alexander Martin
  • Tinney Martin
  • Dewey McDonald
  • D. N. Oglestree
  • Dave Pervis
  • Roscoe Robinson
  • John Stokes
  • Sim Watts
Source: Alabama Mining Accidents, 1891-1999  PDF Format

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