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Midvale Coal Company
Midvale Mine Fire

Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
October 1, 1898
No. Killed - 5



See also:   Midvale No. 4 Mine Explosion, Jan. 3, 1931
Midvale Powered Haulage Accident, Dec. 19, 1895  External Link  PDF Format

From the Google News Archives:  External Link
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Editorís note:  It is not clear whether this fire is the same as the one described for the Maffett Slope, also located in Wilkes-Barre and on the same day.  Four miners were killed in the Maffett Slope fire.



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