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Central Slope 77 Mine Explosion

Carbon, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma
April 12, 1903
No. Killed - 6

Five Men Killed by an Explosion
Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, Indiana
April 14, 1903

South McAlester, I. T., April 13. -- Five men were killed and two severely burned today by a gas explosion in Mine 77 of the Kansas and Texas Coal Company, at Carbon, I. T.

The dead:
  • Floyd Oder
  • George Took
  • Frank McMullin
  • Jerry Kinkaid
  • O. A. Fields
The injured:
  • Robert McCray
  • Ben Hamilton
The cause of the explosion is unknown.  Seventy-five men were in the mine.  All escaped injury except the seven, who were in the chamber where the explosion occurred.  All of the dead miners except McMullin had families.

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