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Mine Disasters in the United States

Nanticoke Mining Company
Nanticoke No. 3 Shaft Explosion

Nanticoke, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
March 5, 1880
No. Killed 6

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This disaster was caused by a miner leaving a ventilation door open and allowing gas to accumulate.  Three miners were killed by the concussion of the blast and the others by burns they received.

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