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Nortonville Mining Company
Nortonville Mine Explosion

Nortonville, Hopkins County, Kentucky
January 31, 1927
No. Killed - 5



Telegram from E. Comfort To: J. J. Forbes, D. J. Parker, and Edward Taylor, Bureau of Mines, states:
Explosion at small mine of the Nortonville Mining Company, near Nortonville, Kentucky.  Five killed.  Four bodies recovered.  Powell and Herbert leaving for Nortonville tonight.  Washington notified.
Newspaper clipping states:
The fall followed an explosion was supposed to have been caused by a short circuit in the electric circuits when the current was turned on this morning.



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