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Olga Coal Company
Olga No. 2 Mine Explosives Detonation

Careta, McDowell County, West Virginia
June 26, 1952
No. Killed 4

Beckley Post Herald News Article  (1.6 Mb)  PDF Format

A gas explosion occurred in this mine.  Four of the five men working in the shaft at the time of the explosion died from burns, inhalation of poisonous gases, and exposure.  The fifth man was burned seriously.

The deceased:
  • Campbell, Fred
  • Christian, Virgil
  • Dash, Ulyses
  • Thompson, Paul

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