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Mine Disasters in the United States

P and P Coal Incorporated
P and P No. 2 Mine Explosion

St. Charles, Lee County, Virginia
July 7, 1977
No. Killed - 4

MSHA Final Investigation Report  (3.8 Mb)  PDF Format

Three workmen and a foreman were killed when an explosion occurred in this mine.  Investigators believe that an explosive mixture of methane was ignited by a cigarette lighter found at the accident scene.

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