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Mine Disasters in the United States

Poteau Mine Explosion

Poteau, Le Flore County, Oklahoma
June 7, 1942
No. Killed - 4

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Four miners called out for extra holiday work died instantly Sunday as an explosion of accumulated gas shattered a mine tunnel 600 feet underground In the Poteau coalfields.

Dead in the blast were:
  • Jack Walker, 30
  • Ray Watson, 28
  • Bert Kline, 28
  • Clarence Russell, 50

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