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Mine Disasters in the United States

Eastern Gas and Fuel Company
Powellton No. 3 Mine Roof Fall

Elkridge, Fayette County, West Virginia
October 27, 1948
No. Killed 4

The Raleigh Register News Article  (4.1 Mb)  PDF Format

A coal outburst or "bump" occurred in this mine, killing four men and injuring two others.

The deceased:
  • Ernest W. Workman, 56
  • Howard Scott Cottrell, 26
  • Henry Howard, 52
  • C. E. Johnson

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