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Alabama By-Products Corporation
Praco No. 7 Rock Fall Disaster

Praco, Jefferson County, Alabama
July 1, 1938
No. Killed 6

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Successful Rescue

A roof fall occurred in this mine, trapping nine men, three of whom were rescued alive, severely shocked, with minor injuries.  One rescued alive, died, probably from shock, en route to the surface, and the remaining five bodies were dead when recovered.

The deceased:
  • Leonard Docking
  • Howard Morgan
  • J. D. Painter
  • Lloyd Painter, 25
  • J. William Pheffer, 26
  • J. I. Wingard, 35
The injured:
  • William Ennis
  • C. J. White
Source: Alabama Mining Accidents, 1891-1999  PDF Format




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