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Praco No. 7 Rock Fall Disaster

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

USBM Final Investigation Report  PDF Format

See also:   Praco No. 10 Mine Explosion, May 11, 1943

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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.

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