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Alabama By-Products Corporation
Praco No. 10 Mine Explosion

Praco, Jefferson County, Alabama
May 11, 1943
No. Killed 12

USBM Final Investigation Report  (2.5 Mb)  PDF Format

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A gas and dust explosion occurred in this mine and a second explosion occurred about 25 minutes later.  Ten men were killed by violence, burns and afterdamp.  One man died the following day and one man died 8 days later from the effects of the blast.  Ignition of methane by car hoist control switch in 22 north.

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