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Praco No. 10 Mine Explosion

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



Final Accident Investigation  PDF Format

See also:   Praco No. 7 Rock Fall Disaster, July 1, 1938

From the Google News Archives:  External Link
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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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