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Pratt Mines
Pratt Slope No. 2 Explosion

Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama
March 19, 1898
No. Killed - 6

See also:   Pratt No. 1 Shaft Explosion, May 22, 1891
Pratt No. 3 Mine Fire, Nov. 15, 1908


Six miners were killed by an explosion in the Pratt Mines No. 2 Slope.  According to a Birmingham Age-Herald news article on 27 Mar 1898, the cause of the explosion was fire damp.


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