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Rock Island Coal Mining Company
Rock Island No. 8 Mine Explosion

Hartshorne, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma
October 21, 1909
No. Killed - 10

Final Investigation Report  (449 Kb)  PDF Format

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On the morning of October 21st, 1909, about 8:10 am, an explosion took place in Mine No. 8, operated by the Rock Island Coal Mining Company, near Hartshorne, Oklahoma, resulting in the loss of ten lives and the injury of one boy.



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