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Mine Disasters in the United States


Roane Iron Company
Rockwood Mine Explosion

Rockwood, Roane County, Tennessee
September 1, 1914
No. Killed - 1

Successful Rescue

The explosion killed one miner, and another miner was overcome while trying to escape.  An apparatus crew of four company men several hours later advanced 1,000 feet, rescued this miner, and carried him to fresh air, where he quickly revived.

Deceased:
  • Sam Hill




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