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Colorado Collieries Company
Satanic Mine Fire

Morrison, Jefferson County, Colorado
December 13, 1921
No. Killed - 6

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Rescuer Death

"Six men were killed by firedamp in the Satanic coal mine of the Colorado Collieries Company, when they attempted to place a bulkhead on the 100-foot level of an abandoned shaft, used as an air course, to stop a fire.

The only man brought to the surface, apparently still alive, was Eugene F. Bovie, Sr., of Morrison, father of a young miner, who was overcome when he attempted to rescue his son."

Ed. Note: Cause of death was more likely carbon monoxide poisoning.

Miners that died in the incident include:
  • William Jones, 45
  • Garry E. Dunn, 37
  • Louis Golob, 27
  • Louis Dorrigatti, 43
  • Eugene F. Bovie, Sr., 50
  • Eugene F. Bovie, Jr., 25

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