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Shade and Millard Coal Company
Shade and Millard No. 1 Mine Roof Fall

Panther, McDowell County, West Virginia
April 18, 1957
No. Killed - 4

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette News Article  (3.1 Mb)  PDF Format

Four miners were killed instantly by a fall of roof in the No. 1 mine near the face of No. 2 barrier pillar off 3 Left.

The deceased:
  • Junior Estep, 25
  • Ance Estep, 32
  • Vester Lester, 27
  • Johnny Patrick, 19

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