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Mine Disasters in the United States

Birmingham Coal and Iron Company
Short Creek Mine Explosion

Short Creek, Jefferson County, Alabama
February 2, 1909
No. Killed - 18

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Eighteen men are dead as the result of an explosion in the No. 2 Short Creek mine of the Birmingham Coal and Iron Company.  The explosion occurred before noon and is thought to have been caused by a windy shot.

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