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West Kentucky Coal Company
No. 9 Mine Explosion

Sturgis, Union County, Kentucky
June 8, 1925
No. Killed 17



USBM Final Investigation Report  (1.2 Mb)  PDF Format

See also: West Kentucky No. 7 Mine Explosion, Aug. 4, 1917
West Kentucky No. 7 Mine Explosion, Aug. 3, 1927
West Kentucky No. 10 Mine Fire, Mar. 12, 1934
West Kentucky No. 10 Mine Explosion, Nov. 30, 1942


About 8:45 a.m., an explosion occurred in the No. 9 Mine of the West Kentucky Coal Company, resulting in the death of seventeen men.




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