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Mine Disasters in the United States

Consolidation Coal Company
Van Lear No. 55 Mine Explosion

Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky
July 17, 1935
No. Killed - 9

A gas explosion occurred in this mine resulting in the death of nine men.  Three others in the vicinity escaped uninjured.

The Deceased:
  • Clay, Virgil
  • Gould, John
  • Hefford, Sherley
  • Kretzer, Charles
  • Kretzer, William
  • Litz, Durwood
  • Murray, Roy
  • Tuzzy, Frank
  • Vaughan, James

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