Location: Almy, Uinta County, Wyoming
Surnames/tags: Mining_Disasters Wyoming
Contact: United States Mining Disasters
History and Circumstances
- Date: 3 Mar 1881
- Location: Almy, Wyoming
- Victims: 38 deaths,
- Cause: Explosion (Coal Mine)
Mine Disaster Circumstances
This was the first explosion in a coal mine west of the Mississippi River. On 3 Mar around 8:45 PM, an explosion caused by gas in Mine No. 3 owned by the Central Pacific Mine Company occurred. The explosion killed 38 miners, of these 3 miners were white and 35 Chinese. 15 miners were rescued alive from the fourth level of the mine and 1 was severely burned, Charles Beverage. The only names reported of the miners killed in the explosion were John Barton, Robert Gillespie Jr. and Josiah Crosby.
Unconfirmed theory stated that gases from had built up and encountered the fire that had been burning in the mine for approximately 5 years. And thus, causing the explosion which serious injured and killed those miners working in Mine No. 3 on the evening on 3 Mar 1881.
|San Francisco Chronicle, 5 Mar 1881 |
- See the category for a list of the men that died, or were injured, in the coal mine explosion.
Men That Died
- Explosion - 38 Miners Killed (Only 3 Names Reported)
- See Also:
- Mine Explosion at Almy, Wyoming - 1881
- Wikipedia: Almy, Wyoming
- WyoHistory - Almy, Wyoming
- WyoHistory - Uinta County, Wyoming
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