Edgewater Mine Disaster 1948

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Date: 30 Jul 1948 [unknown]
Location: Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabamamap
Surnames/tags: Mining_Disasters Alabama Disasters
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History and Circumstances

  • Date: Jul 30, 1948
  • Location: Birmingham, Alabama
  • Victims: 11 casualties: 6 killed in the explosion, 5 died later of burns
  • Cause: Explosion
Name Sourced Bio Connected Category
Simon William Pentz, 61
John Thomas Starnes, 62
Alvin Kenneth McGahn, 25
William Gragg, 52
Eddie Jones, 18
Sandy Gary, 42
James Jordan, 33
Willie John Hartley, 41
Ernest Franks, 28
Audrey Esdell Romine, 24
Walter Wilson, 44

Rescue Efforts

Results and Findings

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