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LaFollette Mine Disaster 1943

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Date: 5 May 1943 [unknown]
Location: LaFollette,  Campbell County, Tennesseemap
Surnames/tags: Mining_Disasters Tennessee Disasters
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History and Circumstances

Rescue Efforts

Results and Findings


Name Sourced Bio Connected Category
Ayers, Oscar
Douglas, George Y Y
Faust, Cecil
Garrett, Dan Y Y
Hale, Lawrence
Kitts, Albert Y Y
Martin, Homer Y Y
Pelezzari, John
Riggs, Ernest
White, Lewis


  • Sam Archer
  • Virgle Bean
  • Herman Gilreath
  • Curt Ivey
  • Von McCoy
  • Jim Raines
  • Alvin Riggs
  • Carl Riggs
  • Tom Robbins
  • Russell Rogers
  • Aaron Sears
  • James Seibers
  • Earl Turner
  • S. S. Vitatoe
  • Hubert Weaver
  • Jud Weaver
  • Lee Weaver
  • Frank Wright
  • Hilda Bennett (injured outside the mine)
  • Delmus Laxton (injured outside the mine)




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