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New River Mine Disaster

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Date: 30 Jan 1908
Location: Hawks Nest, Fayette County, West Virginiamap
Surnames/tags: Mining_Disasters West Virginia Disasters
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New River Mine, Hawks Nest,
Fayette County, West Virginia -
Coal Mine Explosion

30 January 1908


History and Circumstances

Area History
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Mine History
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Mine Disaster Circumstances

When it happened, why, how, etc.; who was involved.

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Investigation Report

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Miner Victims

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9 Lives Lost in the New River 1908 Coal Mine Explosion
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Miner Survivors

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Rescue Effort & Rescuers

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Please do not delete this page without consulting with the US Mining Team leader or the Disasters Project Leaders. We are not doing a massive number of deletes at this time; we are organizing the pages. THANKS. Natalie

posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott