Superba Mine Disaster 1912

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Date: 24 Jul 1912 [unknown]
Location: Evans Station, Fayette County, Pennsylvaniamap
Surnames/tags: Mine Disaster Pennsylvania Disasters
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History and Circumstances

The Superba mine was owned by the Superba Coal Company and the Lemont mine was owned by the H.C. Frick Coke Company, both located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. 14 men died in the Superba mine, and 3 in the Lemont. They were both inundated with water during areal flooding in Fayette County on July 24, 1912.[1]

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  1. The Pittsburgh Press, 17 Aug 1912, p. 3, col. 7. clipping, no subscription required.



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