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Union Pacific No. 2 Accident 1890

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Date: 27 Apr 1890
Location: Hanna, Carbon, Wyoming, United Statesmap
Surnames/tags: Accidents Mining Wyoming
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History and Circumstances

  • Date: 27 Apr 1890
  • Location: Hanna, Carbon, Wyoming
  • Victims: # deaths, # injuries
  • Cause: Explosion (Coal mine)

Mine History

Mine Disaster Circumstances

The first explosion to occur in the Union Pacific Coal Company mines located at Hanna site was on 27 Apr 1890. Only one individual was killed in the accident, Henry Ward, he was 21 years old. Ward was also the first individual to be killed in the Union Pacific Coal Company mines at the Hanna site. The following information was reported in an article published in the Daily Laramie Boomerang with details about the explosion.

Killed in a Mine. A Gas Explosion in No. 1 Mine at Hanna - Henry Ward.

Daily Laramie Boomerang - 28 Apr 1890 [1]

In Memoriam

Men That Died

  1. Henry Ward, age 21


  1. http://www.genealogybank.com/doc/newspapers/image/v2%3A11055ADD17501FD8%40GB3NEWS-1110FA6B5F62D9E0%402411486-1110FA6BEB389728%403-1110FA6CF47C7278%40Killed%2Bin%2Ba%2BMine.%2BA%2BGas%2BExplosion%2Bin%2BNo.%2B1%2BMine%2Bat%2BHanna%2B-%2BHenry%2BWard?search_terms=killed%7Cin%7Cmine

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