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Osage and Pursglove Mine Disasters


May 12, 1942

A methane explosion in Christopher No. 3 mine at Osage killed 53 miners

Jul 09, 1942

A roof fall in Pursglove No. 2 mine caused an explosion that killed 20

Jan 08, 1943

A haulage locomotive fire spread to the coal seam killing 12 miners at the Scotts Run mine

Jan 24, 1943

Officials decided to seal the Scotts Run mine

May 20, 1944

The body of the missing motorman was located in Scotts Run


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