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Red Ash, Rush Run Explosions


Mar 06, 1900

West Virginia's first major mine explosion of the 20th century occurred at Red Ash Mine in Fayette County

Mar 10, 1900

Rescue workers reached the last of the victims of the Red Ash mine explosion

Mar 26, 1900

The Red Ash mine resumed operation

Mar 18, 1905

A mine car came over loose explosives which ignited coal dust suspended in the air, causing an explosion at Red Ash Mine

Mar 19, 1905

A second explosion killed 11 members of the rescue party at Red Ash


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