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Hawks Nest Tunnel Disaster


1930

The Hawks Nest Tunnel began construction

1930

Workers succumbed to acute silicosis from the Hawks Nest Tunnel

1933

A great trial was held against the contractor of the Hawks Nest Tunnel by those who contracted silicosis

Other events that happened on or around 1933

1934

Another great trial was held against the contractor of the Hawks Nest Tunnel by those who contracted silicosis

Other events that happened on or around 1934

Jan 25, 1936

Newsweek magazine ran a story about deadly cases of silicosis associated with the Hawks Nest Tunnel construction

Jul 09, 1936

Union Carbide plant at Alloy began using power from the Hawks Nest Tunnel

1936

Hearings in the U.S. House of Representatives attributed 476 deaths to work on the Hawks Nest Tunnel

Other events that happened on or around 1936

1986

A study estimated that as many as 764 men died from silicosis from the Hawks Nest Tunnel

Other events that happened on or around 1986


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