South Carrollton, KY Coal Mine Gas Explosion, Feb 1908

EXPLOSION OF GAS IN KENTUCKY MINE PROVES FATAL TO NINE MEN.

Central City, Ky., Feb. 11. -- Nine miners were killed and one other fatally injured by an explosion of gas in the mine of the Moody Coal Company at South Carrollton, three miles from this city. The mine is a small one and only thirteen men were at work in the diggings at the time of the explosion.
The accident was caused by a slow blast setting off the gas which had evidently accumulated in considerable quantities, as the interior of the mine was wrecked and the cages smashed.
The dead are:
ROBERT COOK.
J. N. RUSH, both white men.
The following are negroes:
LESLIE GATTON.
HUGH CORBIN.
DICK BLACK.
CHARLEY VAN, SR.
CHARLEY VAN, JR.
CHARLES ROSS.
PETE PENICK.
Fatally injured is JOHN BRYANT, white.
Each of the victims leaves a family.

Evening Independent Massillon Ohio 1908-02-11