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Carbon, OK (Indian Terr.) Coal Mine Gas Explosion, Apr 1903

FIVE MEN KILLED BY AN EXPLOSION.

South McAlester, I. T., April 13. -- Five men were killed and two severely burned today by a gas explosion in mine 77 of the Kansas & Texas Coal Company, at Carbon, I. T.
The dead:
FLOYD ODER.
GEORGE TOOK.
FRANK McMULLIN.
JERRY KINKAID.
O. A. FIELDS.
The injured:
ROBERT McCRAY.
BEN HAMILTON.
The cause of the explosion is unknown. Seventy-five men were in the mine, but all escaped injury except the seven, who were in the chamber where the explosion occurred. All of the dead miners except McMULLIN had families.

Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette Indiana 1903-04-14



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