Nora, VA Drift Mine Roof Collapse, Feb 1966
VIRGINIA CAVE-IN CLAIMS 3 MINERS.
Nora, Va. (AP) -- Three miners were killed Thursday when they were buried by a collapsing roof deep in the narrow corridors of a southwest Virginia drift mine.
A fourth miner was injured but three others escaped when tons of slate tumbled down, three miles from the entrance of the Betty Bee Coal Co. mine.
Killed in the collapse were:
MARVIN BAKER, 21.
CECIL BAKER, 25, cousins.
AVERY ROSE, 31, a miner who had worked for the firm only 45 days, the father of four children.
The mine, once operated by the Blue Diamond Coal Co. but closed in 1954, and reopened four years ago and was completely mechanized.
Charleston Daily Mail West Virginia 1966-02-04