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Henry, WV Mine Explosion, Apr 1909

FOUR KILLED IN MINE EXPLOSION.

Charleston, W. Va., April 1. -- Four men were killed and two others seriously injured in an explosion in the Echo mine of the Henry Bros. Coal and Coke Co., at Henry, Fayette county, last evening.
Injured:
GEO. D. LYNCH and his son.
The dead:
SAM MELHORN.
ANDY MELHORN.
CHAS. JONES.
JOHN BROOMFIELD.
Only from 12 to 15 men were in the mine at the time of the explosion which only affected a single entry, allowing those in other sections to escape unharmed.
The explosion is believed to have been caused by gas coming from an abandoned part.

LaCrosse Tribune Wisconsin 1909-04-01

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