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Island Creek Coal Company
VA Pocahontas No. 1 Mine Explosion

Grundy, Virginia
January 24, 1967
No. Killed - 3



USBM Final Accident Report

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During shaft sinking operations, an explosion occurred in the connecting entry between the supply and air shafts of this mine.  Two men were killed instantly, one died 14 days later and four other men underground were hospitalized due to burns and injuries.



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