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Mine No. 22 Roof Fall Accident

Deane, Kentucky
May 23, 1967
No. Killed 3



This roof fall occurred at the face of No 3 entry.  The fall occurred when workers removed safety jacks in preparation to positioning the shuttle car to load loose coal from the floor so the roof bolting machine could be trammed in.

Three men were fatally injured.



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