Betty Bee Coal Company
Betty Bee No. 2 Mine Roof Fall
February 3, 1966
No. Killed – 3
Virginia Cave-In Claims 3 Miners
Charleston Daily Mail, West Virginia
February 4, 1966
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 Company 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 Company, closed in 1954, and reopened four years ago and was completely mechanized.