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Black Diamond Coal Company
Black Diamond No. 2 Mine Explosion

Drakesboro, Kentucky
December 19, 1928
No. Killed 6



Recover Bodies of Six Mine Victims
Athens Messenger, Ohio
December 20, 1928

Drakesboro, Ky., Dec. 20. -- (UP) -- Relatives today claimed the bodies of the six miners who were killed in a cave-in and explosion in the Black Diamond Coal Company Mine, near here, Tuesday night.

The bodies were recovered by rescue crews late last night, after they spent the day valiantly digging through the debris, spurred on by the hope that the miners were still alive.

The victims are:
  • James Sullivan, mine foreman
  • Leonard Eppley, coal digger
  • Arthus Davis, coal digger
  • Roy Ezell, motorman
  • V. Nelson, drillman
  • Cleveland Bolin, drillman



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