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King Mine Explosion

Princeton, Indiana
July 27, 1948
No. Killed - 13



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Rescue was conducted by the workers at the King Mine.  Many of the rescuers were the miners located in other parts of the mine and they just stayed underground to recover their co-workers.

No breathing apparatus was used, all barefaced rescue operations were lead by mine management.



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