united states mine rescue association Mine Disasters in the United States
Kansas and Texas Coal Company Central Slope 77 Mine Explosion
April 12, 1903
No. Killed – 6
Five Men Killed by an Explosion
Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, Indiana
April 14, 1903
South McAlester, I. T., April 13. -- Five men were killed and two severely burned today by a gas explosion in Mine 77 of the Kansas and Texas Coal Company, at Carbon, I. T.
O. A. Fields
The cause of the explosion is unknown. Seventy-five men were in the mine. All escaped injury except the seven, who were in the chamber where the explosion occurred. All of the dead miners except McMullin had families.