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Kansas and Texas Coal Company
Central Slope 77 Mine Explosion

Carbon, Oklahoma
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.

The dead:
Floyd Oder
George Took
Frank McMullin
Jerry Kinkaid
O. A. Fields

The injured:
Robert McCray
Ben Hamilton

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.



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