united states mine rescue association Mine Disasters in the United States
Moody Coal Company Moody Mine Explosion
South Carrolton, Kentucky
February 10, 1908
No. Killed – 9
Explosion of Gas in Kentucky Mine Proves Fatal to Nine Men
Evening Independent, Massillon, Ohio
February 11, 1908
Central City, Ky., Feb. 11. -- Nine miners were killed and one other fatally injured by an explosion of gas in the mine of the Moody Coal Company at South Carrollton, three miles from this city. The mine is a small one and only thirteen men were at work in the diggings at the time of the explosion.
The accident was caused by a slow blast setting off the gas which had evidently accumulated in considerable quantities, as the interior of the mine was wrecked and the cages smashed.
The dead are:
J. N. Rush
Charley Van, Sr.
Charley Van, Jr.