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Mine Disasters in
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Glendale Gas and Coal Company
Mound Mine Explosion

Moundsville, West Virginia
November 15, 1926
No. Killed 5



Successful Rescue

An explosion killed 5 of the 18 men in the mine.  Two died of burns and 3 from carbon monoxide poisoning.  Two injured men were rescued several hours later and 11 escaped uninjured.  Gas accumulated by the wrecking of a door, was ignited by the arcing of a trolley wheel of a locomotive.  Coal dust was ignited, but the explosion was stopped by rock dust and water on the entries.



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