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Berwyn-White Coal Company
Ocean Mine Roof Fall Disaster

Greensburg, Pennsylvania
November 18, 1916
No. Killed 8



Cause of Accident: Telegram from Associated Press to read: Associated Press telephones following message received from Greensburg, PA quote:
Eight men were reported to have been killed in Ocean Mine of Berwyn-White Coal Company at Herminie, PA, by fall of slate.
One report said men were caught while passing through an entry far in the mine.  Others declared they were descending the shaft when side collapsed.

Sent by: O. P. Hood, Acting Director, Washington on November 18, 1916.



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