united states mine rescue association
Mine Disasters in
the United States
Stuart Colliery Company
Parral Mine Explosion
Parral, West Virginia
February 8, 1906
No. Killed – 23
Excerpt from the 24th Annual Report on Coal Mining, State of West Virginia
The Parral Coal Mine is operated by the Stuart Colliery Company, at Parral in Fayette County, by a shaft 685 feet deep.
The mine had, at the time of explosion, only one opening, which was partitioned and used as a hoisting shaft and an inlet for the ventilating current of air.
At the time of the explosion there were 35 persons reported to be working in the mine, of which 23 were killed. The remaining 12 were not injured.