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Mine Disasters in
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Butte and Boston Mining Company
Silver Bow No. 2 Copper Mine Fire

Butte, Montana
April 21, 1893
No. Killed - 9



As a result of a fire in the mine, nine men lost their lives.  The fire was extinguished early on the morning of April 22, after 800 gallons of water a minute had been poured into the mine, which filled with water to the 600-foot level.

The bodies of the victims were found on the 400-foot level, showing that the men had climbed to that level from the place where the fire originated and were suffocated by the smoke.

Source:
Historical Summary of Mine Disasters in the United States - Volume III

  



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