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New River and Pocahontas Consolidated Coal
Weirwood Mine Explosion

Weirwood, West Virginia
August 6, 1919
No. Killed 7



Seven miners were killed in 11 room off the 7 right entry when an accumulation of methane was ignited by an arc created when a locomotive cable separated at a splice.



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