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Millfield Ohio Mine No.6 diaster memorial
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team G-Man
N 39° 26.028 W 082° 05.795
17S E 405626 N 4365491
Quick Description: A memorial to the lives lost in the Millfield mine diaster of November 5th, 1930.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 10/30/2011 5:47:39 PM
Waymark Code: WMCZNT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme
Views: 5

Long Description:
The Millfield Mine disaster, Ohio's worst mine disaster, occurred November 5, 1930, at the Sunday Creek Coal Company Mine Number 6 in Dover Township, Athens County, Ohio. According to the historical marker at the site in Millfield, Ohio, the explosion killed 82 people, including the company's top executives who were in the mine inspecting new safety equipment. Nine hours after the explosion, rescuers found 19 miners alive underground, three miles from the main shaft. The disaster attracted national press coverage and international attention, and it prompted improvement of Ohio's mine safety laws in 1931.

above information from Wikipedia.
Disaster Date: 11/5/1930

Memorial Sponsors: Millfield Mine Memorial Committee

Disaster Type: Technological

Relevant Website: [Web Link]

Date of dedication: Not listed

Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

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