Farmington Disaster
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Paintedwarrior
N 39° 30.747 W 080° 14.922
17S E 564584 N 4373915
Quick Description: A sign about the mining disaster that led to the formation of the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 1/3/2012 5:24:28 AM
Waymark Code: WMDEEW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
Views: 9

Long Description:
Farmington Disaster

Explosion in Consolidated Coal No. 9 mine November 20, 1968 resulted in deaths of 78 miners, with only 21 men rescued. Mine sealed ten days later due to fires and explosions. In 1969 recovery efforts began. Over ten year period the bodies of 59 miners were extracted. Mine permanently sealed in Novemeber 1978. This disaster led to passage of Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969.
Marker Number: none

Marker Title: Farmington Disaster

Marker Location: East side of route 218

County or Independent City: Farmington, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Division of Archives and History, 2005

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