Benwood Mine Disaster
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 40° 00.775 W 080° 44.052
17T E 522684 N 4429224
Quick Description: Site of 3rd worst mine disaster in West Virginia.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 2/15/2018 7:03:35 AM
Waymark Code: WMXQR3
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
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Long Description:
Benwood Mine Disaster

Nearby mine supplied coal to large Wheeling Steel mill. An explosion here, 28 April 1924, resulted in third worst mine disaster in state history. 119 miners, many natives of Poland, Italy and Greece, were killed. There were no survivors. Led to mine safety measures such as rock dusting and self-rescuers.
Marker Number: None on sign

Marker Title: Benwood Mine Disaster

Marker Location: Wset of Marshall St

County or Independent City: Benwood, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Division of Archives and History, 2007

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