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Mining Accident Quinnimont W VA 1912

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Re: Mining Accident Quinnimont W VA 1912

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Source: 1913 Annual Report of the West Virginia Department of Mines

from pages 318 & 319, Raleigh county, Winding Gulf No.1 mine, C H Scarbro, Injured and died 191Sec21, nationality American, 19 years mining experience, age 38, occupation miner, married, survived by a widow and 3 children, 4 dependents, killed by fall of slate, inquest held

from page 339, Raleigh county, December 21, 1912, C H Scarbro, miner, 38, American, Mine No.1 operated by the Winding Gulf Coal Co., instantly killed by fall of slate

Source: Woods, Jim, Raleigh County (West Virginia) Mine Deaths 1891-2000, BJW Printing and Office Supplies, 218 pages, published 2000, page 19

Scarbro, C.H. Killed instantly slate fall No.1 mine, Winding Gulf Collieries Company, Winding Gulf, 1912Dec21. 19 years experience, age 38. Widow, 3 dependent children.

Slate is dark shale lying next to the coal beds. It contains impressions of the plant life of distant ages, proving the vegetable origin of coal

This is all the information that I have on this accident. A newspaper article or death certificate may have more information. “West Virginia Death Records” “West Virginia Vital Records”

From Jerry, “Mine Accidents U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand”

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