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Farmington Mine Disaster
Farmington Mine Disaster

On November 30, 1968, the Consolidated Coal Company's Number 9 Mine was sealed, ten days after an explosion that resulted in the deaths of 78 miners.

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Farmington Mine Disaster
"Sealing of Farmington Mine Is Complete"
Testimony From the Official Hearing on the Farmington Mine Disaster
"78 Miners Entombed in Farmington No. 9 After Blasts Rip Workings"
List of Those Killed in the Farmington Mine Disaster
Map of the Farmington Mine Disaster
President Nixon Signs the Coal Mine Health and Safety Act
Audio/Video Clip of Farmington Mine Disaster     (dialup)   (broadband)


On This Day in West Virginia History: November