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Locomotive boiler explosion at McDunn, December 27, 1934


On December 27, 1934, a boiler in a locomotive hauling mine workers at McDunn in Fayette County exploded, resulting in the death of eighteen miners.

Learn more:
"Sixteen Dead as Engine Of Mine Train Explodes" (Locomotive Boiler Explosion at McDunn)
"Death Toll In Train Blast Is 18; 21 Of Victims Still In Hospital" (Locomotive Boiler Explosion at McDunn)
"Federal Men Investigate Cause of Fayette Blast" (Locomotive Boiler Explosion at McDunn)
"Cause Fixed In Fayette Blast" (Locomotive Boiler Explosion at McDunn)


On This Day in West Virginia History: December