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Kermit Mine Disaster

On January 18, 1951, eleven coal miners were killed in an explosion at the Burning Springs Collieries Company in Kermit, Mingo County.

Learn more:
"Kermit Mine Explosion Takes Lives Of 11; Two More Injured, One Critically, In Blast"
"Report of Gas Ignition: Burning Springs Collieries Company"
"Investigation of the Gas Ignition of Burning Springs Collieries Mine, Which Happened Thursday, January 18, 1951, About Noon"

January 18: Wayne County

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