Death Underground: The Centralia and West Frankfort Mine Disasters

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Examining two devastating coal mine disasters Death Underground: The Centralia and West Frankfort Mine Disasters examines two of the most devastating coal mine disasters in United States history since 1928. In two southern Illinois towns only forty miles apart, explosions killed 111 men at the Centralia No. 5 mine in 1947 and 119 men at the New Orient No. 2 mine in West Frankfort in 1951. Robert E. Hartley and David Kenney explain the causes of the accidents, identify who was to blame, and detail the emotional impact ...

Death Underground: The Centralia and West Frankfort Mine Disasters 2006, Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780809327065

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Death Underground: The Centralia and West Frankfort Mine Disasters 2006, Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780809327058

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