November 5, 1930Ohio's worst mine disaster occurred in this Sunday Creek Coal Company mine when an explosion killed 82 persons. Among the dead were the company's top executives who were in the mine inspecting new safety equipment. Nine hours after the explosion, rescuers discovered 19 miners alive underground, three miles from the main shaft. The disaster attracted national press coverage and international attention, and it prompted improvement of Ohio's mine safety laws in 1931.
|Placed By||The Ohio Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 11:00am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 407269 N 4365395|
|Decimal Degrees||39.43311667, -82.07748333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 25.987', W 82° 4.649'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 25' 59.22" N, 82° 4' 38.94" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 15943-15995 Millfield Rd, Millfield OH 45761, US|
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