Millfield Coal Mine Disaster

Millfield Coal Mine Disaster (HMA5J)

Location: Millfield, OH 45761 Athens County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 25.987', W 82° 4.649'

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November 5, 1930

Ohio'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.
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HM NumberHMA5J
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Year Placed1980
Placed ByThe Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 11:00am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 407269 N 4365395
Decimal Degrees39.43311667, -82.07748333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 25.987', W 82° 4.649'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 25' 59.22" N, 82° 4' 38.94" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 15943-15995 Millfield Rd, Millfield OH 45761, US
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