Mammoth Mine Explosion

Mammoth Mine Explosion (HMQQ8)

Location: Scottdale, PA 15683 Westmoreland County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 5.583', W 79° 36.15'

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On January 27, 1891, an explosion in the nearby Mammoth Number 1 Mine of the H.C. Frick Coke Company killed 109 coal miners. Seventy-nine of the dead were buried in a mass grave here in Saint John's Cemetery. This disaster was the worst one known to that time in a bituminous coal mine in Pennsylvania. It led to state legislation strengthening the program of mine safety inspections in the bituminous fields.
HM NumberHMQQ8
Year Placed2000
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 9:08pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 619130 N 4439020
Decimal Degrees40.09305000, -79.60250000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 5.583', W 79° 36.15'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 5' 34.98" N, 79° 36' 9.00" W
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Area Code(s)724
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5559 Scottdale Dawson Rd, Scottdale PA 15683, US
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