Benwood Mine Disaster

Benwood Mine Disaster (HM14N5)

Location: Benwood, WV 26031 Marshall County
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N 40° 0.78', W 80° 44.05'

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Nearby mine supplied coal to large Wheeling Steel mill. An explosion here, 28 April 1924, resulted in third worst mine disaster in state history. 119 miners, many natives of Poland, Italy and Greece, were killed. There were no survivors. Led to mine safety measures such as rock dusting and self-rescuers.
HM NumberHM14N5
Year Placed2009
Placed ByWest Virginia Division of Archives and History
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 8:32am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 522687 N 4429233
Decimal Degrees40.01300000, -80.73416667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 0.78', W 80° 44.05'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 0' 46.80" N, 80° 44' 3.00" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 901-1099 Marshall St, Benwood WV 26031, US
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