Scotia Mine Disaster Historical

Scotia Mine Disaster Historical (HM1TWP)

Location: Cumberland, KY 40823 Letcher County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 2.881', W 82° 49.76'

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Scotia Mine Disaster

One of the worst mine disasters in U.S. history. Faulty equipment ignited methane & coal dust due to lack of proper ventilation. On Mar. 9 & 11, 1976, twin explosions took the lives of 26 coal miners and federal mine inspectors in the Scotia mines located nearby. This led to the passage of the Federal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977.

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In Honor of Those Who Lost Their Lives:

R.M. Sammons, K. Kiser, G. Tussey, D. Gibbs, J. Williams, T.R. Scott, E.S. Combs, R. McKnight, D. Widner, E. Galloway, K. Turner, W. Turner, L.D. McKnight, G. Barker, D. Boggs, J. Hackworth, V. Coots, J. Sturgill, C. Polly, R. Griffith, M. Sturgill, D. Creech, L. Peavy, J.W. Sturgill, I.G. Sparkman, and J.B. Holbrook.

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Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Year Placed2010
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 337327 N 4101763
Decimal Degrees37.04801667, -82.82933333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 2.881', W 82° 49.76'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 2' 52.86" N, 82° 49' 45.6" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)606
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2805 US-119, Cumberland KY 40823, US
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