Upper Big Branch Mine Explosion

Upper Big Branch Mine Explosion (HM2JTL)

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N 37° 46.641', W 81° 11.383'

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An explosion underground at Montcoal in western Raleigh County on April 5th, 2010 took the lives of 29 miners listed below:

Deceased Miners
Carl C Acord, 52, Roof Bolter Operator Jason M. Atkins, 25, Roof Bolter Operator Christopher L. Bell, Sr., 33, Longwall Utility Gregory S. Brock, 47, Electrician Kenneth A. Chapman, 53, Roof Bolter Operator Robert E. Clark, 41, Continuous Miner Operator Charles T. Davis, 51, Longwall Foreman Cory T. Davis, 20, Underground Apprentice Michael L. Elswick, 56, Beltman Foreman William T. Griffith, 54, Continuous Miner Operator Steven J. Harrah, 40, Assistant Mine Foreman Edward D. Jones, 50, Assistant Mine Foreman Richard K. Lane, 45, Longwall Foreman William R. Lynch, 59, Shuttle Car Operator Joe Marcum, 57, Continuous Miner Operator Ronald L Maynor, 31, Scoop Operator Nicholas D. McCroskey, 26, Underground Apprentice James E. Mooney, 51, Shuttle Car Operator Adam K. Morgan, 21, Underground Apprentice Rex L. Mullins, 50, Headgate Operator Joshua S. Napper, 26, Underground Apprentice Howard D. Payne, 53, Roof Bolter Operator Dillard E. Persinger, 32, Shield Operator Joel R. Price, 55, Shearer Operator Gary W. Quarles, Jr., 33,Shearer Operator Deward A. Scott,



58, Shuttle Car Operator Grover D. Skeens, 57, Maintenance Foreman Benny R. Willingham, 61, Roof Bolter Operator Ricky L. Workman, 31, Shuttle Car Operator

Injured Miners
Timothy Blake, 56, Roof Bolter Operator James K. Woods, 54, Electrician

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Placed ByRaleigh County Historic Landmarks Commission and Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce
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Date Added Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 483293 N 4181128
Decimal Degrees37.77735000, -81.18971667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 46.641', W 81° 11.383'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 46' 38.46" N, 81° 11' 22.98" W
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