Century Coal Mine

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Century Mine Disaster; Twenty-fourth Annual Report Coal Mines in the State of West Virginia, U. S. A. for the year ending June 30, 1906. Charleston: The Tribune Printing Co., 1907.
EXPLOSION - CENTURY COAL COMPANY. 4:30 P.M.On March 22, 1906, at 4:30 P. M. an explosion occurred in the No. 1 Shaft Mine, at Century, Barbour County, owned and operated by the Century Coal Company, resulting in the death of twenty-three (23) persons. . . .The mine has been in operation for about five years . . . . eleven (11) men were the only persons who were killed by the direct force of the explosion. . . Twelve others lost their lives by reason of getting into the after gases of the explosion, two of whom died after being rescued . . . At the time of the explosion there were 125 men in the mine; 102 of them escaped without any injury or ill effect." . . .

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