“We all knew it was going to happen because that mine was rated one of the most gaseous in the country,” said Michael Hogg, a miner and friend of six of the miners, in an interview where he noted hearing fizzing noises caused by gas escaping.

The head of the union resigned recently when the miners rejected a proposal to forgo their Thanksgiving gift of a barn from the company and instead use the money to establish a scholarship fund for the dead miners’ children. WATTS: Women, the workforce and the pandemic, Grading our political leaders’ response to the pandemic: Beshear’s jury is still out, local officials’ is even more so, Green Dragons continue winning streak against Lynn Camp, Johnson Central downs Harlan Co. after four turnovers, Black Bears lose to Redhounds in 13th Region Championship, Harlan runners break personal records at Middlesboro All-Comers race. TimesMachine is an exclusive benefit for home delivery and digital subscribers.

OVEN FORK — The family and community members sitting in folding chairs, listening to music and speeches about the Scotia mine disaster of 1976, don't need a highway marker to remind them of their loss. Recovery teams said at the time of the decision that the longer route was far safer and the Government concurred. Locals in Harlan and Letcher counties looked back in remembrance on Monday of a double disaster that claimed the lives of 26 men and shook the foundation of an underground mine operated by Scotia Mining in Partridge, a subsidiary of Blue Diamond Coal Company.

The bodies of the miners, who had been working on laying rail track in a section branching from the main passage when the explosion occurred in the passageway itself, were found around midnight. WHITESBURG, Ky., Nov. 19—The bodies of 11 men entombed in a Letcher County coal mine for 253 days were brought to the surface today as griefstricken relatives watched from atop sunny hill overlooking the dark portal of the mine. Historical Marker #2314 in Letcher County notes the tragic mine explosions that occurred at Scotia Mine in 1976.

44 years later scotia mine disaster worst us mine disasters scotia mine disaster historical marker mine disaster on feb 24 pictures that speak the stansbury forum With Representative Perkins was Basil Holbrook, a 51‐year‐old miner whose younger brother was among the 11 whose bodies were brought to the surface today and turned over to relatives. 1,330 new KY coronavirus cases and 17 deaths. Search our mine disaster database containing hundreds of accidents from 1839 to the present. A.nav:visited {COLOR: #ffffff; TEXT-DECORATION: none}

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