McDowell County Mining Fatalities in August, 1922



Eleven of the twenty-nine persons killed in the mines of West Virginia during August [1922] met their death in McDowell County, according to the monthly report of R. M. Lamble, chief of the state department of mines.

 

Names of the Men Killed

Wrex Harvell, assistant mine foreman, was injured by being caught between car and rib at No. 2 mine, Central Pocahontas Coal Co., and died August 7.

Ernest Rector, miner, was killed by fall of slate at No. 3 mine, Premier Pocahontas Collieries Co.

Adah Block, Polish, mining machine helper, was injured by fall of slate at No. 3 mine, Central Pocahontas Coal Co., and died August 29th.

C. W. Lawson, short firer, was killed by powder exploding while making up shots to be fired at working places, No. 241 mine, The Consolidation Coal Company

Henry Clark, brakeman and motorman, was killed by being run over by motor at No. 254 Mine, The Consolidation Coal Co.

Henry Thompson, miner, was killed by fall of slate at Christian Mines, Christian Coal Co.

Romey Martin, Negro, miner, was killed by fall of slate at Shawnee Mine, Pulaski Iron Co.

Cliff Poindexter, motorman, outside, electrocuted at Bottom Creek Mine, Bottom Creek Coal Co.

John B. Fletcher, miner. was killed by fall of slate at Newhall No 7 Mine, New River & Pocahontas Consolidated Coal Co.

Alex Szabo, Hungarian, miner, injured by being burned about the face and body by gas which was ignited while setting timber and taking down slate, Yukon No. 1 Mine, Yukon Pocahontas Coal Co., died Aug. 19

J. M. Day, locomotive fireman, outside, was killed by being caught between engine cab and timber at Vera No. 1 Mine, Vera Pocahontas Coal Co.

Charleston Daily Mail,
September 22, 1922
Abstracted and submitted by June White

 

 

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