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December 19, 1907

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An explosion in the Darr Mine in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, kills 239 coal miners, most of whom are Hungarian immigrant laborers.  Some had come from the nearby Naomi Mine, which had closed after at deadly explosion several weeks earlier.  Only one person is thought to have survived the Darr Mine explosion.  December 1907 was the deadliest month in U.S. coal mining history.

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