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June 8, 1917


An electrical cable being installed as part of a fire suppression system in the Granite Mountain-Speculator Mine falls into the mine shaft and is accidentally ignited by the assistant foreman’s carbide lamp when he goes to inspect it.  The resulting fire killed 168 miners and was the nation’s worst hard rock mining disaster.


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