>A fire boss in this chamber was investigating gas near the roof of the mine when his carbide lamp went out. The miner attempted to relight his lamp with a match that ignited the gas and coal dust, setting off a gigantic explosion.
I'll take "Things that don't happen today because of safety protocol" Alex.
At least they tried doing the right thing.
"Only lay off the men without families, its important those with wives and children stay
> 114 of the men killed were married
> Left behind 415 widows
114 men. 415 widows.
Damn those dudes were smooth.
So this is where godless got its inspiration?
Yea, but then the 114 single men had plenty of ladies to choose from ;)
>114 men left 415 widows...
What a gang of playas
>...and fatherless children
if you have 114 married men how do you end up with 415 widows?
They had a few wives a piece? Well, I guess it is Utah....
> Of the 171 fatalities, 50 were native-born Greeks, 25 were Italians, 32 English or Scots, 12 Welsh, four Japanese, and three Austrians (or South Slavs)
Over two thirds of the victims were immigrants.