knox mine disaster location and footage

knox mine disaster location and footage

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BRAVE MEN !!!!!!!!!!!!
how did the whole industry suffer why did other mines suffer?
Grew up there. We used to use the old hopper car as a bunk. 70s early 80s. Great area to be a kid. We even climbed those cliffs and explored the old vent shaft. We knew about the history but as young kids didn't really understand.
Just found this video. Excellent job covering this tragic event.
I appreciate the respect your photography ,along with the music , shows in documenting the history and resting place of those 12 miners. Another beautiful and educational video. Well done.
i feel bad for 12 men they cant find :( never forget the dead
that was not good to do.i never heard of this.i sure love u history jp.i want more in pa!so i have little knowledge to share with others.^_^
Excellent video. I visited these spots today and find this incident both fascinating and terrifying.
This what happens when you put money ahead of safety.
May their souls have found peace..
ITT: Greed kills
i feel bad for the men who has lost their live in the mine Rest in peace of the miners all across the country
nicely put together
I was wondering where this place was, Found it in Bing Maps.
41.313275, -75.812467
I remember watching this tragedy on local TV and feeling very frightened. I was 9 years old and remembered my grandparents and uncles who worked in the mines blaming the tragedy on the fact that the company ordered the miners to rob the pillars which was one step away from committing suicide. Greed kills!
Thank you for sharing this tragic piece of history.
Many thanks for the video.

A tragic event that, from every thing I've read, was caused by greed. My father was a coal miner during the Great Depression. He had to quit school when he was 16 years old to work in the mines, somewhere around Glen Lyon I think. Eventually he got black lung disease which was a major factor in his dying at age 63. My hat's off to anyone who made a living doing this really tough job.
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I remember standing nearby in the woods below River Street Pittston.  Looking across the river to West Pittston was many ambulances on their way to the disaster. I grew up in the  woods by the river and often thought of that day.

Coal stock

Coal is extracted from the ground by coal mining, either underground by shaft mining, or at ground level by open pit mining extraction.


Coal is primarily used as a solid fuel to produce electricity and heat through combustion. World coal consumption was about 7.25 billion tonnes in 2010 The price of coal increased from around $30.00 per short ton in 2000 to around $150.00 per short ton as of September 2008. In early 2015, it was trading near $56/ton.