Layland Mine Disaster
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 37° 53.999 W 080° 57.969
17S E 502975 N 4194718
Site of largest mine disaster in Fayette County.
Waymark Code: WMY9PA
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 05/16/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
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Layland Mine Disaster

Site of largest mine disaster in Fayette County. On 2 March 1915, coal dust in Layland #3 ignited, killing 112 men: 42 of 53 survivors were rescued 6 March, one mile inside 10th left section behind barricade they built.
Marker Number: None on sign

Marker Title: Layland Mine Disaster

Marker Location: Rt 41

County or Independent City: Fayette County, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Division of Archives and History, 2006

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