Browder, KY Coal Mine Explosion, Feb 1910

Browder Mine KY Disaster 1910

They were spared one of the horrors of other recent disasters, nemely long suspense. Within a few minutes after the explosion the fans had sucked the shaft almost clear of deadly gases and rescue parties were able to descend and begin to dig through the wreckage. No fire followed the explosion and the ventilating apparatus was fortunately unharmed by the shock.
The rescue parties found a scene of destruction that left no doubt as to the fate of the men. First bodies recovered were in fairly good condition, the men having been smothered to death and not mangled by the explosion but as the party pushed on they found bodies so mutilated that they were unrecognizable. Cars and debris of all description had been tossed about by the explosion. The rescue party worked without interruption all night, while women, children and men formed to the darkness a shadowy ring which never left the mouth of the shaft.

Mansfield News Ohio 1910-02-02

List of the Killed.
ALEX RAY BENNETT.
WILLIAM RENO.
PETER THOMAS KELLEY.
MATTHEW LLOYD.
E. MACK ENGLISH.
JAMES ARTHUR RICHARDSON.
RAY MARTIN.
HILAS SPROWL.
COLUMBUS M. SPROWL.
ALEXANDER SWEAT.
ALEX HUGHES.
EZRO MAYFIELD.
OBIE JONES.
RAYMOND BROWNING.
WILLIAM JONES.
JOHN DUFFY.
GEORGE DUFFY.
TERRY CASH.
BUD H. SMITH.
WILLIAM BERRY.
RICHARD HENRY MASON.
ESTILL E. CORNETTE.
H. EUGENE CORNETTE.
BENJAMIN LESLIE.
WARNER JOHNSON.
ALEXANDER WILLIAMS.
ESTILL BROWNING.
JAMES MAT ALLEN.
WILL M. WHITAKER.
JAMES L. WILLIAMS.
J. RILEY THOMAS.
JAMES DUDLEY EMPSON.
LEVY DUVALL.
List of Injured:
WALTER WILLIAMS
SAM BARD.
EDGAR MITCHELL.
CHARLES WILLIAMS.
JOHN O. STEEL.
CHARLES WHITNEY.
JAMES WHITNEY.
WILL RICHARDSON.
COLUMBUS JONES.
SAM OATES.
HARRIS BORAH.
M. EDWARDS.
FLOYD AVERY.
HERSCHELL SHEFFIELD.
JOE JAMES.
GEORGE ESTES.
BURGESS MASON.
JESSE JERNIGAN.
JAMES LEMON.