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Utah's Biggest Mine Disasters Happened Decades Apart

Utah's Biggest Mine Disasters Happened Decades Apart



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(KSL News) Most of Utah's biggest mining disasters have taken place decades apart from each other.

In December 1984, 27 miners died in a fire at the Wilberg Mine in Orangeville.

Utah's Biggest Mine Disasters Happened Decades Apart

In May of 1945, an explosion in Sunnyside killed 23 miners.

Another explosion in February 1930 killed 25 people in Standardville.

And the worst disaster took place in 1900. At least 200 miners died in an explosion at the Winter Quarters Mine in Scofield.

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