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Salt Mining Underground 1958

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Source: YouTube
Added: 6 years ago
Tags: msha, safety, underground, salt, health
Categories: Library
Description: Salt mines are generally thought to be relatively safe places to work (as opposed to coal mines). However tragedies can and have occurred. On March 5, 1968, 21 miners died in a fire that broke out in the Cargill salt mine on Belle Isle, Louisiana. This and other mine disasters in the late 1960s led to passage of better mine safety laws in the US. For more on this tragedy go to the article, Belle Isle Tragedy, By George Morris, Advocate staff writer, published: Mar 9, 2008 at: http://www.2theadvocate.com/entertainment/16386906.html?index=1&c=y . This clip is from the 1958 Morton Salt Company film, White Wonder, available at the Internet Archives.
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