Fifty Years of Night

July 6, 2013 11:00 PM

Chapter 9: Pain remains more than 30 years after mine blast killed 8 on Potato Branch

A 1981 mine blast that killed eight men on Potato Branch in Knott County helped bring scrutiny to mine safety, but it wasn’t enough to stop more than 400 Kentucky miners from dying on the job in the three decades that followed.

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