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Upper Big Branch Miners' Memorial
 
 On Monday afternoon, April 5th, 2010 an explosion, triggered by a spark from a piece of mining equipment and fueled by coal dust, ripped through the Upper Big Branch Coal Mine in Montcoal, WV killing twenty-nine miners and injuring two. A permanent memorial was built in Whitesville, WV, on the spot families gathered during the rescue effort, to honor those killed and injured in the explosion. The roadside memorial plaza is made up of three distinct points of interest and stands as a solemn reminder of the human cost that West Virginians have so dearly paid to power this great nation. [Tourism - > Coal - > Historical Marker - > History- Mining]
 
 
304-369-9118
304-369-9127
38233 Coal River Rd
Whitesville, WV 25209
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