• Blast! Coal Mine Disasters

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    A monument to courage and achievement, BLAST! tells the stories of all 18 major disasters in Cape Breton's coal mining history. Rennie MacKenzie brings his coal miner's eyes and heart to these painful, often staggering stories of tragedies that resulted in three or more deaths-- from the first boiler explosion in 1877 to the last methane disaster in 1979.  Each story is told with insider's information about the horror and the causes of explosions and runaways, bumps and falls.

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