Carbon Fuel Company #2 Mine

The mine was opened in 1916 by George Diamanti as Hardscrabble Coal Company which was operated by Utah Fuel. By 1963 after numerous name and ownership changes, the mine was owned and operated as Carbon Fuel Company.

On December 16, 1963 at 11:50 am a violent explosion occurred which took the lives of 9 miners. One miner Jesus Nunez Price, who was 2400 feet from the explosion was thrown 200 feet, but walked to the mine entrance and was taken to Carbon Hospital in Price. He survived but 9 other miners died.

The Miners that died in the explosion were:

  • Mike Ardohain
  • Victor Fossat
  • Andy Juvan
  • Archie Larsen
  • Heino Linn aka Henio Liin
  • Benino Montoya
  • Gerald Nielsen
  • John Senechal Jr.
  • Benjamin Valdez

This historic marker is located on the Price Riverwalk trail in Helper, Utah and was dedicated by the Matt Warner Chapter 1900 of E Clampus Vitus on July 14, 2012 (6017)

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