Tragedy at the Rushton Mine: The gear she carried

Tragedy at the Rushton Mine: The gear she carried

On Oct. 2, 1979, Marilyn McCusker arrived at her job at the Rushton Mine along with her gear – a hardhat with lamp and battery pack, paper union card, lunch pail and leather mining belt. Later that day, her tragic death would make national history, sending shockwaves through the Pennsylvania coal mining community. The series …

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