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Incidents of Rescuer Death by Month

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Calendar of Mine Disasters    Successful Rescue Summary
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1904 - Harwick Mine Explosion, Cheswick, PA
1906 - Haverstraw Clay Pit Collapse, Haverstraw, NY
1909 - Northwestern Mine Asphyxiation, Ashford County, WA
1912 - Cherry Valley Mine Fire, Cherry Valley, PA
1914 - Boston Mine Fire, Bingham, UT
1943 - Pursglove No. 15 Mine Fire, Pursglove, WV

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1899 - Diamondville No. 1 Mine Asphyxiations, Diamondville, WY
1907 - Thomas No. 25 Mine Explosion, Thomas, WV
1911 - Cokedale Mine Explosion, Trinidad, CO
1911 - Belmont Mine Fire, Tonopah, NV
1916 - Pennsylvania Mine Fire, Butte, MT
1918 - Carthage Fuel Company, Carthage, NM
1921 - Sahara No. 8 Mine Explosion, Eldorado, IL
1926 - Nelson Mine Explosion, Nelson Creek, KY
1930 - Standard Mine Explosion, Standardville, UT
1943 - C. F. H. (Mulcahy) Mine Cave-in, Shullsburg, WI
1943 - Smith No. 3 Mine Explosion, Bearcreek Mountain, MT

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1905 - Rush Run and Red Ash Mine Explosions, Red Ash, WV
1907 - Seattle Electric Company, Renton County, WA
1908 - Hanna No. 1 Mine Explosions, Hanna, WY
1915 - Black Hawk Mine Fire, Black Hawk, UT
1924 - Castle Gate No. 2 Mine Explosions, Castle Gate, UT
1935 - Unnamed Coal Mine Cave-in, Starford, PA
1937 - Kramer Mine Explosions, DuBois, PA
1940 - Willow Grove No. 10 Mine Explosion, Neffs, OH
1944 - Katherine No. 4 Mine Explosion, Shinnston, WV
1946 - Unnamed Coal Mine Cave-in, Girardville, PA
1953 - O'Brien Mine Explosion, Lovilia, Iowa
1971 - Nemacolin Mine Fire, Nemacolin, PA
1976 - Scotia Mine Explosions, Ovenfork, KY

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1887 - Old Savanna No. 2 Mine Explosion, Savanna, OK
1905 - Zeigler Mine Explosions, Zeigler, IL
1911 - Price-Pancoast Mine Fire, Throop, PA
1913 - Cincinnati Mine Explosion, Finleyville, PA
1917 - Hastings Mine Explosion, Hastings, CO
1917 - Mountain King Mine Asphyxiation, Mariposa County, CA
1927 - Connellsville By-Product Asphyxiation, Morgantown, WV
1951 - Unnamed Coal Mine Cave-in, Shaft, PA
1971 - Barnett Complex H2S Poisoning, Rosiclare, IL
1978 - Moss No. 3 Portal A Inundation, Duty, VA

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1911 - Hartford Mine Fire, Negaunee, MI
1913 - Taylor Mine Asphyxiations, Hartford, KY
1913 - Imperial Mine Explosion, Belle Valley, OH
1915 - Smokeless Valley No. 1 Explosion, Johnstown, PA
1920 - Mullan Tailing Plant Electrocution, Mullan, ID
1920 - Submarine Mine Explosion, Clinton, IN
1940 - Anthracite Bootleg Operation, Eastern PA
1950 - Unnamed Coal Mine Cave-in, Rossiter, PA
1975 - Deer Creek Mine Roof Fall, Huntington, UT
1982 - Magma Mine Cave-in, Superior, AZ

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1873 - Henry Clay Colliery Explosion, Shamokin, PA
1901 - Port Royal No. 2 Explosion and Fire, Port Royal, PA
1906 - Rocky Fork Mine Fire, Red Lodge, MT
1908 - Gold King Mine Fire, Gladstone, CO
1966 - Dora No. 2 Mine Asphyxiations, Punxsutawney, PA
1970 - Hazard Gold Mine Asphyxiation, Foresthill, CA
1975 - Boron Mine and Mill Asphyxiation, Boron, CA
1981 - Grays Knob No. 5 Inundation, Grays Knob, KY

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1902 - Rolling Mill Mine Explosion, Johnstown, PA
1902 - Daly West and Ontario Silver Mines Explosion, Park City, UT
1920 - Black Diamond No. 2 Fatalities, Black Diamond, WA
1944 - Powhatan Mine Fire, Belmont, OH
1950 - Lark Section - U. S. and Lark Mine Fire, Lark, UT

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1913 - East Brookside Mine Explosions, Tower City, PA
1919 - Confined Space Fatality, Trinidad, CO
1936 - Kathleen Mine Fire, Dowell, IL
1936 - Mountain City Mine Asphyxiation, Mountain City, NV
1943 - General Chemical Defense Corp., Point Pleasant, WV
1943 - Sayreton No. 2 Mine, Sayreton, Jefferson County, AL
1965 - Unnamed Mine Cave-in, Chillicothe, OH
1985 - R & R Mine No. 3 Asphyxiation, Woodbine, KY
2007 - Crandall Canyon Mine Collapse, Huntington, UT

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1869 - Steuben Shaft Mine Fire, Plymouth, PA
1879 - Grizzly Mine Asphyxiations, Alta, UT
1913 - Mine Rescue Training Fatality, Rock Springs, WY
1915 - Alta-Quincy Tunnel Exploration, Salt Lake City, UT
1936 - Metz Coal Mine Asphyxiation, Fulton, MO
1966 - Morgan Mine Fire, St. Clairsville, OH
1979 - Mathies Emergency Capsule Fatality, Washington County, PA
1981 - Warrier Gold Mine Explosion, Burgdorf, ID
2001 - JWR No. 5 Mine Explosions, Brookwood, AL

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1896 - No. 3 Shaft Explosion, South Wilkes-Barre, PA
1906 - Pocahontas Mine Explosion, Pocahontas, VA
1913 - Dawson No. 2 Mine Explosion, Dawson, NM
1916 - Jamison No. 7 Mine Explosion and Fire, Barrackville, WV
1916 - Marvel No. 2 Mine Explosion, Marvel, AL
1930 - Dalton Coal Company Mine Fire, Dalton, OH
1940 - Wanamie Colliery Mine Fire, Wanamie, PA
1956 - Wharton Auger Mine Asphyxiations, OH
1970 - Tenneco Open-Pit Uranium Mine Electrocution, TX
2002 - Storm Decline Exploration, Elko, NV

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1901 - Baby Mine Fire, Pocahontas, VA
1903 - Koarsarge Gold Mine Fire, Virginia City, MT
1909 - St. Paul No. 2 Mine Fire, Cherry, IL
1910 - Victor American No. 3 Mine Fire, Delagua, CO
1911 - Adrian Mine Explosion, Punxsutawney, PA
1917 - Jamison No. 7 Mine Explosion and Fire, Barrackville, WV
1948 - Nethken Mine Asphyxiations, Kitzmiller, MD
2013 - Revenue-Virginius Mine Asphyxiation, Ouray, CO

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1907 - Monongah Nos. 6 & 8 Mine Explosion, Monongah, WV
1908 - Unnamed Coal Mine Cave-in, Brockwayville, PA
1921 - Satanic Mine Fire, Morrison, CO
1921 - No. 1 Mine Explosion, Ellsworth, PA
1923 - Unnamed Clay Mine Cave-in, Brazil, IN
1925 - Fairview Gold Mine Fire and Cave-in, Nederland, CO
1985 - No. 2 Slope Afterdamp Asphyxiation, Carlstown, PA
Note: The list above represents all disasters in the United States that we've been able to locate where the death of responders and mine rescue personnel occurred.  It most probably does not include all that have occurred.  As more incidents are uncovered, they too will be included.  If you know of any others that have been overlooked, please contact us.

See also Successful Rescue Summary


Download these documents to read the entire story
Microsoft Word Format Master File
Listed by the month when they occurred, this file contains hundreds of successful rescues and incidents of rescuer death in the United States.
Successful Mine Rescues
Listed in descending chronological order, this file contains hundreds of successful rescues in the United States.
Incidents of Rescuer Death
Listed in descending chronological order, this file contains more than 100 incidents of rescuer death in the United States.