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Coal and Metal and Nonmetal Mine Accident and Fatality Resources by State
 

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USMRA Mine Disaster Database
Search all coal and metal and nonmetal mine disasters where 5 or more miners were killed since 1839.  Also contains information on hundreds of successful mine rescues and incidents of rescuer death.
CDC/NIOSH Mine Disaster Table  External Link
Table listing of all mining disasters with more than 5 fatalities since 1839.
Coal Fatalities Since 1900  External Link
Table listing total fatalities and employment at coal mines since 1900.
Metal & Nonmetal Fatalities Since 1900  External Link
Table listing total fatalities and employment at metal and nonmetal mines since 1900.
MSHA’s Fatality Archive Database  External Link
This searchable database was created by the library as an index to its collection of fatality reports located in the Accident Investigation File Archives of the Technical Information Center and Library at the National Mine Health and Safety Academy.
Bureau of Mines Bulletin 586  External Link
Historical Summary of Coal-Mine Explosions in the United States, 1810-1958
Bureau of Mines Bulletin 616  External Link  PDF Format
Historical Documentation of Major Coal-Mine Disasters in the United States Not Classified As Explosions of Gas or Dust: 1846-1962
Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8909  External Link  PDF Format
Historical Summary of Coal Mine Explosions in the United States, 1959-1981
Bureau of Mines IC 7493  External Link  PDF Format
Major Disasters at Metal and Nonmetal Mines and Quarries in the United States (Excluding Coal Mines)
Bureau of Mines Annual Report  External Link
Years included: 1910/1911-1918/1919, 1911, 1912, 1914, 1916-1917, 1917-1918, 1919/1920-1931/1932, 1922-1923, 1923-1924, 1924-1925, 1931
Google Books - Bureau of Mines Annual Report  External Link
1916 Yearbook of the U. S. Bureau of Mines  External Link  PDF Format

Alabama View All Alabama Disasters
Alabama Mining Fatalities  External Link  PDF Format
Alphabetical digest of Alabama mining fatalities from 1891-1999.
Alabama Mining Fatalities  External Link  PDF Format
Alphabetical digest of Alabama mining fatalities for the years 1891, 1895-1902, 1905-1907, 1909-1950.
Alabama Mine Fatalities Database  External Link
The Alabama Coal Mine Fatalities Database consists of 2,188 records compiled by the staff of the Government Documents Department using available annual reports of Alabama mine inspectors from 1898 through 1938.
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Alaska View All Alaska Disasters
Alaska Mining Accidents 1911-1968  External Link  PDF Format
Alphabetical digest of Alaska mining fatalities from 1911-1968.
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Arizona View All Arizona Disasters
Short History of Mine Accidents and Fatalities: 1912 through 1930  External Link
Arizona Mining Accidents 1904-1998  External Link  PDF Format
Alphabetical digest of Arizona mining fatalities from 1904-1998.
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Arkansas View All Arkansas Disasters
Arkansas Mining Fatalities  External Link  PDF Format
Alphabetical digest of mining fatalities for various years for the states of California, Arkansas, Minnesota, South Carolina, and Wisconsin.
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California View All California Disasters
California Mining Fatalities  External Link  PDF Format
Alphabetical digest of mining fatalities for various years for the states of California, Arkansas, Minnesota, South Carolina, and Wisconsin.
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Colorado View All Colorado Disasters
History of Colorado Avalanche Accidents   External Link  PDF Format
The combination of snow and mountains, and man’s pursuit of economic development have sometimes resulted in deadly consequences for those who live, work, and recreate in Colorado’s mountains.  From the beginning of the Colorado gold rush in 1859 to the winter of 2006 avalanches killed 693 people.
Colorado Mining Fatalities  External Link  PDF Format
Alphabetical digest of Colorado mining fatalities from 1884-1981.
Colorado Mining Fatalities  External Link  PDF Format
Alphabetical digest of Colorado mining fatalities from 1884-1981.  Different format than the file above.
Colorado Bureau of Mines Annual Report for the year 1924  External Link
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Florida View All Florida Disasters
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Georgia View All Georgia Disasters
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Idaho View All Idaho Disasters
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Illinois View All Illinois Disasters
Illinois Coal Mine Disasters — 1880 to 1986
Chronological listing of Illinois coal mine disasters including descriptions and accident victims.
Illinois Mining Accidents 1883-1971  External Link  PDF Format
Alphabetical digest of Illinois mining fatalities from 1883-1971.
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Indiana View All Indiana Disasters
Indiana Mining Accidents 1878-1961  External Link  PDF Format
Alphabetical digest of Indiana mining fatalities from 1878-1961.
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Iowa View All Iowa Disasters
Iowa Mining Accidents 1883-1921  External Link  PDF Format
Alphabetical digest of Iowa mining fatalities from 1883-1921.
Iowa Mining Accidents 1886-1922 (updated)   External Link  PDF Format
Alphabetical digest of Iowa mining fatalities from 1886-1922.
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Kansas View All Kansas Disasters
Kansas Mining Accidents 1884-1956  External Link  PDF Format
Alphabetical digest of Kansas mining fatalities from 1884-1956.
1916 Kansas Report on Coal Mine Accidents  External Link  PDF Format
During the calendar year 1916 fifty-four fatal accidents occurred in the Kansas coal mines, six of which are included in this report, which were not reported as fatalities in former years.
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Kentucky View All Kentucky Disasters
Kentucky Mining Accidents 1864-2006  External Link  PDF Format
Alphabetical digest of Kentucky mining fatalities from 1864-2006.
Kentucky Coal Mine Fatal Accident Reports  External Link
List providing data for mining fatalities which took place from 2006 through 2014.
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Louisiana View All Louisiana Disasters
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Maryland View All Maryland Disasters
Maryland Mining Accidents  External Link  PDF Format
Alphabetical digest of Maryland mining fatalities for the years 1887, 1879-1881, 1883, 1887, 1892-1893, 1897, 1902-1950; non-fatal accidents for 1902-1940.
Maryland Bureau of Mines Annual Reports  External Link
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Michigan View All Michigan Disasters
Michigan Mining Accidents  External Link  PDF Format
Alphabetical digest of Michigan mining fatalities.  Years covered: 1869-2006 (primarily Houghton County), 1885-1963 (primarily Gogebic County).
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Minnesota View All Minnesota Disasters
Minnesota Mining Fatalities  External Link  PDF Format
Alphabetical digest of mining fatalities for various years for the states of California, Arkansas, Minnesota, South Carolina, and Wisconsin.
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Mississippi View All Mississippi Disasters
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Missouri View All Missouri Disasters
Missouri Mining Accidents 1871-1971  External Link  PDF Format
Alphabetical digest of Missouri mining fatalities from 1871-1971.
Missouri Mining Accidents 1891-1918  External Link  PDF Format
Alphabetical digest of Missouri mining fatalities from 1891-1918.
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Montana View All Montana Disasters
Montana Mining Accidents 1891-1918  External Link  PDF Format
Alphabetical digest of Montana mining fatalities from 1881-1943.
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Nevada View All Nevada Disasters
Nevada Mining Accidents 1869-1944  External Link  PDF Format
Alphabetical digest of Nevada mining fatalities from 1869-1944.
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New Jersey View All New Jersey Disasters
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New Mexico View All New Mexico Disasters
New Mexico Mining Accidents 1924-1967  External Link  PDF Format
Alphabetical digest of New Mexico mining fatalities from 1924-1967.
New Mexico Mining Accidents  External Link  PDF Format
Alphabetical digest of New Mexico mining fatalities for the years 1924-35, 1937, 1939-1941, 1943, 1949-1967.
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New York View All New York Disasters
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North Carolina View All North Carolina Disasters
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Ohio View All Ohio Disasters
Ohio Mining Fatalities 1874-1944  External Link  PDF Format
Alphabetical digest of Ohio mining fatalities from 1874-1944.
Ohio Mining Fatalities  External Link  PDF Format
Alphabetical digest of Ohio mining fatalities.  Years covered: 1874-77, 1880, 1882-89, 1891-1914; 1874, 1882-83, 1914 fatalities only.
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Oklahoma View All Oklahoma Disasters
Oklahoma Mining Accidents 1892-1930  External Link  PDF Format
Alphabetical digest of Oklahoma mining fatalities from 1892-1930.
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Oregon View All Oregon Disasters
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Pennsylvania View All Pennsylvania Disasters
Anthracite Mine Accident Victims 1899-1932
Great genealogy resource! These files contain alphabetical listings of all fatal and nonfatal accident victims in Anthracite mining from 1899-1932.
Pennsylvania Bituminous Mining Accidents 1925-1932  External Link  PDF Format
Digest of bituminous Pennsylvania mining fatalities from 1925-1932.
Pennsylvania Bituminous Mining Accidents 1933-1972  External Link  PDF Format
Alphabetical digest of bituminous Pennsylvania mining fatalities from 1933-1972.
Pennsylvania Annual Report on Mining  External Link
A well intentioned project undertaken years ago by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Mining and Reclamation.  Unfortunately it never completed and as a result, there are gaps in the available reports.  That which is available might be helpful though.  Links are also provided to libraries in Pennsylvania where more information can be obtained.
Pennsylvania Annual Report of Mines by Year: 1870-1979  External Link
Published since the 1870s this report contains production statistics, mine names, locations, owner information, and accident statistics.
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South Carolina View All South Carolina Disasters
South Carolina Mining Fatalities  External Link  PDF Format
Alphabetical digest of mining fatalities for various years for the states of California, Arkansas, Minnesota, South Carolina, and Wisconsin.
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South Dakota View All South Dakota Disasters
South Dakota Mining Accidents 1877-1944  External Link  PDF Format
Alphabetical digest of South Dakota mining fatalities from 1877-1944.
South Dakota Mining Accidents  External Link  PDF Format
Alphabetical digest of South Dakota mining fatalities.  Years covered: 1891-94, 1897-99, 1902-24
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Tennessee View All Tennessee Disasters
Tennessee Mining Accidents 1887-1930  External Link  PDF Format
Alphabetical digest of Tennessee mining fatalities from 1877-1930.
Tennessee Mining Accidents  External Link  PDF Format
Alphabetical digest of Tennessee mining fatalities.  Years covered: 1899-1914, 1919-28, 1930
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Texas View All Texas Disasters
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Utah View All Utah Disasters
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Vermont View All Vermont Disasters
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Virginia View All Virginia Disasters
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Washington View All Washington Disasters
Washington Mining  External Link  PDF Format
Alphabetical digest of Washington mining fatalities.
Washington Mining Fatalities  External Link  PDF Format
Alphabetical digest of Washington mining fatalities from 1885-1960.
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West Virginia View All West Virginia Disasters
Fatal West Virginia Mining Accidents and Investigative Reports  External Link
Provides abstracts of mine accidents in West Virginia since 1997.  Investigation reports are available for later years.
West Virginia Mining Fatalities  External Link  PDF Format
Alphabetical digest of West Virginia mining fatalities from 1883-1986.
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Wisconsin View All Wisconsin Disasters
Mining Disasters in Southwest Wisconsin  External Link  PDF Format
A salute to Wisconsin miners, mostly gone yet they remain emblazoned on our state flag.  They helped to build our state and they will forever be a part of the history of our area, for they took a frontier and turned it into a state.
Wisconsin Mining Fatalities  External Link  PDF Format
Alphabetical digest of mining fatalities for various years for the states of California, Arkansas, Minnesota, South Carolina, and Wisconsin.
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Wyoming View All Wyoming Disasters
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