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Rescuer Deaths and Successful Rescues by State

See also:  Worldwide Rescuer Deaths    Worldwide Successful Rescues
Successful Rescue Summary    Rescuer Death Summary
Calendar of Mine Disasters    Record Periods of Entrapment
Alabama
  Successful Rescues
    1912 - Abernant Mine Explosion, Abernant
    1914 - Mulga Mine Explosion, Mulga
    1916 - Bessie Mine Explosion, Palos
    1922 - Dolomite No. 3 Mine Explosion, Dolomite
    1925 - Overton No. 2 Mine Explosion, Acmar
    1926 - Mossboro No. 1 Mine Explosion, Helena
    1938 - Praco No. 7 Rock Fall, Praco
  Rescuer Deaths
    1916 - Marvel No. 2 Mine Explosion, Marvel
    1943 - Sayreton No. 2 Mine, Sayreton
    2001 - JWR No. 5 Mine Explosions, Brookwood
 
Alaska
  Successful Rescues
    1911 - Shakespeare Placer Gold Mine Cave-in, Dome Creek
  Rescuer Deaths
    None have been discovered
 
Arizona
  Successful Rescues
    1938 - Veta Silver Mine Cave-in, Duncan
    1980 - University of Arizona Experimental Mine, Pima County
  Rescuer Deaths
    1982 - Magma Mine Cave-in, Superior
 
Arkansas
  Successful Rescues
    1897 - Kansas & Texas No. 44 Mine Explosion, Huntington
    1928 - Mama No. 3 Mine Explosion, Jenny Lind
  Rescuer Deaths
    None have been discovered
 
California
  Successful Rescues
    1906 - Edison Tunnel Cave-in, Bakersfield
    1912 - Bunker Hill Mine Cave-in, Sutter Creek
    1929 - South Eureka Mine Cave-in, Sutter Creek
    1970 - Abandoned Hazard Gold Mine, Foresthill
    2002 - Abandoned Mine Rescue, Kern County
    2015 - Abandoned Mine Rescue, Adelanto
  Rescuer Deaths
    1917 - Mountain King Mine Asphyxiation, Mariposa County
    1970 - Hazard Gold Mine Asphyxiation, Foresthill
    1975 - Boron Mine and Mill Asphyxiation, Boron
 
Colorado
  Successful Rescues
    1910 - Primero Mine Explosion, Primero
    1912 - Hastings Mine Explosion, Hastings
    1927 - Delagua No. 3 Mine Explosion, Delagua
    1942 - Cracker Jack Mine Roof Fall, Boulder
    1942 - Wadge Mine Explosion, Mt. Harris
    1962 - Abandoned Idaho Bride Gold Mine Accident, Idaho Springs
    1968 - Somerset Mine Roof Fall, Somerset
    1981 - Dutch Creek No. 1 Mine Explosion, Redstone
    1985 - Powderhorn Mine Roof Fall, DeBeque Canyon
    1985 - Bessie "G" Gold Mine Avalanche, LaPlata County
    1987 - Diamond Gold Mine Entrapment, Leadville
  Rescuer Deaths
    1908 - Gold King Mine Fire, Gladstone
    1910 - Victor American No. 3 Mine Fire, Delagua
    1911 - Cokedale Mine Explosion, Trinidad
    1917 - Hastings Mine Explosion, Hastings
    1919 - Confined Space Fatality, Trinidad
    1921 - Satanic Mine Fire, Morrison
    1925 - Fairview Gold Mine Fire and Cave-in, Nederland
    2013 - Revenue-Virginius Mine Asphyxiation, Ouray
 
Idaho
  Successful Rescues
    1920 - Mullan Tailing Plant Electrocution, Mullan
    1972 - Sunshine Silver Mine Fire, Kellogg
  Rescuer Deaths
    1981 - Warrier Gold Mine Explosion, Burgdorf
 
Illinois
  Successful Rescues
    1897 - Williamson County Mine Explosion, Johnston City
    1909 - St. Paul No. 2 Mine Fire, Cherry
    1909 - Mine A Explosion and Fire, Herrin
    1910 - Shoal Creek No. 1 Mine Explosion, Panama
    1914 - Royalton North No. 1 Mine Explosion, Royalton
    1921 - Harco Mine Explosion, Harrisburg
    1922 - Lake Creek Mine Explosion, Johnston City
    1924 - McClintock Mine Explosion, Johnston City
    1928 - No. 18 Mine Explosion, West Frankfort
    1947 - Centralia No. 5 Mine Explosion, Centralia
    1951 - Orient No. 2 Mine Explosion, West Frankfort
  Rescuer Deaths
    1905 - Zeigler Mine Explosions, Zeigler
    1909 - St. Paul No. 2 Mine Fire, Cherry
    1921 - Sahara No. 8 Mine Explosion, Eldorado
    1936 - Kathleen Mine Fire, Dowell
    1971 - Barnett Complex H2S Poisoning, Rosiclare
 
Indiana
  Successful Rescues
    1878 - Sullivan Mine Explosion, Sullivan
    1925 - City Mine Explosion, Sullivan
    1931 - Little Betty Mine Explosion, Dugger
    1934 - Sinclair Mine Fire, Switz
    1937 - Baker Mine Explosion, Sullivan
    1939 - Crown Hill No. 6 Mine Fire, Clinton
  Rescuer Deaths
    1920 - Submarine Mine Explosion, Clinton
 
Iowa
  Successful Rescues
    None have been discovered
  Rescuer Deaths
    1953 - O'Brien Mine Explosion, Lovilia
 
Kansas
  Successful Rescues
    1888 - Shaft No. 2 Explosion, Frontenac
    1916 - Fidelity No. 9 Mine Explosion, Stone City
  Rescuer Deaths
    None have been discovered
 
Kentucky
  Successful Rescues
    1914 - Bonar Mine Asphyxiation, East Bernstadt
    1917 - West Kentucky No. 7 Mine Explosion, Clay
    1926 - Hudson Zinc Mine Cave-in, Salem
    1927 - West Kentucky No. 7 Mine Explosion, Clay
    1938 - Lilly Meade Mine Cave-in, Owensboro
    1942 - West Kentucky No. 10 Mine Explosion, Providence
    1943 - Three Point Mine Explosion, Southeast KY
    1957 - Abandoned Coal Mine Accident, Harlan
    1979 - Upper Taggert Mine Rockslide, Oven Fork
    1987 - Slate Top Mine Roof Fall, Woodbine
    2006 - Darby No. 1 Mine Explosion, Holmes Mill
  Rescuer Deaths
    1913 - Taylor Mine Asphyxiations, Hartford
    1926 - Nelson Mine Explosion, Nelson Creek
    1976 - Scotia Mine Explosions, Ovenfork
    1981 - Grays Knob No. 5 Inundation, Grays Knob
    1985 - R & R Mine No. 3 Asphyxiation, Woodbine
 
Maryland
  Successful Rescues
    1916 - Davis No. 42 Mine Explosion, Kempton
  Rescuer Deaths
    1948 - Nethken Mine Asphyxiations, Kitzmiller
 
Michigan
  Successful Rescues
    1912 - Norrie Mine Cave-in, Ironwood
    1918 - Amasa-Porter Mine Inundation, Crystal Falls
    1952 - Penokee Iron Ore Mine Cave-in, Ironwood
  Rescuer Deaths
    1911 - Hartford Mine Fire, Negaunee
 
Minnesota
  Successful Rescues
    1914 - Sibley Iron Mine Cave-in, Ely
    1917 - Lincoln Mine Fire, Virginia
    1924 - Milford Mine Inundation, Crosby
    1960 - U. S. Steel Iron Mine Cave-in, Ely
  Rescuer Deaths
    None have been discovered
 
Missouri
  Successful Rescues
    1911 - White Oak Mine Cave-in, Villa Heights
    1915 - Longacre-Chapman Zinc Mine Inundation, Neck City
    1936 - Esry Mine Fire, Moberly
    2010 - Doe Run No. 29 Mine Fire, Viburnum
  Rescuer Deaths
    1936 - Metz Coal Mine Asphyxiation, Fulton
 
Montana
  Successful Rescues
    1917 - Granite Mountain Copper Mine Fire, Butte
    1936 - Unnamed Montana Mine Cave-in, Helena
    1943 - Smith No. 3 Mine Explosion, Carbon County
    1962 - Bull Gulch Lead and Zinc Mine Cave-in, Jefferson City
  Rescuer Deaths
    1903 - Koarsarge Gold Mine Fire, Virginia City
    1906 - Rocky Fork Mine Fire, Red Lodge
    1916 - Pennsylvania Mine Fire, Butte
    1943 - Smith No. 3 Mine Explosion, Bearcreek Mountain
 
Nevada
  Successful Rescues
    1914 - Banovich Silver Mine Asphyxiation, Tonopah
    1961 - Abandoned Sutro Tunnel Silver Mine, Virginia City
  Rescuer Deaths
    1911 - Belmont Mine Fire, Tonopah
    1936 - Mountain City Mine Asphyxiation, Mountain City
    2002 - Storm Decline Exploration, Elko
 
New Mexico
  Successful Rescues
    1922 - Anthracite No. 4 Mine Explosion, Cerrillos
    1932 - Morgan Jones Mine Explosion, Madrid
    1968 - Southwest Potash Mine Collapse, Carlsbad
    2017 - La Farge Gravel Mine Rescue, Placitas
  Rescuer Deaths
    1913 - Dawson No. 2 Mine Explosion, Dawson
    1918 - Carthage Fuel Company, Carthage
 
New York
  Successful Rescues
    2016 - Cargill Salt Elevator Incident, Lansing
  Rescuer Deaths
    1906 - Haverstraw Clay Pit Collapse, Haverstraw
 
North Carolina
  Successful Rescues
    1900 - Cumnock Mine Explosion, Cumnock
    1970 - Ranchers Exploration & Development Mine, Vance County
  Rescuer Deaths
    None have been discovered
 
Ohio
  Successful Rescues
    1906 - San Toy No. 1 Mine Shaft Disaster, Corning
    1910 - Amsterdam No. 2 Mine Explosion, Amsterdam
    1913 - Imperial Mine Explosion, Belle Valley
    1916 - Lake Erie Tunnel Explosion, Cleveland
    1930 - Wolf Run Mine Fire, Amsterdam
    1930 - Millfield No. 6 Mine Explosion, Millfield
    1936 - Brown Family Mine Cave-in, Crooksville
    1940 - Willow Grove No. 10 Mine Explosion, Neffs
    1957 - Betsy No. 3 Mine Cave-in, Fernwood
    1965 - Wildcat Cave Entrapment, Hinckley
  Rescuer Deaths
    1913 - Imperial Mine Explosion, Belle Valley
    1930 - Dalton Coal Company Mine Fire, Dalton
    1940 - Willow Grove No. 10 Mine Explosion, Neffs
    1944 - Powhatan Mine Fire, Belmont
    1966 - Morgan Mine Fire, St. Clairsville
    1956 - Wharton Auger Mine Asphyxiations, Wharton
 
Oklahoma
  Successful Rescues
    1901 - McAlester No. 1 Hoisting Disaster, Hartshorne
    1910 - Jumbo Mine Explosion, Durant
    1912 - San Bois No. 2 Mine Cave-in, McCurtain
    1926 - No. 21 Mine Explosion, Wilburton
    1926 - Tahoma No. 29 Mine Explosion, Tahoma
    1930 - Lutie No. 5 Mine Explosion, Lutie
  Rescuer Deaths
    1887 - Old Savanna No. 2 Mine Explosion, Savanna
 
Pennsylvania
  Successful Rescues
    1846 - Delaware-Hudson Mine Roof Fall, Carbondale
    1869 - East Sugar Loaf Colliery Cave-in, Stockton
    1871 - West Pittston Colliery Fire, West Pittston
    1871 - E. Bast and Company Breaker Boiler Explosion, Ashland
    1877 - Wadesville Colliery Mine Fire, Wadesville
    1885 - Plymouth No. 2 Mine Explosion, Plymouth
    1885 - Nanticoke No. 1 Mine Inundation, Nanticoke
    1886 - Fair Lawn Colliery Explosion, Scranton
    1886 - Uniondale Mine Explosion, Dunbar
    1891 - Spring Mountain No. 1 Inundation, Jeanesville
    1891 - Susquehanna Colliery Inundation, Grand Tunnel
    1894 - Gilberton Colliery Explosion, Ashland
    1895 - Dorrance Mine Explosion, Wilkes-Barre
    1897 - Von Storch Mine Fire, Scranton
    1901 - Buttonwood Colliery Explosion, Wilkes-Barre
    1901 - Port Royal No. 2 Explosion and Fire, Port Royal
    1902 - Rolling Mill Mine Explosion, Johnstown
    1903 - Ferguson Mine Explosion, Dunbar
    1904 - Harwick Mine Explosion, Cheswick
    1907 - Berwind-White Mine No. 38 Inundation, Foustwell
    1907 - Draper Mine Inundation, Gilberton
    1908 - Mid-Valley Colliery Cave-in, Shamokin
    1908 - Willamstown Colliery Explosion, Williamstown
    1908 - Knickerbocker Colliery Explosion, Shenandoah
    1909 - Lackawanna No. 4 Mine Explosion, Wehrum
    1910 - Ernest No. 2 Mine Explosion, Ernest
    1910 - Nazareth Limestone Quarry Explosion, Nazareth
    1913 - Cincinnati Mine Explosion, Finleyville
    1913 - Continental Mine Cave-in, Centralia
    1914 - Black Diamond Mine Cave-in, Luzerne
    1914 - West Brookside Mine Cave-in, Pottsville
    1914 - Patterson No. 2 Mine Explosion, Elizabeth
    1915 - Orenda Mine Explosion, Boswell
    1915 - Rahn Colliery Explosion, Coaldale
    1915 - Continental Colliery Cave-in, Centralia
    1916 - Good Spring Colliery Cave-in, Tremont
    1918 - Barnum Mine Cave-in, Pittston
    1919 - Old Colony Mine Roof Fall, Ligonier
    1922 - Reilly No. 1 Mine Explosion, Spangler
    1926 - Tomhicken Mine Inundation, Hazleton
    1926 - Clymer No. 1 Mine Explosion, Clymer
    1927 - Henry Clay Colliery Collapse, Shamokin
    1928 - Kinlock Mine Explosion, Parnassus
    1928 - Locust Springs Colliery Inundation, Locust Gap
    1928 - Mather Mine Explosion, Mather
    1929 - Kinloch Mine Explosion, Parnassus
    1931 - Mocanaqua Mine Explosion, Mocanaqua
    1933 - Abandoned Sayre Colliery, Mount Carmel
    1933 - Madeira Hill Mine Cave-in, Shamokin
    1933 - Locust Gap Mine Roof Fall, Mt. Carmel
    1933 - South Scranton Mine Cave-in, Scranton
    1934 - Bootleg Anthracite Mine Rockslide, Coal Castle
    1935 - Bootleg Anthracite Mine Cave-in, Mt. Carmel
    1937 - Bootleg Anthracite Mine Cave-in, Tamaqua
    1938 - Butler Slope Explosion, Pittston
    1939 - Bootleg Anthracite Mine Cave-in, Shenandoah
    1939 - Bootleg Anthracite Mine Cave-in, Schuylkill County
    1940 - Sonman "E" Mine Explosion, Portage
    1940 - Kent No. 2 Mine Roof Fall, McIntyre
    1941 - Bootleg Anthracite Mine Cave-in, Pottsville
    1943 - Primrose Colliery Explosion, Primrose
    1950 - Bootleg Anthracite Mine Cave-in, Mahanoy City
    1954 - Bootleg Anthracite Mine Cave-in, Branchdale
    1957 - Marianna No. 58 Mine Explosion, Marianna
    1959 - River Slope Mine Inundation, Port Griffith
    1963 - Castle Shannon Coal No. 2 Shaft, Pittsburgh
    1963 - Oneida No. 2 Slope Cave-in, Oneida
    1967 - Shannopin Mine Roof Fall, Bobtown
    1969 - Humphrey No. 7 Mine Fire, Mount Morris
    1977 - Porter Tunnel Mine Inundation, Tower City
    1980 - Florence Mine Roof Fall, Huff
    2002 - Quecreek Mine Inundation, Friedens
  Rescuer Deaths
    1869 - Steuben Shaft Mine Fire, Plymouth
    1873 - Henry Clay Colliery Explosion, Shamokin
    1896 - No. 3 Shaft Explosion, South Wilkes-Barre
    1901 - Port Royal No. 2 Explosion and Fire, Port Royal
    1902 - Rolling Mill Mine Explosion, Johnstown
    1904 - Harwick Mine Explosion, Cheswick
    1911 - Price-Pancoast Mine Fire, Throop
    1911 - Adrian Mine Explosion, Punxsutawney
    1912 - Cherry Valley Mine Fire, Cherry Valley
    1913 - East Brookside Mine Explosions, Tower City
    1913 - Cincinnati Mine Explosion, Finleyville
    1915 - Smokeless Valley No. 1 Explosion, Johnstown
    1921 - No. 1 Mine Explosion, Ellsworth
    1937 - Kramer Mine Explosions, DuBois
    1940 - Anthracite Bootleg Operation, Eastern Pennsylvania
    1940 - Wanamie Colliery Mine Fire, Wanamie
    1971 - Nemacolin Mine Fire, Nemacolin
    1979 - Mathies Emergency Capsule Fatality, Washington County
    1985 - No. 2 Slope Afterdamp Asphyxiation, Carlstown
 
Tennessee
  Successful Rescues
    1911 - Cross Mountain Mine Explosion, Briceville
    1943 - NuRex Mine Explosion, LaFollette
  Rescuer Deaths
    None have been discovered
 
Texas
  Successful Rescues
    1913 - Vogel and Lawrence Lignite Mine Cave-in, Rockdale
    1987 - Baby Jessica McClure's Entrapment, Midland
  Rescuer Deaths
    1970 - Open-Pit Uranium Mine Electrocution, Texas
 
Utah
  Successful Rescues
    1914 - Centennial Gold Mine Cave-in, Eureka
    1930 - Standard Mine Explosion, Standardville
    1930 - New Peerless Mine Explosion, Helper
    1956 - Kaiser Coal Company Mine Roof Fall, Sunnyside
    1963 - Cane Creek Mine Explosion, Grand County
    1964 - Empire Copper Mine Cave-in, MacKay
    1969 - Deep Lark Silver Mine Cave-in, Lark
    1989 - Hidden Treasure Mine, Stockton
    2000 - Willow Creek Mine Explosions & Fire, Helper
  Rescuer Deaths
    1879 - Grizzly Mine Asphyxiations, Alta
    1902 - Daly West and Ontario Silver Mines Explosion, Park City
    1914 - Boston Mine Fire, Bingham
    1915 - Alta-Quincy Tunnel Exploration, Salt Lake City
    1924 - Castle Gate No. 2 Mine Explosions, Castle Gate
    1930 - Standard Mine Explosion, Standardville
    1950 - Lark Section - U. S. and Lark Mine Fire, Lark
    1975 - Deer Creek Mine Roof Fall, Huntington
    2007 - Crandall Canyon Mine Collapse, Huntington
 
Virginia
  Successful Rescues
    1901 - Pocahontas Baby Mine Fire, Pocahontas
    1910 - Greeno Mine Explosion, Tacoma
    1911 - Carbon Hill No. 1 Mine Explosion, Carbon Hill
    1934 - Derby No. 3 Mine Explosion, Big Stone Gap
    1946 - Great Valley Mine Explosion, McCoy
    1957 - Pocahontas Fuel No. 31 Mine Explosion, Amonate
    1958 - Bishop No. 34 Mine Explosion, Bishop
    1983 - McClure No. 1 Mine Explosion, McClure
  Rescuer Deaths
    1901 - Baby Mine Fire, Pocahontas
    1906 - Pocahontas Mine Explosion, Pocahontas
    1978 - Moss No. 3 Portal A Inundation, Duty
 
Washington
  Successful Rescues
    1899 - Carbon Hill No. 7 Mine Explosion, Carbonado
    1914 - Cannon Mine Inundation, Franklin County
    1915 - Newcastle Mine Rock Slide, Seattle
    1915 - Northwestern Mine Explosion, Ravensdale
    1950 - Big 4 Mine Cave-in, Selleck
  Rescuer Deaths
    1907 - Seattle Electric Company, Renton County
    1909 - Northwestern Mine Asphyxiation, Ashford County
    1920 - Black Diamond No. 2 Fatalities, Black Diamond
 
West Virginia
  Successful Rescues
    1902 - Stafford Mine Explosion, Stafford
    1902 - Big Four Mine Explosion, Algoma
    1905 - Cabin Creek Mine Explosion, Kayford
    1905 - Horton Mine Fire, Horton
    1906 - Parral Mine Explosion, Parral
    1906 - Century No. 1 Mine Explosion, Century
    1907 - Lorentz Mine Explosion, Penco
    1908 - Lick Branch Mine Explosion, Switchback
    1911 - Bottom Creek Mine Explosion, Vivian
    1914 - Eccles Mine Explosions, Eccles
    1915 - Layland No. 3 Mine Explosion, Layland
    1915 - Carlisle Mine Explosion, Carlisle
    1916 - King Mine Explosion, Kimball
    1924 - Yukon No. 2 Mine Explosion, Yukon
    1926 - Jamison No. 8 Mine Explosion, Farmington
    1926 - Mound Mine Explosion, Moundsville
    1926 - Crab Orchard No. 5 Mine Explosion, Eccles
    1927 - Federal No. 3 Mine Explosion, Everettville
    1930 - Lillybrook No. 1 Mine Explosion, Lillybrook
    1931 - Unnamed Coal Mine Cave-in, Charleston
    1937 - Abandoned Coal Mine Incident, Flemington
    1940 - No. 4 Mine Explosion, Beckley
    1941 - Daniel Boone Mine Explosion, St. Charles
    1958 - Boone County Coal Corp. Inundation, Boone County
    1958 - Burton Mine Explosion, Craigsville
    1958 - Wharton No. 2 Mine Roof Fall
    1965 - Mars No. 2 Mine Fire, Wilsonburg
    1966 - Siltix Mine Explosion, Mount Hope
    1968 - Saxsewell No. 8 Inundation, Hominy Falls
    1968 - Consol No. 9 Mine Explosions, Farmington
    1968 - Amherst No. 1 Mine Roof Fall, Lundale
    1970 - Leckie Mine Roof Fall, Anjean
    1971 - Federal No. 2 Mine Roof Fall, Miracle Run
    1972 - Itmann No. 3 Mine Explosion, Itmann
    1991 - McElroy Mine Roof Fall, Moundsville
    2003 - McElroy Mine Shaft Explosion, Cameron
    2006 - Sago Mine Explosion, Tallmansville
    2016 - Keystone No. 1 Abandoned Mine Rescue, Keystone
  Rescuer Deaths
    1905 - Rush Run and Red Ash Mine Explosions, Red Ash
    1907 - Thomas No. 25 Mine Explosion, Thomas
    1907 - Monongah Nos. 6 & 8 Mine Explosion, Monongah
    1916 - Jamison No. 7 Mine Explosion and Fire, Barrackville
    1927 - Connellsville By-Product Asphyxiation, Morgantown
    1943 - General Chemical Defense Corp., Point Pleasant
    1944 - Katherine No. 4 Mine Explosion, Shinnston
 
Wisconsin
  Successful Rescues
    2016 - Abandoned Iron Mine, Iron Ridge
  Rescuer Deaths
    1943 - C. F. H. (Mulcahy) Mine Cave-in, Shullsburg
 
Wyoming
  Successful Rescues
    1881 - Almy No. 2 Mine Explosion, Almy
    1903 - Hanna No. 1 Mine Explosion, Hanna
    1923 - Frontier No. 1 Mine Explosion, Kemmerer
  Rescuer Deaths
    1899 - Diamondville No. 1 Mine Asphyxiations, Diamondville
    1908 - Hanna No. 1 Mine Explosions, Hanna
    1913 - Mine Rescue Training Fatality, Rock Springs
 

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