united states mine rescue association
Calendar of Mine Disaster Anniversaries
Commemorating mine disasters where 10 or more miners were killed
(Follow these links for All Coal and All Metal/Nonmetal mine disasters)
2021
Including Rescuer Deaths and Successful Rescues
Search All U.S. Mine Disaster records since 1839.  And visit our Safety Training Repository for related disaster PowerPoint Presentations, Videos, and Adobe PDF documents.


Mine Accident Research Documents
Successful Mine Rescues  (MS Word format)    (PDF format)
Listed in descending chronological order, this file contains more than 1,000 successful rescues in the United States.  See more.  
Incidents of Rescuer Death  (MS Word format)    (PDF format)
Listed in descending chronological order, this file contains more than 120 incidents of rescuer death in the United States.  See more.  
Carnegie Hero Award Recipients  (MS Excel format)
Inspired by the bravery that Daniel A. Lyle and Selwyn M. Taylor displayed at the Harwick Mine Disaster in 1904, Andrew Carnegie started the Carnegie Hero Fund.  The file linked here includes awardees associated with mining along with additional resources which you may find interesting.
Children Killed in Mine Accidents (MS Excel format)
This is a compilation of more than 100 incidents involving the death of children in mines.  Source documentation links are provided.  See more.  
Women Killed in Mine Accidents (MS Excel format)
This is a compilation of more than 50 incidents involving the death of women in mines.  Source documentation links are provided.  See more.  
Loss of Life Among Wearers of Oxygen Breathing Apparatus (PDF format)
From 1911 to 1940, 26 men lost their lives while wearing oxygen breathing apparatus.
Utah Abandoned Mine Rescues (PDF format)
From 1977 to 2017, this document provides a summary of 19 incidents of rescue from abandoned mines.
And many, many more . . .



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