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Coal Mine Disasters in the United States
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View the Mine Disaster CalendarCounty:  Schuylkill County, PA

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Counties where 5 or more disasters occurred

 
Date Mine Name Location Mineral Disaster Cause Killed
03/16/1871 Bast Breaker View the planets for this day Ashland, PA Anthracite Expl. Vessel 4  
10/01/1887 Bast View the planets for this day Big Mine Run, PA Anthracite Asphyxiation 5  
11/09/1900 Buck Mountain View the planets for this day Mahanoy City, PA Anthracite Explosion 7  
04/06/1885 Cuyler View the planets for this day Raven Run, PA Anthracite Roof Fall 10  
04/22/1870 Diamond Slope View the planets for this day Wolf Creek, PA Anthracite Expl. Vessel 5  
08/02/1913 East Brookside View the planets for this day Tower City, PA Anthracite Explosion 20  
05/04/1949 Gilberton No. 5 View the planets for this day Girardville, PA Anthracite Fire 4  
08/25/1894 Gilberton View the planets for this day Ashland, PA Anthracite Explosion 2  
08/08/1930 Gilberton View the planets for this day Gilberton, PA Anthracite Roof Fall 8  
01/21/1935 Gilberton View the planets for this day Gilberton, PA Anthracite Explosion 13  
08/13/1860 Hoch Colliery View the planets for this day Forestville, PA Anthracite Explosion 2  
03/27/1952 Holmes Slope View the planets for this day Minersville, PA Anthracite Inundation 5  
05/09/1889 Kaska William View the planets for this day Middleport, PA Anthracite Hoisting 10  
05/26/1898 Kaska William View the planets for this day Middleport, PA Anthracite Inundation 6  
08/02/1908 Knickerbocker View the planets for this day Shenandoah, PA Anthracite Explosion 2  
05/24/1882 Kohinoor View the planets for this day Shenandoah, PA Anthracite Explosion 5  
07/25/1995 L.V. No. 4 Slope View the planets for this day Keffers, PA Anthracite Fall of Rib 2  
09/14/1966 Lykens No. 1 View the planets for this day Joliett, PA Anthracite Roof Fall 3  
02/18/1905 Lytle View the planets for this day Minersville, PA Anthracite Roof Fall 5  
12/11/1985 M. S. and W. No. 2 Slope View the planets for this day Carlstown, PA Anthracite Explosion 3  
01/30/1904 Maple Hill View the planets for this day Mahanoy City, PA Anthracite Explosives 5  
05/29/1914 Mary D View the planets for this day Mary D, PA Anthracite Hoisting 6  
10/02/1871 Otto Red Ash View the planets for this day Branchdale, PA Anthracite Explosion 5  
09/18/1885 Otto View the planets for this day Pottsville, PA Anthracite Explosion 6  
03/01/1977 Porter Tunnel View the planets for this day Tower City, PA Anthracite Inundation 9  
01/15/1878 Potts View the planets for this day Locustdale, PA Anthracite Explosion 5  
08/10/1870 Pottsville Colliery View the planets for this day Middleport, PA Anthracite Hoisting 9  
08/29/1870 Preston No. 3 View the planets for this day Girardville, PA Anthracite Hoisting 7  
04/20/1892 Primrose View the planets for this day Minersville, PA Anthracite Inundation 10  
09/24/1943 Primrose View the planets for this day Minersville, PA Anthracite Explosion 14  
03/09/1921 Rahn No. 11 View the planets for this day Seek, PA Anthracite Explosion 5  
05/06/1926 Randolph Colliery View the planets for this day Port Carbon, PA Anthracite Explosion 5  
05/07/1860 Reppliers Colliery View the planets for this day Minersville, PA Anthracite Explosion 2  
10/23/1891 Richardson View the planets for this day Glen Carbon, PA Anthracite Asphyxiation 7  
05/15/1906 Shenandoah City View the planets for this day Shenandoah, PA Anthracite Explosives 7  
08/13/1963 Sheppton View the planets for this day Sheppton, PA Anthracite Cave-in 1  
09/17/1930 Sherman View the planets for this day Pottsville, PA Anthracite Explosion 4  
02/19/1847 Spencer View the planets for this day Pottsville, PA Anthracite Explosion 7  
04/27/1938 St. Clair No. 1 Slope View the planets for this day Pottsville, PA Anthracite Explosion 8  
04/27/1887 Tunnel View the planets for this day Ashland, PA Anthracite Asphyxiation 5  
05/09/1877 Wadesville View the planets for this day Wadesville, PA Anthracite Fire 7  
01/13/1897 Wadesville View the planets for this day Wadesville, PA Anthracite Fall of Person 5  
02/18/1895 West Bear Ridge View the planets for this day Mahony Plane, PA Anthracite Explosion 5  
02/21/1923 Williams View the planets for this day Kaska-William, PA Anthracite Explosion 5  
07/23/1892 York Farm View the planets for this day Pottsville, PA Anthracite Explosion 15  
 
 
 

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