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Coal Mine Disasters in the United States
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View the Mine Disaster CalendarMineral:  Anthracite   (Display in Fatality Order)

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Date Mine Name Location Disaster Cause Killed
07/25/1995 No. 4 Slope View the planets for this day Keffers, PA Fall of Rib 2  
12/11/1985 No. 2 Slope View the planets for this day Carlstown, PA Explosion 3  
03/01/1977 Porter Tunnel View the planets for this day Tower City, PA Inundation 9  
09/14/1966 Lykens No. 1 View the planets for this day Joliett, PA Roof Fall 3  
02/26/1964 Glen Burn Colliery View the planets for this day Shamokin, PA Explosives 3  
02/03/1964 Bednarczyk Nos. 2, 3 View the planets for this day Gowen City, PA Explosion 3  
08/13/1963 Sheppton View the planets for this day Sheppton, PA Cave-in 1  
01/22/1959 River Slope View the planets for this day Port Griffith, PA Inundation 12  
03/27/1952 Holmes Slope View the planets for this day Minersville, PA Inundation 5  
03/29/1951 Buttonwood View the planets for this day Wilkes-Barre, PA Explosion 5  
05/04/1949 Gilberton No. 5 View the planets for this day Girardville, PA Fire 4  
01/05/1949 S. Wilkes-Barre View the planets for this day South Wilkes-Barre, PA Explosion 2  
12/11/1947 Franklin View the planets for this day Wilkes-Barre, PA Explosion 8  
04/10/1947 Schooley View the planets for this day Wyoming, PA Explosion 10  
01/15/1947 Nottingham View the planets for this day Plymouth, PA Explosion 15  
09/24/1943 Primrose View the planets for this day Minersville, PA Explosion 14  
06/02/1938 Butler Slope View the planets for this day Pittston, PA Explosion 10  
04/27/1938 St. Clair No. 1 Slope View the planets for this day Pottsville, PA Explosion 8  
08/24/1936 Clear Spring View the planets for this day West Pittston, PA Explosion 5  
05/07/1935 S. Wilkes-Barre View the planets for this day South Wilkes-Barre, PA Rock Fall 7  
01/21/1935 Gilberton View the planets for this day Gilberton, PA Explosion 13  
10/24/1931 Mocanaqua View the planets for this day Mocanaqua, PA Explosion 4  
05/29/1931 Richards Colliery View the planets for this day Mount Carmel, PA Explosion 5  
09/29/1930 Old Forge View the planets for this day Avoca, PA Explosion 4  
09/17/1930 Sherman View the planets for this day Pottsville, PA Explosion 4  
08/08/1930 Gilberton View the planets for this day Gilberton, PA Roof Fall 8  
08/09/1928 Hillside No. 1 View the planets for this day South Riverside, PA Explosion 5  
07/02/1928 Locust Springs View the planets for this day Locust Gap, PA Inundation 0  
05/25/1928 Baltimore No. 5 View the planets for this day Wilkes-Barre, PA Explosion 10  
05/26/1927 Woodward No. 3 View the planets for this day Edwardsville, PA Explosion 7  
10/30/1926 Colliery No. 7 View the planets for this day Nanticoke, PA Explosion 9  
07/03/1926 Pettebone No. 6 View the planets for this day Kingston, PA Roof Fall 7  
05/06/1926 Randolph Colliery View the planets for this day Port Carbon, PA Explosion 5  
08/03/1925 Dorrance View the planets for this day Wilkes-Barre, PA Explosion 10  
05/26/1925 Woodward View the planets for this day Edwardsville, PA Explosion 7  
06/06/1924 Loomis View the planets for this day Wilkes-Barre, PA Explosion 14  
12/08/1923 Mt. Jessup No. 1 View the planets for this day Jessup, PA Roof Fall 5  
02/21/1923 Kaska William View the planets for this day Kaska, PA Explosion 5  
11/03/1922 Eddy Creek View the planets for this day Olyphant, PA Explosives 6  
03/09/1921 Rahn No. 11 View the planets for this day Seek, PA Explosion 5  
07/08/1919 Lansford Colliery View the planets for this day Lansford, PA Explosion 8  
06/05/1919 Baltimore Tunnel No. 2 View the planets for this day Wilkes-Barre, PA Explosives 92  
08/08/1916 Woodward No. 3 View the planets for this day Edwardsville, PA Explosion 6  
03/09/1916 Hollenback View the planets for this day Wilkes-Barre, PA Explosion 6  
02/08/1916 Lance View the planets for this day Plymouth, PA Explosion 7  
02/17/1915 Prospect View the planets for this day Wilkes-Barre, PA Explosion 13  
12/09/1914 Tripp View the planets for this day Scranton, PA Hoisting 13  
09/16/1914 Lehigh No. 5 View the planets for this day Lansford, PA Explosion 17  
05/29/1914 Mary D View the planets for this day Mary D, PA Hoisting 6  
08/02/1913 East Brookside View the planets for this day Tower City, PA Explosion 20  
01/09/1912 Parrish No. 9 View the planets for this day Plymouth, PA Explosives 6  
10/03/1911 Drifton No. 2 View the planets for this day Freeland, PA Fall of Person 5  
09/12/1911 Marvine View the planets for this day Scranton, PA Mine Cars 5  
05/27/1911 Cameron View the planets for this day Shamokin, PA Asphyxiation 5  
05/10/1911 Boston View the planets for this day Larksville, PA Asphyxiation 5  
04/07/1911 Price-Pancoast View the planets for this day Throop, PA Fire 73  
03/12/1910 S. Wilkes-Barre No. 5 View the planets for this day South Wilkes-Barre, PA Explosion 7  
01/11/1910 Nottingham View the planets for this day Plymouth, PA Explosion 7  
11/09/1909 Auchincloss View the planets for this day Nanticoke, PA Fire 9  
03/02/1909 No. 14 View the planets for this day Pittston, PA Explosion 8  
08/28/1908 Warrior Run View the planets for this day Wilkes-Barre, PA Mine Cars 6  
08/02/1908 Knickerbocker View the planets for this day Shenandoah, PA Explosion 2  
05/13/1908 Prospect View the planets for this day Midvale, PA Roof Fall 5  
05/12/1908 Mount Lookout View the planets for this day Wyoming, PA Explosion 12  
06/18/1907 Johnson No. 1 View the planets for this day Priceburg, PA Explosion 5  
03/02/1907 Holden View the planets for this day Taylor, PA Explosion 7  
08/06/1906 Susquehanna No. 7 View the planets for this day Nanticoke, PA Explosion 6  
05/15/1906 Shenandoah City View the planets for this day Shenandoah, PA Explosives 7  
04/26/1905 Conyngham View the planets for this day Wilkes-Barre, PA Hoisting 10  
03/09/1905 Clear Spring View the planets for this day West Pittston, PA Hoisting 7  
02/18/1905 Lytle View the planets for this day Minersville, PA Roof Fall 5  
11/02/1904 Auchincloss View the planets for this day Nanticoke, PA Hoisting 10  
05/05/1904 Locust Gap View the planets for this day Locust Gap, PA Fire 5  
05/05/1904 Lance View the planets for this day Plymouth, PA Explosives 5  
01/30/1904 Maple Hill View the planets for this day Mahanoy City, PA Explosives 5  
12/09/1902 S. Wilkes-Barre View the planets for this day South Wilkes-Barre, PA Explosives 5  
11/29/1902 Luke Fidler View the planets for this day Shamokin, PA Explosion 7  
10/25/1901 Buttonwood View the planets for this day Wilkes-Barre, PA Explosion 6  
11/09/1900 Buck Mountain View the planets for this day Mahanoy City, PA Explosion 7  
11/05/1898 Exeter View the planets for this day West Pittston, PA Falling Object 9  
10/01/1898 Midvale View the planets for this day Wilkes-Barre, PA Fire 5  
10/01/1898 Maffett View the planets for this day Wilkes-Barre, PA Fire 4  
05/26/1898 Kaska William View the planets for this day Middleport, PA Inundation 6  
10/30/1897 Von Storch View the planets for this day Scranton, PA Fire 6  
09/28/1897 Jermyn No. 1 View the planets for this day Rendham, PA Fire 5  
01/13/1897 Wadesville View the planets for this day Wadesville, PA Fall of Person 5  
10/29/1896 Shaft No. 3 View the planets for this day South Wilkes-Barre, PA Explosion 6  
06/28/1896 Twin View the planets for this day Pittston, PA Roof Fall 58  
04/18/1896 Eddy Creek View the planets for this day Olyphant, PA Roof Fall 4  
10/07/1895 Dorrance View the planets for this day Wilkes-Barre, PA Explosion 7  
02/18/1895 West Bear Ridge View the planets for this day Mahony Plane, PA Explosion 5  
10/11/1894 Henry Clay View the planets for this day Shamokin, PA Expl. Vessel 6  
10/08/1894 Luke Fidler View the planets for this day Shamokin, PA Fire 5  
08/25/1894 Gilberton View the planets for this day Ashland, PA Explosion 2  
07/17/1894 East Sugar Loaf View the planets for this day Stockton, PA Explosion 8  
02/13/1894 Gaylord View the planets for this day Plymouth, PA Roof Fall 13  
09/21/1893 Lance No. 11 View the planets for this day Plymouth, PA Explosion 6  
06/22/1893 Susquehanna No. 1 View the planets for this day Nanticoke, PA Explosion 5  
04/01/1893 Neilson View the planets for this day Shamokin, PA Fire 10  
07/23/1892 York Farm View the planets for this day Pottsville, PA Explosion 15  
04/20/1892 Lytle View the planets for this day Minersville, PA Inundation 10  
11/08/1891 Susquehanna No. 1 View the planets for this day Nanticoke, PA Explosion 12  
10/23/1891 Richardson View the planets for this day Glen Carbon, PA Asphyxiation 7  
02/04/1891 Spring Mountain No. 1 View the planets for this day Jeansville, PA Inundation 13  
05/15/1890 Jersey No. 8 View the planets for this day Ashley, PA Explosion 26  
04/02/1890 Susquehanna No. 8 View the planets for this day Nanticoke, PA Explosion 5  
03/03/1890 Shaft No. 3 View the planets for this day South Wilkes-Barre, PA Fire 8  
02/01/1890 Nottingham View the planets for this day Plymouth, PA Explosion 8  
06/11/1889 Gaylord View the planets for this day Plymouth, PA Roof Fall 4  
05/09/1889 Kaska William View the planets for this day Middleport, PA Hoisting 10  
11/03/1888 Kettle Creek View the planets for this day Westport, PA Explosion 17  
10/01/1887 Bast View the planets for this day Big Mine Run, PA Asphyxiation 5  
04/27/1887 Tunnel View the planets for this day Ashland, PA Asphyxiation 5  
11/26/1886 Conyngham View the planets for this day Wilkes-Barre, PA Explosion 12  
09/13/1886 Marvine View the planets for this day Scranton, PA Cave-in 8  
08/30/1886 Fair Lawn View the planets for this day Scranton, PA Explosion 6  
12/18/1885 Nanticoke No. 1 View the planets for this day Nanticoke, PA Inundation 26  
10/21/1885 Plymouth No. 2 View the planets for this day Plymouth, PA Explosion 6  
08/11/1885 West End View the planets for this day Mocanaqua, PA Asphyxiation 10  
04/06/1885 Cuyler View the planets for this day Raven Run, PA Roof Fall 10  
12/08/1884 Henry Clay View the planets for this day Shamokin, PA Explosion 7  
08/21/1884 Greenback/Buckridge View the planets for this day Shamokin, PA Fire 8  
05/24/1882 Kohinoor View the planets for this day Shenandoah, PA Explosion 5  
05/03/1880 Short Mountain View the planets for this day Shamokin, PA Explosion 5  
03/05/1880 Nanticoke No. 3 View the planets for this day Nanticoke, PA Explosion 6  
05/06/1879 Audenried View the planets for this day Audenried, PA Explosion 6  
10/08/1878 Lehigh Valley View the planets for this day Wilkes-Barre, PA Explosion 4  
01/15/1878 Potts View the planets for this day Locustdale, PA Explosion 4  
05/09/1877 Wadesville View the planets for this day Wadesville, PA Fire 7  
06/10/1873 Henry Clay View the planets for this day Shamokin, PA Explosion 10  
10/02/1871 Otto Red Ash View the planets for this day Branch Dale, PA Explosion 5  
08/14/1871 Eagle Shaft View the planets for this day Pittston, PA Explosion 17  
05/27/1871 West Pittston View the planets for this day West Pittston, PA Asphyxiation 20  
03/16/1871 Bast Breaker View the planets for this day Ashland, PA Expl. Vessel 4  
08/29/1870 Preston No. 3 View the planets for this day Girardville, PA Hoisting 7  
08/10/1870 Heins and Glassmire View the planets for this day Middleport, PA Hoisting 9  
04/22/1870 Diamond Slope View the planets for this day Wolf Creek, PA Expl. Vessel 5  
03/15/1870 Potts View the planets for this day Locustdale, PA Explosion 5  
12/18/1869 East Sugar Loaf View the planets for this day Stockton, PA Cave-in 10  
09/06/1869 Avondale View the planets for this day Plymouth, PA Fire 110  
02/19/1847 Spencer View the planets for this day Pottsville, PA Explosion 7  
01/12/1846 Delaware-Hudson View the planets for this day Carbondale, PA Roof Fall 14  
 
 
 

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