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Coal Mine Disasters in the United States
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State:  Illinois   (Display in Fatality Order)   (Display in Day Order)

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Date Mine Name Location Mineral Disaster Cause Killed
03/23/1997 Galatia No. 56-1 View the planets for this day Women Icon Harrisburg, IL Bituminous Fall of Rib 1  
07/09/1986 Orient No. 6 View the planets for this day Waltonville, IL Bituminous Roof Fall 3  
09/15/1980 Spartan No. 2 View the planets for this day Sparta, IL Bituminous Roof Fall 3  
08/15/1968 Orient No. 5 View the planets for this day Benton, IL Bituminous Explosion 4  
01/10/1962 Blue Blaze No. 2 View the planets for this day Herrin, IL Bituminous Explosion 11  
12/21/1951 Orient No. 2 View the planets for this day West Frankfort, IL Bituminous Explosion 119  
07/24/1947 Old Ben No. 8 View the planets for this day West Frankfort, IL Bituminous Explosion 27  
03/25/1947 Centralia No. 5 View the planets for this day Centralia, IL Bituminous Explosion 111  
12/28/1941 No. 47 View the planets for this day Harco, IL Bituminous Explosion 8  
02/14/1941 Fidelity View the planets for this day Du Quoin, IL Bituminous Explosives 7  
08/01/1936 Kathleen View the planets for this day Dowell, IL Bituminous Fire 9  
12/24/1932 Moweaqua View the planets for this day Moweaqua, IL Bituminous Explosion 54  
12/01/1929 Old Ben No. 8 View the planets for this day West Frankfort, IL Bituminous Explosion 7  
01/09/1928 No. 18 View the planets for this day West Frankfort, IL Bituminous Explosion 21  
12/20/1927 Franco No. 1 View the planets for this day Johnston City, IL Bituminous Explosion 7  
03/30/1927 Saline No. 2 View the planets for this day Ledford, IL Bituminous Explosion 8  
01/29/1926 New Orient No. 2 View the planets for this day West Frankfort, IL Bituminous Explosion 5  
01/25/1924 McClintock View the planets for this day Johnston City, IL Bituminous Explosion 33  
09/29/1922 Lake Creek View the planets for this day Johnston City, IL Bituminous Explosion 5  
08/31/1921 Harco View the planets for this day Harrisburg, IL Bituminous Explosion 11  
02/23/1921 Kathleen View the planets for this day Dowell, IL Bituminous Fire 7  
02/14/1921 Sahara No. 8 View the planets for this day Eldorado, IL Bituminous Asphyxiation 3  
09/28/1918 Royalton North No. 1 View the planets for this day Royalton, IL Bituminous Explosion/Fire 21  
11/29/1917 Old Ben No. 11 View the planets for this day Christopher, IL Bituminous Explosion 17  
09/17/1917 Orient View the planets for this day Orient, IL Bituminous Hoisting 5  
06/02/1917 Rend No. 2 View the planets for this day Herrin, IL Bituminous Explosion 9  
07/27/1915 United Coal No. 1 View the planets for this day Christopher, IL Bituminous Explosion 9  
04/05/1915 Panama View the planets for this day Panama, IL Bituminous Explosion 11  
10/27/1914 Royalton North No. 1 View the planets for this day Royalton, IL Bituminous Explosion 52  
02/19/1913 Seagraves View the planets for this day Eldorado, IL Bituminous Explosion 4  
10/23/1911 O Gara No. 9 View the planets for this day Harrisburg, IL Bituminous Explosion 8  
11/11/1910 Shoal Creek No. 1 View the planets for this day Panama, IL Bituminous Explosion 6  
12/23/1909 Mine A View the planets for this day Herrin, IL Bituminous Explosion/Fire 8  
11/13/1909 St. Paul No. 2 View the planets for this day Cherry, IL Bituminous Fire 259  
02/10/1909 Zeigler View the planets for this day Zeigler, IL Bituminous Explosion 3  
01/10/1909 Zeigler View the planets for this day Zeigler, IL Bituminous Explosion/Fire 26  
11/03/1908 Zeigler View the planets for this day Zeigler, IL Bituminous Fire 31  
01/29/1907 Johnston City View the planets for this day Johnston City, IL Bituminous Explosives 7  
12/22/1906 Breese-Trenton View the planets for this day Breese, IL Bituminous Hoisting 6  
04/03/1905 Zeigler View the planets for this day Zeigler, IL Bituminous Explosion 49  
01/16/1905 Decatur No. 1 View the planets for this day Decatur, IL Bituminous Fire 6  
05/11/1904 Big Muddy View the planets for this day Herrin, IL Bituminous Explosives 10  
03/31/1903 Sandoval View the planets for this day Sandoval, IL Bituminous Explosives 8  
03/23/1903 Athens No. 2 View the planets for this day Athens, IL Bituminous Explosives 6  
03/15/1903 Cardiff View the planets for this day Cardiff, IL Bituminous Explosion 5  
09/24/1897 Williamson County View the planets for this day Johnston City, IL Bituminous Explosion 4  
02/16/1883 Diamond View the planets for this day Braidwood, IL Bituminous Inundation 69  
01/09/1883 Coulterville View the planets for this day Coulterville, IL Bituminous Explosion 10  
 
 
 

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