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All Mine Disasters in the United States
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View the Mine Disaster CalendarCounty:  Franklin County, IL   (Display in Fatality Order)

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Counties where 5 or more disasters occurred

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Date Mine Name Location Mineral Disaster Cause Killed
08/15/1968 Orient No. 5 View the planets for this day Benton, IL Bituminous Explosion 4  
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  
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  
01/29/1926 New Orient No. 2 View the planets for this day West Frankfort, IL Bituminous Explosion 5  
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  
03/15/1916 Sesser View the planets for this day Sesser, IL Bituminous Fire 0  
07/27/1915 United Coal No. 1 View the planets for this day Christopher, IL Bituminous Explosion 9  
10/27/1914 Royalton North No. 1 View the planets for this day Royalton, IL Bituminous Explosion 52  
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  
04/03/1905 Zeigler View the planets for this day Zeigler, IL Bituminous Explosion 49  
 
 
 

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