united states mine rescue association
All Mine Disasters in the United States
Sorted by County

View the Mine Disaster CalendarCounty:  Luzerne County, PA   (Display in Fatality Order)

Planet links will open in a separate window

Counties where 5 or more disasters occurred

Displays all records in descending date order

 
Date Mine Name Location Mineral Disaster Cause Killed
04/16/1963 Forge Slope View the planets for this day Newport Town, PA Bituminous Explosion 4  
01/22/1959 River Slope View the planets for this day Port Griffith, PA Anthracite Inundation 12  
03/29/1951 Buttonwood View the planets for this day Wilkes-Barre, PA Anthracite Explosion 5  
10/30/1950 Avondale View the planets for this day Luzerne County, PA Bituminous Explosion 4  
01/05/1949 S. Wilkes-Barre View the planets for this day South Wilkes-Barre, PA Anthracite Explosion 2  
12/11/1947 Franklin View the planets for this day Wilkes-Barre, PA Anthracite Explosion 8  
04/10/1947 Schooley View the planets for this day Wyoming, PA Anthracite Explosion 10  
01/15/1947 Nottingham View the planets for this day Plymouth, PA Anthracite Explosion 15  
06/02/1938 Butler Slope View the planets for this day Pittston, PA Anthracite Explosion 10  
08/24/1936 Clear Spring View the planets for this day West Pittston, PA Anthracite Explosion 5  
05/07/1935 S. Wilkes-Barre View the planets for this day South Wilkes-Barre, PA Anthracite Hoisting 7  
10/24/1931 Mocanaqua View the planets for this day Mocanaqua, PA Anthracite Explosion 4  
09/29/1930 Old Forge View the planets for this day Avoca, PA Anthracite Explosion 4  
05/25/1928 Baltimore No. 5 View the planets for this day Wilkes-Barre, PA Anthracite Explosion 10  
05/26/1927 Woodward No. 3 View the planets for this day Edwardsville, PA Anthracite Explosion 7  
10/30/1926 Colliery No. 7 View the planets for this day Nanticoke, PA Anthracite Explosion 9  
07/03/1926 Pettebone No. 6 View the planets for this day Kingston, PA Anthracite Roof Fall 7  
08/03/1925 Dorrance View the planets for this day Wilkes-Barre, PA Anthracite Explosion 10  
05/26/1925 Woodward View the planets for this day Edwardsville, PA Anthracite Explosion 7  
06/06/1924 Loomis View the planets for this day Wilkes-Barre, PA Anthracite Explosion 14  
06/05/1919 Baltimore Tunnel No. 2 View the planets for this day Wilkes-Barre, PA Anthracite Explosives 92  
01/05/1918 Barnum View the planets for this day Pittston, PA Anthracite Cave-in 2  
08/08/1916 Woodward No. 3 View the planets for this day Edwardsville, PA Anthracite Explosion 6  
03/09/1916 Hollenback View the planets for this day Wilkes-Barre, PA Anthracite Explosion 6  
02/08/1916 Lance No. 11 View the planets for this day Plymouth, PA Anthracite Explosion 7  
02/17/1915 Prospect View the planets for this day Wilkes-Barre, PA Anthracite Explosion 13  
01/09/1912 Parrish No. 9 View the planets for this day Plymouth, PA Anthracite Explosives 6  
10/03/1911 Drifton No. 2 View the planets for this day Freeland, PA Anthracite Fall of Person 5  
05/10/1911 Boston View the planets for this day Larksville, PA Anthracite Asphyxiation 5  
03/12/1910 S. Wilkes-Barre No. 5 View the planets for this day South Wilkes-Barre, PA Anthracite Explosion 7  
01/11/1910 Nottingham View the planets for this day Plymouth, PA Anthracite Explosion 7  
11/09/1909 Auchincloss View the planets for this day Nanticoke, PA Anthracite Fire 9  
03/02/1909 No. 14 View the planets for this day Pittston, PA Anthracite Explosion 8  
08/28/1908 Warrior Run View the planets for this day Wilkes-Barre, PA Anthracite Mine Cars 6  
05/13/1908 Prospect View the planets for this day Midvale, PA Anthracite Roof Fall 5  
05/12/1908 Mount Lookout View the planets for this day Wyoming, PA Anthracite Explosion 12  
08/06/1906 Susquehanna No. 7 View the planets for this day Nanticoke, PA Anthracite Explosion 6  
04/26/1905 Conyngham View the planets for this day Wilkes-Barre, PA Anthracite Hoisting 10  
03/09/1905 Clear Spring View the planets for this day West Pittston, PA Anthracite Hoisting 7  
11/02/1904 Auchincloss View the planets for this day Nanticoke, PA Anthracite Hoisting 10  
05/05/1904 Lance View the planets for this day Plymouth, PA Anthracite Explosives 5  
12/09/1902 S. Wilkes-Barre View the planets for this day South Wilkes-Barre, PA Anthracite Explosives 5  
10/25/1901 Buttonwood View the planets for this day Wilkes-Barre, PA Anthracite Explosion 6  
11/05/1898 Exeter View the planets for this day West Pittston, PA Anthracite Pwd Haulage 9  
10/01/1898 Midvale View the planets for this day Wilkes-Barre, PA Anthracite Fire 5  
10/29/1896 Shaft No. 3 View the planets for this day South Wilkes-Barre, PA Anthracite Explosion 6  
06/28/1896 Twin View the planets for this day Pittston, PA Anthracite Roof Fall 58  
10/07/1895 Dorrance View the planets for this day Wilkes-Barre, PA Anthracite Explosion 7  
07/17/1894 West No. 1 Slope View the planets for this day Stockton, PA Anthracite Explosives 8  
02/13/1894 Gaylord View the planets for this day Plymouth, PA Anthracite Roof Fall 13  
09/21/1893 Lance No. 11 View the planets for this day Plymouth, PA Anthracite Explosion 6  
06/22/1893 Susquehanna No. 1 View the planets for this day Nanticoke, PA Anthracite Explosion 5  
11/08/1891 Susquehanna No. 1 View the planets for this day Nanticoke, PA Anthracite Explosion 12  
02/04/1891 Spring Mountain No. 1 View the planets for this day Jeansville, PA Anthracite Inundation 13  
05/15/1890 Jersey No. 8 View the planets for this day Ashley, PA Anthracite Explosion 26  
04/02/1890 Susquehanna No. 8 View the planets for this day Nanticoke, PA Anthracite Explosion 5  
03/03/1890 Shaft No. 3 View the planets for this day South Wilkes-Barre, PA Anthracite Fire 8  
02/01/1890 Nottingham View the planets for this day Plymouth, PA Anthracite Explosion 8  
06/11/1889 Gaylord View the planets for this day Plymouth, PA Anthracite Roof Fall 4  
11/26/1886 Conyngham View the planets for this day Wilkes-Barre, PA Anthracite Explosion 12  
12/18/1885 Nanticoke No. 1 View the planets for this day Nanticoke, PA Anthracite Inundation 26  
10/21/1885 Plymouth No. 2 View the planets for this day Plymouth, PA Anthracite Explosion 6  
09/02/1885 Oak Wood View the planets for this day Wilkes-Barre, PA Anthracite Hoisting 4  
08/11/1885 West End View the planets for this day Mocanaqua, PA Anthracite Asphyxiation 10  
03/05/1880 Nanticoke No. 3 View the planets for this day Nanticoke, PA Anthracite Explosion 6  
10/08/1878 Lehigh Valley View the planets for this day Wilkes-Barre, PA Anthracite Explosion 4  
08/14/1871 Eagle Shaft View the planets for this day Pittston, PA Anthracite Explosion 17  
05/27/1871 West Pittston View the planets for this day West Pittston, PA Anthracite Asphyxiation 20  
12/18/1869 No. 1 Slope View the planets for this day Stockton, PA Anthracite Cave-in 10  
09/06/1869 Avondale View the planets for this day Plymouth, PA Anthracite Fire 110  
 
 
 

Search Parameters for ALL Mine Disasters:
Decade   |   Year   |   Month   |   State   |   City and State   |   County   |   Mine Name   |   Company   |   Mineral Type   |   Cause
ALL Coal Mine Disasters ALL M/NM Mine Disasters

Or try the Key Letter Search Tool Magnify Icon to locate mine disasters by mine name.