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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 Date Order)

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Counties where 5 or more disasters occurred

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Date Mine Name Location Mineral Disaster Cause Killed Report
12/21/1951 Orient No. 2 View the planets for this day West Frankfort, IL Bituminous Explosion 119 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
10/27/1914 Royalton North No. 1 View the planets for this day Royalton, IL Bituminous Explosion 52 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
04/03/1905 Zeigler View the planets for this day Zeigler, IL Bituminous Explosion 49 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
11/03/1908 Zeigler View the planets for this day Zeigler, IL Bituminous Fire 31 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
07/24/1947 Old Ben No. 8 View the planets for this day West Frankfort, IL Bituminous Explosion 27 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
01/10/1909 Zeigler View the planets for this day Zeigler, IL Bituminous Explosion/Fire 26 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
01/09/1928 Peabody No. 18 View the planets for this day West Frankfort, IL Bituminous Explosion 21
09/28/1918 Royalton North No. 1 View the planets for this day Royalton, IL Bituminous Explosion/Fire 21 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
11/29/1917 Old Ben No. 11 View the planets for this day Christopher, IL Bituminous Explosion 17 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
07/27/1915 United Coal No. 1 View the planets for this day Christopher, IL Bituminous Explosion 9
12/01/1929 Old Ben No. 8 View the planets for this day West Frankfort, IL Bituminous Explosion 7
09/17/1917 Orient View the planets for this day Orient, IL Bituminous Hoisting 5 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
01/29/1926 New Orient No. 2 View the planets for this day West Frankfort, IL Bituminous Explosion 5
08/15/1968 Orient No. 5 View the planets for this day Benton, IL Bituminous Explosion 4 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/10/1909 Zeigler View the planets for this day Zeigler, IL Bituminous Explosion 3 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
03/15/1916 Sesser View the planets for this day Sesser, IL Bituminous Fire 0
 
 
 

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