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View the Mine Disaster Calendar Decade:  1920s   (Display in Date Order)   (Display by Mineral)

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Date Mine Name Location Mineral Disaster Cause Killed
05/19/1928 Mather No. 1 View the planets for this day Mather, PA Bituminous Explosion 195  
03/08/1924 Castle Gate No. 2 View the planets for this day Castle Gate, UT Bituminous Explosion 172  
02/08/1923 Stag Canon No. 1 View the planets for this day Dawson, NM Bituminous Explosion 120  
04/28/1924 Benwood View the planets for this day Benwood, WV Bituminous Explosion 119  
08/14/1923 Frontier No. 1 View the planets for this day Kemmerer, WY Bituminous Explosion 99  
04/30/1927 Federal No. 3 View the planets for this day Everettville, WV Bituminous Explosion 97  
01/13/1926 No. 21 View the planets for this day Wilburton, OK Bituminous Explosion 91  
11/22/1922 Dolomite No. 3 View the planets for this day Dolomite, AL Bituminous Explosion 90  
11/06/1922 Reilly No. 1 View the planets for this day Spangler, PA Bituminous Explosion 77  
12/17/1929 Old Town View the planets for this day McAlester, OK Bituminous Explosion 61  
12/10/1925 Overton No. 2 View the planets for this day Acmar, AL Bituminous Explosion 53  
05/27/1925 Farmville View the planets for this day Coal Glen, NC Bituminous Explosion 53  
11/03/1926 Barnes-Hecker View the planets for this day Ishpeming, MI Iron Ore Inundation 51  
02/20/1925 City View the planets for this day Sullivan, IN Bituminous Explosion 51  
08/27/1922 Argonaut View the planets for this day Jackson, CA Gold Fire 47  
03/21/1929 Kinloch View the planets for this day Parnassus, PA Bituminous Explosion 45  
08/26/1926 Clymer No. 1 View the planets for this day Clymer, PA Bituminous Explosion 44  
02/05/1924 Milford View the planets for this day Crosby, MN Iron Ore Inundation 41  
09/16/1924 Sublet No. 5 View the planets for this day Sublet, WY Bituminous Explosion 39  
12/09/1926 Francisco No. 2 View the planets for this day Francisco, IN Bituminous Explosion 37  
01/26/1924 Lancashire No. 18 View the planets for this day Shanktown, PA Bituminous Explosion 36  
03/17/1925 Barrackville No. 41 View the planets for this day Barrackville, WV Bituminous Explosion 33  
01/25/1924 McClintock View the planets for this day Johnston City, IL Bituminous Explosion 33  
01/29/1926 Mossboro No. 1 View the planets for this day Helena, AL Bituminous Explosion 27  
11/06/1923 Glen Rogers View the planets for this day Glen Rogers, WV Bituminous Explosion 27  
10/04/1926 Rockwood View the planets for this day Rockwood, TN Bituminous Explosion 27  
02/02/1922 Gates No. 2 View the planets for this day Brownsville, PA Bituminous Explosion 25  
03/28/1924 Yukon No. 2 View the planets for this day Yukon, WV Bituminous Explosion 24  
01/09/1928 No. 18 View the planets for this day West Frankfort, IL Bituminous Explosion 21  
02/03/1926 Horning No. 4 View the planets for this day Horning, PA Bituminous Explosion 20  
03/08/1926 Crab Orchard 5 View the planets for this day Eccles, WV Bituminous Explosion 19  
01/14/1926 Jamison No. 8 View the planets for this day Farmington, WV Bituminous Explosion 19  
03/24/1922 Sopris View the planets for this day Sopris, CO Bituminous Explosion 17  
05/22/1928 Yukon-Pocahontas No. 1 View the planets for this day Yukon, WV Bituminous Explosion 17  
06/08/1925 West Kentucky No. 9 View the planets for this day Sturgis, KY Bituminous Explosion 17  
09/03/1926 Tahona No. 29 View the planets for this day Tahona, OK Bituminous Explosion 16  
08/03/1927 West Kentucky No. 7 View the planets for this day Clay, KY Bituminous Explosion 15  
01/26/1929 Kingston No. 5 View the planets for this day Kingston, WV Bituminous Explosion 14  
06/06/1924 Loomis View the planets for this day Wilkes-Barre, PA Anthracite Explosion 14  
02/24/1928 Mama No. 3 View the planets for this day Jenny Lind, AR Bituminous Explosion 13  
08/15/1928 Irvona No. 3 View the planets for this day Coalport, PA Bituminous Explosion 13  
02/20/1928 Kinloch View the planets for this day Parnassus, PA Bituminous Explosion 12  
11/23/1920 Parrish View the planets for this day Parrish, AL Bituminous Explosion 12  
05/25/1922 Acmar No. 3 View the planets for this day Acmar, AL Bituminous Explosion 11  
08/31/1921 Harco View the planets for this day Harrisburg, IL Bituminous Explosion 11  
08/03/1925 Dorrance View the planets for this day Wilkes-Barre, PA Anthracite Explosion 10  
07/23/1925 Rockwood View the planets for this day Rockwood, TN Bituminous Explosion 10  
05/05/1923 Southwestern View the planets for this day Aguilar, CO Bituminous Explosion 10  
03/02/1923 Arista View the planets for this day Arista, WV Bituminous Explosion 10  
08/21/1920 No. 19 View the planets for this day Degnan, OK Bituminous Explosion 10  
07/25/1924 Gates No. 1 View the planets for this day Brownsville, PA Bituminous Explosion 10  
05/27/1929 Connellsville View the planets for this day Yolande, AL Bituminous Explosion 10  
05/25/1928 Baltimore No. 5 View the planets for this day Wilkes-Barre, PA Anthracite Explosion 10  
12/07/1923 Black Hawk View the planets for this day Happy, KY Bituminous Explosion 9  
07/21/1926 Dixie View the planets for this day Moffat, AL Bituminous Explosion 9  
06/27/1922 Holston Quarry View the planets for this day Strawplains, TN Marble Explosives 9  
02/07/1922 Marietta View the planets for this day Pinson Fork, KY Bituminous Explosion 9  
02/02/1922 Belle Ellen No. 2 View the planets for this day Belle Ellen, AL Bituminous Explosion 9  
07/19/1920 Renton No. 3 View the planets for this day Renton, PA Bituminous Explosion 9  
10/30/1926 Colliery No. 7 View the planets for this day Nanticoke, PA Anthracite Explosion 9  
12/23/1925 Webb View the planets for this day Bellaire, OH Bituminous Fire 9  
08/13/1920 Pounding Mill Quarry View the planets for this day Pounding Mill, VA Rock Explosives 9  
04/02/1928 Keystone No. 2 View the planets for this day Keystone, WV Bituminous Explosion 8  
09/27/1929 Covington No. 7 View the planets for this day Tahona, OK Bituminous Explosion 8  
10/20/1922 Progressive No. 11 View the planets for this day McCurtain, OK Bituminous Explosion 8  
05/22/1928 Black Mountain No. 30 View the planets for this day Kenvir, KY Bituminous Explosives 8  
05/13/1927 Shannon Branch No. 3 View the planets for this day Capels, WV Bituminous Explosion 8  
03/30/1927 Saline No. 2 View the planets for this day Ledford, IL Bituminous Explosion 8  
02/16/1926 Nelson View the planets for this day Nelson Creek, KY Bituminous Explosion 8  
07/26/1920 Sublet No. 6 View the planets for this day Sublet, WY Bituminous Explosives 8  
11/25/1922 Anthracite No. 4 View the planets for this day Cerrillos, NM Bituminous Explosion 7  
07/03/1926 Pettebone No. 6 View the planets for this day Kingston, PA Anthracite Roof Fall 7  
02/28/1929 Stone Mt. Quarry View the planets for this day Decatur, GA Copper Expl. Vessel 7  
04/08/1927 Carbonado View the planets for this day Carbonado, WA Bituminous Inundation 7  
02/23/1921 Kathleen View the planets for this day Dowell, IL Bituminous Fire 7  
12/17/1924 Burnett View the planets for this day Burnett, WA Bituminous Explosion 7  
12/01/1929 Old Ben No. 8 View the planets for this day West Frankfort, IL Bituminous Explosion 7  
11/24/1927 Magma View the planets for this day Superior, AZ Copper Fire 7  
12/20/1927 Franco No. 1 View the planets for this day Johnston City, IL Bituminous Explosion 7  
06/20/1928 National No. 1 View the planets for this day National, WV Bituminous Explosion 7  
10/29/1927 Quincy Shaft No. 2 View the planets for this day Hancock, MI Copper Rock Fall 7  
05/27/1927 Delagua No. 3 View the planets for this day Delagua, CO Bituminous Explosion 7  
05/26/1925 Woodward View the planets for this day Edwardsville, PA Anthracite Explosion 7  
05/26/1927 Woodward No. 3 View the planets for this day Edwardsville, PA Anthracite Explosion 7  
12/13/1921 Satanic View the planets for this day Morrison, CO Bituminous Fire 6  
10/16/1923 Utah-Apex View the planets for this day Bingham, UT Silver/Lead Cave-in 6  
11/03/1922 Eddy Creek View the planets for this day Olyphant, PA Anthracite Explosives 6  
11/16/1920 Arnold View the planets for this day Earlington, KY Bituminous Fire 6  
04/19/1920 Lehigh Quarry View the planets for this day Ormrod, PA Limestone Explosives 6  
01/30/1922 Layman Galloway View the planets for this day Pineville, KY Bituminous Explosion 6  
04/15/1920 Jefferson Island View the planets for this day Delcambre, LA Salt Explosion 6  
06/02/1920 Ontario View the planets for this day Cokeburg, PA Bituminous Explosion 6  
05/31/1925 Piper No. 2 View the planets for this day Piper, AL Bituminous Asphyxiation 6  
04/02/1927 Cokeburg No. 53 View the planets for this day Cokeburg, PA Bituminous Explosion 6  
11/30/1928 Princess Poca View the planets for this day Roderfield, WV Bituminous Explosion 6  
01/15/1925 Diamond No. 1 View the planets for this day Providence, KY Bituminous Explosion 6  
12/18/1928 Black Diamond No. 2 View the planets for this day Drakesboro, KY Bituminous Explosion 6  
10/22/1928 McAlpin View the planets for this day McAlpin, WV Bituminous Explosion 6  
10/07/1923 Midwest View the planets for this day Palisades, CO Bituminous Explosion 6  
08/09/1928 Hillside No. 1 View the planets for this day South Riverside, PA Anthracite Explosion 5  
01/31/1927 Nortonville View the planets for this day Nortonville, KY Bituminous Explosion 5  
04/26/1925 Hutchison View the planets for this day Millgrove, PA Bituminous Explosion 5  
03/09/1921 Rahn No. 11 View the planets for this day Seek, PA Anthracite Explosion 5  
04/14/1920 Dawson No. 6 View the planets for this day Dawson, NM Bituminous Explosion 5  
12/14/1925 Wilkeson View the planets for this day Tacoma, WA Bituminous Explosion 5  
01/29/1926 New Orient No. 2 View the planets for this day West Frankfort, IL Bituminous Explosion 5  
05/06/1926 Randolph Colliery View the planets for this day Port Carbon, PA Anthracite Explosion 5  
05/22/1920 Mallory No. 3 View the planets for this day Mallory, WV Bituminous Roof Fall 5  
05/03/1920 Submarine View the planets for this day Clinton, IN Bituminous Explosion 5  
11/15/1926 Mound View the planets for this day Moundsville, WV Bituminous Explosion 5  
02/12/1921 Oak Hills No. 2 View the planets for this day Oak Creek, CO Bituminous Explosion 5  
06/05/1929 Halcon View the planets for this day Bear Creek, VA Bituminous Roof Fall 5  
04/26/1925 New Slope Construction View the planets for this day Sewickley, PA Bituminous Explosion 5  
01/10/1923 Dolomite No. 1 View the planets for this day Dolomite, AL Bituminous Explosion 5  
12/08/1923 Mt. Jessup No. 1 View the planets for this day Jessup, PA Anthracite Roof Fall 5  
09/21/1924 Rains View the planets for this day Rains, UT Bituminous Explosion 5  
07/12/1923 Sloss No. 1 View the planets for this day Bessemer, AL Iron Ore Pwd Haulage 5  
02/21/1923 Williams View the planets for this day Kaska-William, PA Anthracite Explosion 5  
03/20/1922 Dilltown No 1 View the planets for this day Dilltown, PA Bituminous Explosion 5  
09/04/1929 Calaveras View the planets for this day Copperopolis, CA Copper Cave-in 5  
09/29/1922 Lake Creek View the planets for this day Johnston City, IL Bituminous Explosion 5  
09/23/1922 Raleigh-Wyoming No. 2 View the planets for this day Glen Rogers, WV Bituminous Hoisting 5  
11/18/1925 Finley View the planets for this day Madisonville, KY Bituminous Explosion 5  
08/19/1925 Lochgelly View the planets for this day Lochgelly, WV Bituminous Fall of Person 4  
12/31/1921 Docena View the planets for this day Adamsville, AL Bituminous Explosion 4  
03/30/1927 Ehrenfeld No. 3 View the planets for this day Ehrenfeld, PA Bituminous Explosion 4  
10/25/1920 Rum Creek No. 1 View the planets for this day Dehue, WV Bituminous Roof Fall 4  
12/22/1920 Black Diamond View the planets for this day Black Diamond, WA Bituminous Cave-in 4  
12/27/1928 Carolina View the planets for this day Sanford, NC Bituminous Hoisting 4  
03/01/1928 Badger-State View the planets for this day Butte, MT Copper Asphyxiation 3  
02/14/1921 Sahara No. 8 View the planets for this day Eldorado, IL Bituminous Asphyxiation 3  
12/27/1929 East No. 5 View the planets for this day Stotesbury, WV Bituminous Explosion 2  
12/04/1925 Cardinal View the planets for this day Nederland, CO Gold/Silver Fire 1  
07/02/1928 Locust Springs View the planets for this day Locust Gap, PA Anthracite Inundation 0  
 
 
 

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