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Date Mine Name Location Mineral Disaster Cause Killed
03/15/1943 Atkinson Quarry View the planets for this day Excursion Inlet, AK Rock Explosives 5  
03/26/1942 Sandts Eddy Quarry View the planets for this day Allentown, PA Limestone Explosives 31  
02/20/1945 St. Anthony View the planets for this day Tiger, AZ Lead Fire 5  
02/10/1943 Mulcahy View the planets for this day Shullsburg, WI Lead/Zinc Cave-in 8  
01/05/1943 Boyd View the planets for this day Ducktown, TN Copper Asphyxiation 9  
01/09/1942 Pride of the West View the planets for this day Silverton, CO Copper/Gold Asphyxiation 8  
12/16/1948 Christmas View the planets for this day St. Meinrad, IN Bituminous Roof Fall 4  
11/04/1948 Milt No. 1 View the planets for this day Kitzmiller, MD Bituminous Asphyxiation 5  
10/27/1948 Powellton No. 3 View the planets for this day Elkridge, WV Bituminous Roof Fall 4  
08/06/1948 Berwind No. 11 View the planets for this day Capels, WV Bituminous Roof Fall 6  
07/30/1948 Edgewater View the planets for this day Birmingham, AL Bituminous Explosion 11  
07/27/1948 King Station View the planets for this day Princeton, IN Bituminous Explosion 13  
05/20/1948 Clinchfield No. 2 View the planets for this day Dante, VA Bituminous Roof Fall 6  
02/08/1948 Sun Excelsior View the planets for this day Excelsior, AR Bituminous Explosion 8  
09/05/1947 Anita View the planets for this day Jefferon County, PA Bituminous Explosion 4  
07/24/1947 Old Ben No. 8 View the planets for this day West Frankfort, IL Bituminous Explosion 27  
04/30/1947 Kerns View the planets for this day Terre Haute, IN Bituminous Explosives 8  
03/25/1947 Centralia No. 5 View the planets for this day Centralia, IL Bituminous Explosion 111  
04/18/1946 Great Valley View the planets for this day McCoy, VA Bituminous Explosion 12  
01/15/1946 Havaco No. 9 View the planets for this day Welch, WV Bituminous Explosion 15  
12/26/1945 Belva No. 1 View the planets for this day Fourmile, KY Bituminous Explosion 24  
06/19/1945 No. 5 View the planets for this day Omar, WV Bituminous Roof Fall 4  
05/09/1945 Sunnyside No. 1 View the planets for this day Sunnyside, UT Bituminous Explosion 23  
03/14/1945 Kenilworth View the planets for this day Kenilworth, UT Bituminous Explosion 7  
03/12/1945 Crucible View the planets for this day Greene, PA Bituminous Roof Fall 5  
01/17/1945 Bond Valley View the planets for this day Haileyville, OK Bituminous Explosion 9  
07/28/1944 Brilliant No. 2 View the planets for this day Brilliant, NM Bituminous Explosion 6  
07/05/1944 Powhatan View the planets for this day Powhatan Point, OH Bituminous Fire 66  
06/07/1944 Emerald View the planets for this day Clarksville, PA Bituminous Fire 6  
03/24/1944 Katherine No. 4 View the planets for this day Shinnston, WV Bituminous Explosion 16  
12/02/1943 Federal No. 1 View the planets for this day Grant Town, WV Bituminous Roof Fall 4  
11/06/1943 Nellis No. 3 View the planets for this day Madison, WV Bituminous Explosion 11  
09/16/1943 Three Point View the planets for this day Three Point, KY Bituminous Explosion 12  
08/28/1943 Sayreton No. 2 View the planets for this day Sayreton, AL Bituminous Explosion 28  
05/11/1943 Praco No. 10 View the planets for this day Praco, AL Bituminous Explosion 12  
05/05/1943 NuRex View the planets for this day LaFollette, TN Bituminous Explosion 10  
02/27/1943 Smith No. 3 View the planets for this day Bearcreek, MT Bituminous Explosion 74  
01/08/1943 Pursglove No. 15 View the planets for this day Pursglove, WV Bituminous Fire 13  
12/15/1942 Laing No. 1 View the planets for this day Laing, WV Bituminous Pwd Haulage 5  
12/15/1942 Peacock View the planets for this day Rock Springs, WY Bituminous Pwd Haulage 3  
11/30/1942 West Kentucky No. 10 View the planets for this day Providence, KY Bituminous Explosion 6  
10/03/1942 Dixie Star View the planets for this day Alva, KY Bituminous Explosion 4  
07/09/1942 Pursglove No. 2 View the planets for this day Pursglove, WV Bituminous Explosion 20  
06/07/1942 Poteau View the planets for this day Poteau, OK Bituminous Explosion 4  
05/18/1942 Hitchman View the planets for this day Benwood, WV Bituminous Explosion 5  
05/12/1942 Christopher No. 3 View the planets for this day Osage, WV Bituminous Explosion 56  
05/11/1942 Peerless View the planets for this day Greenwood, AR Bituminous Explosion 6  
01/27/1942 Wadge View the planets for this day Mount Harris, CO Bituminous Explosion 34  
12/28/1941 No. 47 View the planets for this day Harco, IL Bituminous Explosion 8  
12/11/1941 Powhatan No. 1 View the planets for this day Powhatan, OH Bituminous Fire 2  
10/27/1941 Daniel Boone View the planets for this day Daniel Boone, KY Bituminous Explosion 15  
07/10/1941 Acmar No. 6 View the planets for this day Acmar, AL Bituminous Explosion 11  
06/30/1941 Kent No. 2 View the planets for this day McIntyre, PA Bituminous Explosion 7  
06/04/1941 Docena View the planets for this day Adamsville, AL Bituminous Explosion 5  
05/22/1941 Panhandle No. 2 View the planets for this day Bicknell, IN Bituminous Explosion 14  
03/13/1941 Revloc No. 1 View the planets for this day Revloc, PA Bituminous Explosion 4  
02/14/1941 Fidelity View the planets for this day Du Quoin, IL Bituminous Explosives 7  
01/22/1941 Carswell View the planets for this day Kimball, WV Bituminous Explosion 6  
12/17/1940 Raleigh No. 4 View the planets for this day Beckley, WV Bituminous Explosion 9  
11/29/1940 Nelms View the planets for this day Nelms, OH Bituminous Explosion 31  
08/27/1940 Bates No. 1 View the planets for this day Bates, AR Bituminous Explosion 10  
07/15/1940 Sonman View the planets for this day Portage, PA Bituminous Explosion 63  
03/16/1940 Willow Grove No. 10 View the planets for this day St. Clairesville, OH Bituminous Explosion 72  
01/10/1940 Bartley No. 1 View the planets for this day Bartley, WV Bituminous Explosion 91  
05/04/1949 Packer No. 5 View the planets for this day Girardville, PA Anthracite Fire 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  
09/24/1943 Primrose View the planets for this day Minersville, PA Anthracite Explosion 14  
 
 
 

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