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Date Mine Name Location Industry Disaster Cause Killed Report
08/14/1923 Frontier No. 1 View the planets for this day Kemmerer, WY Coal Explosion 99  
08/04/1917 West Kentucky No. 7 View the planets for this day Clay, KY Coal Explosion 62   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
08/27/1922 Argonaut View the planets for this day Jackson, CA MNM Fire 47  
08/26/1926 Clymer No. 1 View the planets for this day Clymer, PA Coal Explosion 44  
08/24/1894 Franklin View the planets for this day Franklin, WA Coal Fire 37  
08/26/1908 Hailey-Okla No. 1 View the planets for this day Haileyville, OK Coal Fire 29   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
08/28/1943 Sayreton No. 2 View the planets for this day Sayreton, AL Coal Explosion 28   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
08/02/1913 East Brookside View the planets for this day Tower City, PA Coal Explosion 20   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
08/31/1915 Orenda View the planets for this day Boswell, PA Coal Explosion 19   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
08/27/1963 Cane Creek View the planets for this day Moab, UT MNM Explosion 18   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
08/13/1912 Abernant View the planets for this day Abernant, AL Coal Explosion 18   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
08/18/1919 Oakdale View the planets for this day La Veta, CO Coal Explosion 18   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
08/06/1934 Derby No. 3 View the planets for this day Big Stone Gap, VA Coal Explosion 17   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
08/14/1871 Eagle Shaft View the planets for this day Pittston, PA Coal Explosion 17  
08/03/1927 West Kentucky No. 7 View the planets for this day Clay, KY Coal Explosion 15   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
08/29/1895 Sleepy Hollow View the planets for this day Sleepy Hollow, CO MNM Inundation 14  
08/07/1902 Bowen View the planets for this day Bowen, CO Coal Explosives 13  
08/15/1928 Irvona No. 3 View the planets for this day Coalport, PA Coal Explosion 13  
08/28/1918 Burnett View the planets for this day Burnett, WA Coal Explosion 12  
08/31/1921 Harco View the planets for this day Harrisburg, IL Coal Explosion 11  
08/11/1885 West End View the planets for this day Mocanaqua, PA Coal Asphyxiation 10   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
08/03/1925 Dorrance View the planets for this day Wilkes-Barre, PA Coal Explosion 10  
08/21/1920 No. 19 View the planets for this day Degnan, OK Coal Explosion 10  
08/27/1940 Bates No. 1 View the planets for this day Bates, AR Coal Explosion 10  
08/10/1870 Pottsville Colliery View the planets for this day Middleport, PA Coal Hoisting 9  
08/01/1936 Kathleen View the planets for this day Dowell, IL Coal Fire 9  
08/07/1968 River Queen No. 1 View the planets for this day Greenville, KY Coal Explosion 9  
08/13/1913 Coronado View the planets for this day Clifton, AZ MNM Pwd Haulage 9  
08/13/1920 Pounding Mill Quarry View the planets for this day Pounding Mill, VA MNM Explosives 9  
08/08/1930 Gilberton View the planets for this day Gilberton, PA Coal Roof Fall 8  
08/07/1918 Harmar View the planets for this day Harmarville, PA Coal Explosion 8  
08/21/1884 Greenback/Buckridge View the planets for this day Shamokin, PA Coal Fire 8  
08/23/1911 Giroux View the planets for this day Ely, NV MNM Fire 7  
08/29/1870 Preston No. 3 View the planets for this day Girardville, PA Coal Hoisting 7  
08/06/1919 Weirwood View the planets for this day Weirwood, WV Coal Explosion 7  
08/30/1886 Fair Lawn View the planets for this day Scranton, PA Coal Explosion 6  
08/06/2007 Crandall Canyon View the planets for this day Huntington, UT Coal Bump 6   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
08/01/1911 Standard-Pocahontas View the planets for this day Welch, WV Coal Asphyxiation 6   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
08/28/1908 Warrior Run View the planets for this day Wilkes-Barre, PA Coal Mine Cars 6   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
08/13/1936 Mountain City Copper View the planets for this day Mountain City, NV MNM Asphyxiation 6  
08/06/1906 Susquehanna No. 7 View the planets for this day Nanticoke, PA Coal Explosion 6  
08/08/1916 Woodward No. 3 View the planets for this day Edwardsville, PA Coal Explosion 6  
08/06/1948 Berwind No. 11 View the planets for this day Capels, WV Coal Roof Fall 6   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
08/17/1907 Sonman View the planets for this day Sonman, PA Coal Hoisting 5  
08/21/1900 Issaquah No. 4 View the planets for this day Issaquah, WA Coal Asphyxiation 5  
08/09/1928 Hillside No. 1 View the planets for this day South Riverside, PA Coal Explosion 5  
08/04/1914 Copper Flat Steam Pit View the planets for this day McGill, NV MNM Explosives 5  
08/31/1938 Asheville Quarry View the planets for this day Asheville, NC MNM Explosives 5  
08/24/1936 Clear Spring View the planets for this day West Pittston, PA Coal Explosion 5  
08/19/1925 Lochgelly View the planets for this day Lochgelly, WV Coal Fall of Person 4  
08/15/1968 Orient No. 5 View the planets for this day Benton, IL Coal Explosion 4   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
08/10/1993 Magma View the planets for this day Superior, AZ MNM Falling Object 4   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
08/24/1979 Starpoint No. 1 View the planets for this day Wattis, UT Coal Roof Fall 4   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
08/14/1968 Lundale No. 1 View the planets for this day Lundale, WV Coal Roof Fall 3  
08/11/1978 Heald Pit View the planets for this day Remsen, NY MNM Rock Slide 3  
08/30/1978 Gramercy Works View the planets for this day Gramercy, LA MNM Machinery 3   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
08/10/2007 Gibson View the planets for this day Princeton, IN Coal Hoisting 3   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
08/16/2007 Crandall Canyon View the planets for this day Huntington, UT Coal Bump 3   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
08/15/1985 R and R No. 3 View the planets for this day Woodbine, KY Coal Asphyxiation 3   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
08/05/1961 Stearns No. 4 View the planets for this day Worley, KY Coal Asphyxiation 3  
08/24/1877 Belcher View the planets for this day Virginia City, NV MNM Explosives 3  
08/24/1982 Va. Pocohontas No. 1 View the planets for this day Oakwood, VA Coal Bin Collapse 3   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
08/12/2010 Meikle View the planets for this day Elko, NV MNM Falling Object 2   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
08/03/1908 Knickerbocker View the planets for this day Shenandoah, PA Coal Explosion 2  
08/18/1936 Esry View the planets for this day Moberly, MO Coal Fire 2  
08/25/1894 Gilberton View the planets for this day Ashland, PA Coal Explosion 2  
08/03/2005 Stillhouse No. 1 View the planets for this day Cumberland, KY Coal Roof Fall 2   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
08/13/1860 Hoch Colliery View the planets for this day Forestville, PA Coal Explosion 2  
08/19/2005 Bell County Prep Pl. View the planets for this day Middlesboro, KY Coal Pwd Haulage 2   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
08/13/1963 Sheppton View the planets for this day Sheppton, PA Coal Cave-in 1  
08/08/1997 Overland Services View the planets for this day Women Icon Bound Brook, NJ MNM Electrical 1   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
08/30/1917 Lincoln View the planets for this day Virginia, MN MNM Fire 0  
 
 
 

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