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Date Mine Name Location Mineral Disaster Cause Killed Report
12/06/1907 Monongah Nos. 6 and 8 View the planets for this day Monongah, WV Bituminous Explosion 362   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
04/28/1914 Eccles No. 5 and 6 View the planets for this day Eccles, WV Bituminous Explosion 183   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/26/1972 Buffalo Creek View the planets for this day Saunders, WV Bituminous Dam Failure 125   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
04/28/1924 Benwood View the planets for this day Benwood, WV Bituminous Explosion 119   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
03/02/1915 Layland No. 3 View the planets for this day Layland, WV Bituminous Explosion 115   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
04/30/1927 Federal No. 3 View the planets for this day Everettville, WV Bituminous Explosion 97   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
01/10/1940 Bartley No. 1 View the planets for this day Bartley, WV Bituminous Explosion 91   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
01/29/1907 Stuart View the planets for this day Stuart, WV Bituminous Explosion 84   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
03/26/1912 Jed View the planets for this day Jed, WV Bituminous Explosion 81   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
11/20/1968 Consol No. 9 View the planets for this day Farmington, WV Bituminous Explosion 78   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
01/12/1909 Lick Branch View the planets for this day Switchback, WV Bituminous Explosion 67   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
05/12/1942 Christopher No. 3 View the planets for this day Osage, WV Bituminous Explosion 56  
12/29/1908 Lick Branch View the planets for this day Switchback, WV Bituminous Explosion 50   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
03/06/1900 Red Ash View the planets for this day Red Ash, WV Bituminous Explosion 46   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
01/21/1886 Orrel View the planets for this day Newburg, WV Bituminous Explosion 39  
03/17/1925 Barrackville No. 41 View the planets for this day Barrackville, WV Bituminous Explosion 33  
11/02/1900 Berryburg View the planets for this day Berryburg, WV Bituminous Explosives 32   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
04/05/2010 Upper Big Branch View the planets for this day Montcoal, WV Bituminous Explosion 29   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
11/06/1923 Glen Rogers View the planets for this day Glen Rogers, WV Bituminous Explosion 27  
02/04/1907 Thomas No. 25 View the planets for this day Thomas, WV Bituminous Explosion 25   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
03/18/1905 Rush Run-Red Ash View the planets for this day Red Ash, WV Bituminous Explosion 24  
03/28/1924 Yukon No. 2 View the planets for this day Yukon, WV Bituminous Explosion 24  
04/24/1911 Ott No. 20 View the planets for this day Elk Garden, WV Bituminous Explosion 23   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
03/22/1906 Century No. 1 View the planets for this day Century, WV Bituminous Explosion 23  
11/30/1915 Boomer No. 2 View the planets for this day Boomer, WV Bituminous Explosion 23   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/08/1906 Parral View the planets for this day Parral, WV Bituminous Explosion 23   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
04/25/1963 Compass No. 2 View the planets for this day Dola, WV Bituminous Explosion 22   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
10/27/1958 Bishop No. 34 View the planets for this day Wise, VA Bituminous Explosion 22   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
01/04/1906 Coaldale View the planets for this day Coaldale, WV Bituminous Explosion 22  
02/06/1915 Carlisle View the planets for this day Carlisle, WV Bituminous Explosion 21  
07/09/1942 Pursglove No. 2 View the planets for this day Pursglove, WV Bituminous Explosion 20   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
01/14/1926 Jamison No. 8 View the planets for this day Farmington, WV Bituminous Explosion 19  
03/08/1926 Crab Orchard 5 View the planets for this day Eccles, WV Bituminous Explosion 19   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
11/18/1911 Bottom Creek View the planets for this day Vivian, WV Bituminous Explosion 18   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
12/15/1917 Yukon No. 1 View the planets for this day Bluefield, WV Bituminous Explosion 18   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
01/18/1906 Detroit View the planets for this day Ash Camp, WV Bituminous Explosion 18  
03/08/1960 No. 22 View the planets for this day Holden, WV Bituminous Fire 18   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
09/15/1902 Big Four View the planets for this day Algoma, WV Bituminous Explosion 17  
05/22/1928 Yukon-Pocahontas No. 1 View the planets for this day Yukon, WV Bituminous Explosion 17   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
11/13/1954 Jamison No. 9 View the planets for this day Farmington, WV Bituminous Explosion 16   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
03/25/1944 Katherine No. 4 View the planets for this day Shinnston, WV Bituminous Explosion 16  
05/01/1907 Whipple View the planets for this day Scarbro, WV Bituminous Explosion 16  
01/15/1946 Havaco No. 9 View the planets for this day Welch, WV Bituminous Explosion 15   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
01/26/1929 Kingston No. 5 View the planets for this day Kingston, WV Bituminous Explosion 14   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
10/28/1958 Burton View the planets for this day Nicholas County, WV Bituminous Explosion 14  
01/08/1943 Pursglove No. 15 View the planets for this day Pursglove, WV Bituminous Fire 13  
05/20/1918 Villa View the planets for this day Villa, WV Bituminous Fire 13   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
03/26/1930 Yukon View the planets for this day Arnettsville, WV Bituminous Explosion 12  
10/31/1951 United Gas No. 1 View the planets for this day United, WV Bituminous Explosion 12  
01/02/2006 Sago View the planets for this day Tallmansville, WV Bituminous Explosion 12   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
01/26/1907 Penco View the planets for this day Lorentz, WV Bituminous Explosion 12  
12/27/1957 Pocahontas No. 31 View the planets for this day McDowell County, WV Bituminous Explosion 11   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
10/19/1916 Jamison No. 7 View the planets for this day Barrackville, WV Bituminous Explosion/Fire 11  
01/18/1951 Burning Springs View the planets for this day Kermit, WV Bituminous Explosion 11  
11/06/1943 Nellis No. 3 View the planets for this day Madison, WV Bituminous Explosion 11   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
03/11/1937 Macbeth View the planets for this day Logan, WV Bituminous Explosion 10   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
09/02/1936 Macbeth View the planets for this day Logan, WV Bituminous Explosion 10   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
03/28/1916 King No. 98 View the planets for this day Kimball, WV Bituminous Explosion 10   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
12/31/1910 Lick Fork View the planets for this day Thacker, WV Bituminous Mine Cars 10  
05/15/1901 Chatham View the planets for this day Farmington, WV Bituminous Explosion 10  
03/02/1923 Arista View the planets for this day Arista, WV Bituminous Explosion 10  
10/15/1951 Bunker View the planets for this day Cassville, WV Bituminous Explosion 10   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
01/30/1908 Valley View the planets for this day Hawks Nest, WV Bituminous Explosion 9   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
07/22/1972 Blacksville No. 1 View the planets for this day Blacksville, WV Bituminous Fire 9   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
12/17/1940 Raleigh No. 4 View the planets for this day Beckley, WV Bituminous Explosion 9  
05/13/1927 Shannon Branch No. 3 View the planets for this day Capels, WV Bituminous Explosion 8  
07/11/1912 Panama View the planets for this day Moundsville, WV Bituminous Explosion 8   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
11/20/1894 Blanche View the planets for this day Standard, WV Bituminous Explosion 8  
01/19/1930 Lillybrook No. 1 View the planets for this day Lillybrook, WV Bituminous Explosion 8  
01/06/1931 Glen Rogers No. 2 View the planets for this day Glen Rogers, WV Bituminous Explosion 8  
04/02/1928 Keystone No. 2 View the planets for this day Keystone, WV Bituminous Explosion 8   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
07/23/1966 Siltex View the planets for this day Mt. Hope, WV Bituminous Explosion 7   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/26/1905 Grapevine View the planets for this day Wilcoe, WV Bituminous Explosion 7  
08/06/1919 Weirwood View the planets for this day Weirwood, WV Bituminous Explosion 7  
11/04/1905 Tidewater No. 3 View the planets for this day Vivian, WV Bituminous Explosion 7  
06/20/1928 National No. 1 View the planets for this day National, WV Bituminous Explosion 7  
12/04/1905 Horton View the planets for this day Horton, WV Bituminous Fire 7  
10/16/1965 Mars No. 2 View the planets for this day Wilsonburg, WV Bituminous Fire 7   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
01/22/1941 Carswell View the planets for this day Kimball, WV Bituminous Explosion 6   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
04/20/1905 Cabin Creek View the planets for this day Kayford, WV Bituminous Explosion 6  
09/22/1902 Stafford View the planets for this day Stafford, WV Bituminous Explosion 6  
05/11/1935 Barrackville No. 41 View the planets for this day Barrackville, WV Bituminous Fire 6  
08/06/1948 Berwind No. 11 View the planets for this day Capels, WV Bituminous Roof Fall 6   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
10/22/1928 McAlpin View the planets for this day McAlpin, WV Bituminous Explosion 6  
11/30/1928 Princess Poca View the planets for this day Roderfield, WV Bituminous Explosion 6   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
03/31/1909 Echo View the planets for this day Buery, WV Bituminous Explosion 6  
02/12/1958 Lundale View the planets for this day Lundale, WV Bituminous Roof Fall 6   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
12/14/1906 Pulaski View the planets for this day Eckman, WV Bituminous Explosives 6  
05/17/1930 Terry-Butterskill Quarry View the planets for this day Union, WV Rock Explosives 6  
08/01/1911 Standard-Pocahontas View the planets for this day Welch, WV Bituminous Asphyxiation 6   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
07/18/1919 Carswell View the planets for this day Kimball, WV Bituminous Explosion 6  
07/05/1905 Tidewater View the planets for this day Vivian, WV Bituminous Explosion 5  
04/18/1917 Linden View the planets for this day Mason, WV Bituminous Explosives 5  
12/15/1942 Laing No. 1 View the planets for this day Laing, WV Bituminous Pwd Haulage 5  
06/30/1914 Sycamore No. 1 View the planets for this day Cinderella, WV Bituminous Asphyxiation 5   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/06/1986 Loveridge No. 22 View the planets for this day Fairview, WV Bituminous Stockpile 5   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
05/22/1920 Mallory No. 3 View the planets for this day Mallory, WV Bituminous Roof Fall 5  
09/23/1922 Raleigh-Wyoming No. 2 View the planets for this day Glen Rogers, WV Bituminous Hoisting 5  
11/07/1980 Ferrell No. 17 View the planets for this day Uneeda, WV Bituminous Explosion 5   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
12/16/1972 Itmann No. 3 View the planets for this day Itmann, WV Bituminous Explosion 5   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
05/18/1942 Hitchman View the planets for this day Benwood, WV Bituminous Explosion 5   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
11/03/1931 Whitman No. 20 View the planets for this day Holden, WV Bituminous Explosion 5  
12/09/1957 Glen Rogers No. 2 View the planets for this day Glen Rogers, WV Bituminous Bump 5   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
11/15/1926 Mound View the planets for this day Moundsville, WV Bituminous Explosion 5  
12/22/1918 Havaco View the planets for this day Havaco, WV Bituminous Explosion 4  
07/02/1906 Keystone View the planets for this day Keystone, WV Bituminous Explosion 4  
07/19/1906 Dixon-Pocahontas View the planets for this day Welch, WV Bituminous Explosion 4  
02/19/1918 Caswell Creek View the planets for this day Freeman, WV Bituminous Roof Fall 4  
10/25/1920 Rum Creek No. 1 View the planets for this day Dehue, WV Bituminous Roof Fall 4  
08/19/1925 Lochgelly View the planets for this day Lochgelly, WV Bituminous Machinery 4  
12/02/1943 Federal No. 1 View the planets for this day Grant Town, WV Bituminous Roof Fall 4   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
11/04/1917 Prockter View the planets for this day Amherstdale, WV Bituminous Electrical 4  
03/07/1905 No. 101 View the planets for this day Shrewsbury, WV Bituminous Pwd Haulage 4  
04/30/1965 Llewellyn Shaft View the planets for this day Farmington, WV Bituminous Explosion 4   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/16/1951 No. 6 View the planets for this day McDowell County, WV Bituminous Roof Fall 4  
09/09/1966 Valley Camp No. 3 View the planets for this day Triadelphia, WV Bituminous Mine Cars 4   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
05/06/1968 Saxsewell No. 8 View the planets for this day Hominy Falls, WV Bituminous Inundation 4  
05/28/1958 Wharton No. 2 View the planets for this day Barrett, WV Bituminous Roof Fall 4   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
04/18/1957 No. 1 View the planets for this day Panther, WV Bituminous Roof Fall 4  
03/19/1992 Blacksville No. 1 View the planets for this day Blacksville, WV Bituminous Explosion 4  
06/26/1952 Olga No. 2 View the planets for this day Careta, WV Bituminous Explosives 4  
06/19/1945 No. 5 View the planets for this day Omar, WV Bituminous Roof Fall 4   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
10/27/1948 Powellton No. 3 View the planets for this day Elkridge, WV Bituminous Roof Fall 4  
01/22/2003 McElroy View the planets for this day Cameron, WV Bituminous Explosion 3   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
11/26/1975 Bethlehem No. 105 View the planets for this day Century, WV Bituminous Roof Fall 3  
06/05/1975 Harris No. 2 View the planets for this day Bald Knob, WV Bituminous Fall of Rib 3  
10/02/1974 Maple Meadow View the planets for this day Fairdale, WV Bituminous Hoisting 3  
01/07/1974 Beckley No. 1 View the planets for this day Bolt, WV Bituminous Hoisting 3   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
06/11/1971 Federal No. 2 View the planets for this day Miracle Run, WV Bituminous Roof Fall 3  
12/12/1968 No. 8-B View the planets for this day Saunders, WV Bituminous Fire 3  
08/14/1968 Lundale No. 1 View the planets for this day Lundale, WV Bituminous Roof Fall 3  
09/28/1964 Bradshaw No. 6 View the planets for this day Bradshaw, WV Bituminous Explosion 3   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
07/06/1906 Mill Creek View the planets for this day Coopers, WV Bituminous Roof Fall 3  
12/03/1981 Stillhouse Run No. 1 View the planets for this day Bergoo, WV Bituminous Roof Fall 3   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
01/13/2007 Cucumber View the planets for this day Cucumber, WV Bituminous Roof Fall 2   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
09/17/2003 Twilight Mountain View the planets for this day Twilight, WV Bituminous Pwd Haulage 2   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
01/19/2006 Alma No. 1 View the planets for this day Melville, WV Bituminous Fire 2   Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
 
 
 

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