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Date Mine Name Location Mineral Disaster Cause Killed Report
02/26/1972 Buffalo Creek View the planets for this day Saunders, WV Bituminous Dam Failure 125 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/08/1923 Stag Canon No. 1 View the planets for this day Dawson, NM Bituminous Explosion 120 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/20/1905 Virginia City View the planets for this day Virginia City, AL Bituminous Explosion 112
02/27/1943 Smith No. 3 View the planets for this day Bearcreek, MT Bituminous Explosion 74 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/16/1883 Diamond View the planets for this day Braidwood, IL Bituminous Inundation 69 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/20/1925 City View the planets for this day Sullivan, IN Bituminous Explosion 51 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/18/1896 Vulcan View the planets for this day New Castle, CO Bituminous Explosion 49 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/27/1932 Boisevain View the planets for this day Boisevain, VA Bituminous Explosion 38 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/04/1957 Bishop No. 34 View the planets for this day Wise, VA Bituminous Explosion 37 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/01/1910 Browder View the planets for this day Browder, KY Bituminous Explosion 34 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/03/1882 Midlothian View the planets for this day Coalfield, VA Bituminous Explosion 32
02/11/1916 Ernest No. 2 View the planets for this day Ernest, PA Bituminous Explosion 27 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/25/1901 Diamondville No. 1 View the planets for this day Diamondville, WY Bituminous Fire 26
02/02/1922 Gates No. 2 View the planets for this day Brownsville, PA Bituminous Explosion 25
02/04/1907 Thomas No. 25 View the planets for this day Thomas, WV Bituminous Explosion 25 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/27/1895 White Ash View the planets for this day Madrid, NM Bituminous Explosion 24 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/06/1930 Standard View the planets for this day Standardville, UT 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
02/06/1915 Carlisle View the planets for this day Carlisle, WV Bituminous Explosion 21 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/03/1926 Horning No. 4 View the planets for this day Horning, PA Bituminous Explosion 20 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/20/1884 West Leisenring View the planets for this day West Leisenring, PA Bituminous Explosion 19
02/02/1909 Short Creek View the planets for this day Short Creek, AL Bituminous Explosion 18
02/09/1911 Cokedale View the planets for this day Trinidad, CO Bituminous Explosion 17 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/29/1916 Davis No. 42 View the planets for this day Kempton, MD Bituminous Explosion 16 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/19/1906 Maitland View the planets for this day Walsenburg, CO Bituminous Explosion 14 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/04/1891 Spring Mountain No. 1 View the planets for this day Jeansville, PA Anthracite Inundation 13 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/13/1894 Gaylord View the planets for this day Plymouth, PA Anthracite Roof Fall 13 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/17/1915 Prospect View the planets for this day Wilkes-Barre, PA Anthracite Explosion 13 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/24/1928 Mama No. 3 View the planets for this day Jenny Lind, AR Bituminous Explosion 13 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/20/1928 Kinloch View the planets for this day Parnassus, PA Bituminous Explosion 12 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/05/1910 Ernest No. 2 View the planets for this day Ernest, PA Bituminous Explosion 12 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/27/1906 Piper No. 2 View the planets for this day Piper, AL Bituminous Explosion 12
02/22/1912 Western No. 5 View the planets for this day Lehigh, OK Bituminous Fire 9
02/02/1922 Belle Ellen No. 2 View the planets for this day Belle Ellen, AL Bituminous Explosion 9 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/07/1922 Marietta View the planets for this day Pinson Fork, KY Bituminous Explosion 9 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/10/1908 Moody View the planets for this day South Carrolton, KY Bituminous Explosion 9
02/16/1926 Nelson View the planets for this day Nelson Creek, KY Bituminous Explosion 8
02/14/1893 Chicago and Iowa View the planets for this day Albia, IA Bituminous Explosion 8
02/01/1890 Nottingham View the planets for this day Plymouth, PA Anthracite Explosion 8 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/08/1948 Sun Excelsior View the planets for this day Excelsior, AR Bituminous Explosion 8 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/26/1905 Grapevine View the planets for this day Wilcoe, WV Bituminous Explosion 7
02/14/1941 Fidelity View the planets for this day Du Quoin, IL Bituminous Explosives 7 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/08/1916 Lance No. 11 View the planets for this day Plymouth, PA Anthracite Explosion 7 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/19/1847 Spencer View the planets for this day Pottsville, PA Anthracite Explosion 7 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/23/1921 Kathleen View the planets for this day Dowell, IL Bituminous Fire 7 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/02/1952 Carpentertown No. 2 View the planets for this day Mt. Pleasant, PA Bituminous Explosion 6 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/08/1910 Barthell No. 1 View the planets for this day Stearns, KY Bituminous Explosion 6 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/10/1881 Robbins View the planets for this day Robbins, OH 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
02/21/1923 Kaska William View the planets for this day Kaska-William, PA Anthracite Explosion 5
02/11/1938 Vail View the planets for this day Afton, WY Bituminous Explosives 5 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/18/1905 Lytle View the planets for this day Minersville, PA Anthracite Roof Fall 5
02/06/1986 Loveridge No. 22 View the planets for this day Fairview, WV Bituminous Stockpile 5 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/18/1915 New Home No. 2 View the planets for this day Rich Hill, MO Bituminous Explosives 5 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/18/1895 West Bear Ridge View the planets for this day Mahony Plane, PA Anthracite Explosion 5 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/12/1921 Oak Hills No. 2 View the planets for this day Oak Creek, CO Bituminous Explosion 5 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/21/1899 Blocton No. 2 View the planets for this day Blocton, AL Bituminous Explosion 5
02/21/1934 Glen Rogers No. 2 View the planets for this day Glen Rogers, WV Bituminous Explosion 4
02/16/1951 U. S. Steel No. 6 View the planets for this day Gary, WV Bituminous Roof Fall 4
02/19/1918 Caswell Creek View the planets for this day Freeman, WV Bituminous Roof Fall 4
02/13/1991 J and T No. 1 View the planets for this day St. Charles, VA Bituminous Roof Fall 4 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/08/1966 Stephens Elkhorn View the planets for this day Manton, KY Bituminous Roof Fall 4 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/06/1872 Henry Shaft View the planets for this day Pittston, PA Anthracite Explosion 4 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/19/1913 Seagraves View the planets for this day Eldorado, IL Bituminous Explosion 4
02/16/1984 Greenwich Collieries View the planets for this day Green Township, PA Bituminous Explosion 3 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/14/1921 O Gara No. 8 View the planets for this day Eldorado, IL Bituminous Asphyxiation 3
02/26/1964 Glen Burn Colliery View the planets for this day Shamokin, PA Anthracite Explosives 3 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/03/1964 Bednarczyk Nos. 2, 3 View the planets for this day Gowen City, PA Anthracite Explosion 3 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
02/03/1966 Betty B. No. 2 View the planets for this day Herald, VA Bituminous Roof Fall 3 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
02/12/1899 Diamondville No. 1 View the planets for this day Diamondville, WY Bituminous Asphyxiation 2
02/16/1914 Cannon View the planets for this day Franklin, WA Bituminous Inundation 1 Download an Investigation Report for this Disaster
 
 
 

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