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Mine Disasters in the United States


Consolidated Amador Mining
Amador Mine Hoisting Disaster

Amador, Amador County, California
May 30, 1874
No. Killed 5



The last cage was being hoisted with five men, when the bolts holding the reel broke, detaching the drum from it, letting the cage and wire rope fall into the mine, a distance of 1700 feet, killing all on it.



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