Mine Safety Training Repository
united states mine rescue association
Mine Disasters in the United States



Father Time
See more disasters
from this year
Calendar Image
Mine Disaster Calendar

Maple Meadow Mining Company
operated by Cannelton Coal Company
Maple Meadow Mine Hoisting Accident

Fairdale, Raleigh County, West Virginia
October 2, 1974
No. Killed - 3



From the Google News Archives:  External Link
(news links open in a separate window)
A utilityman and two raw coal operators were killed when a hoist broke causing a 13,000 pound pipe to fall.

The Deceased:
  • James Mullens
  • James Spence
  • Thomas Stuart




See more about these products