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Mine Disasters That Occurred During the Vietnam War
November 1, 1955 - May 15, 1975

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Date Mine Name Industry Location Cause Deaths
01/18/1957 Evan Jones Coal Jonesville, AK Explosion 5 View the planets for this day
02/04/1957 Bishop No. 34 Coal McDowell County, WV Explosion 37 View the planets for this day
09/23/1957 Marianna No. 58 Coal Marianna, PA Explosion 6 View the planets for this day
12/09/1957 Glen Rogers No. 2 Coal Glen Rogers, WV Bump 5 View the planets for this day
12/11/1957 Peerless No. 3 Coal Hackett, AR Explosion 4 View the planets for this day
12/27/1957 Pocahontas No. 31 Coal McDowell County, WV Explosion 11 View the planets for this day
02/12/1958 Lundale Coal Lundale, WV Roof Fall 6 View the planets for this day
10/27/1958 Bishop No. 34 Coal Wise, VA Explosion 22 View the planets for this day
10/28/1958 Burton Coal Craigsville, WV Explosion 14 View the planets for this day
01/22/1959 River Slope Coal Port Griffith, PA Inundation 12 View the planets for this day
03/23/1959 No. 1 Coal Robbins, TN Explosion 9 View the planets for this day
06/01/1959 Sherwood MNM Iron River, MI Asphyxiation 6 View the planets for this day
03/08/1960 No. 22 Coal Holden, WV Mine Fire 18 View the planets for this day
03/02/1961 Viking Coal Terre Haute, IN Explosion 22 View the planets for this day
08/05/1961 Stearns No. 4 Coal Worley, KY Asphyxiation 3 View the planets for this day
01/10/1962 Blue Blaze No. 2 Coal Herrin, IL Explosion 11 View the planets for this day
12/06/1962 Robena No. 3 Coal Carmichaels, PA Explosion 37 View the planets for this day
04/25/1963 Compass No. 2 Coal Dola, WV Explosion 22 View the planets for this day
08/16/1963 Sheppton Coal Sheppton, PA Mine Collapse 1 View the planets for this day
08/18/1963 Esry Coal Mobley, MO Fire 2 View the planets for this day
08/27/1963 Cane Creek MNM Moab, UT Explosion 18 View the planets for this day
12/16/1963 Carbon No. 2 Coal Helper, UT Explosion 9 View the planets for this day
02/03/1964 Bednarczyk No. 2, 3 Coal Gowen City, PA Explosion 3 View the planets for this day
02/26/1964 Glen Burn Colliery Coal Shamokin, PA Explosives 3 View the planets for this day
09/28/1964 Bradshaw No. 6 Coal Bradshaw, WV Explosion 3 View the planets for this day
05/24/1965 C.L Kline No. 2A Coal Robbins, TN Explosion 5 View the planets for this day
10/16/1965 Mars No. 2 Coal Wilsonburg, WV Mine Fire 7 View the planets for this day
12/28/1965 Dutch Creek Coal Redstone, CO Explosion 9 View the planets for this day
02/03/1966 Betty Bee No. 2 Coal Herald, VA Roof Fall 3 View the planets for this day
02/08/1966 Stephens Elkhorn Coal Manton, KY Roof Fall 4 View the planets for this day
03/02/1966 Burnwell No. 1 Coal Hesperus, CO Explosion 3 View the planets for this day
06/01/1966 Dora No. 2 Coal Dora, PA Asphyxiation 5 View the planets for this day
07/23/1966 Siltex Coal Mt. Hope, WV Explosion 7 View the planets for this day
09/09/1966 Valley Camp No. 3 Coal Triadelphia, WV Mine Cars 4 View the planets for this day
09/14/1966 Lykens No. 1 Coal Joliett, PA Roof Fall 3 View the planets for this day
09/14/1966 Red Tail No. 2 Coal Bethesda, OH Mine Fire 3 View the planets for this day
01/24/1967 VA Pocahontas No. 1 Coal Grundy, VA Explosion 3 View the planets for this day
05/17/1967 No. 3 Coal Oakwood, VA Roof Fall 3 View the planets for this day
05/23/1967 No. 22 Coal Deane, KY Roof Fall 3 View the planets for this day
07/28/1967 Princess No. 1 Coal David, KY Explosion 4 View the planets for this day
11/17/1967 Dekoven No. 6 Coal Dekoven, KY Explosion 3 View the planets for this day
03/05/1968 Belle Isle Salt MNM Calumet, LA Fire 21 View the planets for this day
05/06/1968 Saxsewell No. 8 Coal Leivasy, WV Inundation 4 View the planets for this day
08/07/1968 River Queen No. 1 Coal Greenville, KY Explosion 9 View the planets for this day
08/14/1968 Lundale No. 1 Coal Lundale, WV Roof Fall 3 View the planets for this day
08/15/1968 Orient No. 5 Coal Benton, IL Explosion 4 View the planets for this day
09/19/1968 Somerset Coal Somerset, CO Roof Fall 4 View the planets for this day
11/20/1968 Consol No. 9 Coal Farmington, WV Explosion 78 View the planets for this day
12/12/1968 No. 8-B Coal Saunders, WV Mine Fire 3 View the planets for this day
02/19/1970 Jefferson Island MNM Jefferson Island, LA Roof Fall 4 View the planets for this day
05/15/1970 Silver Eagle MNM Stevens Cnty, WA Asphyxiation 3 View the planets for this day
06/23/1970 Texavada MNM Pine Grove, NV Fall 3 View the planets for this day
12/01/1970 Russellton Coal Russellton, PA Roof Fall 3 View the planets for this day
12/30/1970 No. 15 and 16 Coal Hyden, KY Explosion 38 View the planets for this day
01/05/1971 El Dorado MNM Shingle Spgs, CA Hoisting 4 View the planets for this day
03/26/1971 Nemacolin Coal Nemacolin, PA Mine Fire 3 View the planets for this day
04/12/1971 Barnett Complex MNM Rosiclare, IL Asphyxiation 7 View the planets for this day
06/11/1971 Federal No. 2 Coal Miracle Run, WV Roof Fall 3 View the planets for this day
07/16/1971 Hilmar No. 1 Coal Ashers Fork, KY Roof Fall 3 View the planets for this day
09/09/1971 Broward Mine and Mill MNM Miramar, FL Explosives 3 View the planets for this day
11/11/1971 Inspiration Concentrator MNM Inspiration, AZ Asphyxiation 3 View the planets for this day
02/26/1972 Buffalo Creek Coal Saunders, WV Dam Failure 114 View the planets for this day
03/21/1972 Homestake MNM Lead, SD Ground Fall 3 View the planets for this day
05/02/1972 Sunshine MNM Kellogg, ID Fire 91 View the planets for this day
07/22/1972 Blacksville Coal Blacksville, WV Mine Fire 9 View the planets for this day
12/16/1972 Itmann No. 3 Coal Itmann, WV Explosion 5 View the planets for this day
01/07/1974 Beckley No. 1 Coal Bolt, WV Hoisting 3 View the planets for this day
10/02/1974 Maple Meadow Coal Fairdale, WV Hoisting 3 View the planets for this day
02/15/1975 El Paso Quarry MNM El Paso, TX Machinery 3 View the planets for this day
04/18/1975 Sterling B Shaft MNM Retsof, NY Explosion 4 View the planets for this day
05/12/1975 Deer Creek Coal Huntington, UT Roof Fall 3 View the planets for this day

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