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Mine Disasters That Occurred During World War II
September 1, 1939 - May 8, 1945

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Date Mine Name Industry Location Cause Deaths
11/09/1939 Muddy Creek Coal Rawlins, WY Roof Fall 5 View the planets for this day
01/10/1940 Pond Creek No. 1 Coal Bartlet, WV Explosion 91 View the planets for this day
03/16/1940 Willow Grove 10 Coal St. Clairesville, OH Explosion 72 View the planets for this day
07/15/1940 Sonman Coal Portage, PA Explosion 63 View the planets for this day
08/27/1940 Bates No. 2 Coal Bates, AR Explosion 10 View the planets for this day
11/29/1940 Nelms Coal Cadiz, OH Explosion 31 View the planets for this day
12/17/1940 No. 4 Coal Beckley, WV Explosion 9 View the planets for this day
01/22/1941 Carswell Coal Kimball, WV Explosion 6 View the planets for this day
02/14/1941 Fidelity Coal Du Quoin, IL Explosives 7 View the planets for this day
05/22/1941 Panhandle No. 2 Coal Bicknell, IN Explosion 14 View the planets for this day
06/14/1941 Docena Coal Adamsville, AL Explosion 5 View the planets for this day
06/30/1941 Kent No. 2 Coal McIntyre, PA Explosion 7 View the planets for this day
07/10/1941 Acmar No. 6 Coal Acmar, AL Explosion 11 View the planets for this day
10/27/1941 Daniel Boone Coal Daniel Boone, KY Explosion 15 View the planets for this day
12/11/1941 Powhatan No. 1 Coal Powhatan, OH Fire 2 View the planets for this day
12/28/1941 No. 47 Coal Harco, IL Explosion 8 View the planets for this day
01/09/1942 Pride of the West MNM Silverton, CO Asphyxiation 8 View the planets for this day
01/22/1942 Wadge Coal Mount Harris, CO Explosion 34 View the planets for this day
03/26/1942 Sandts Eddy Quarry MNM Allentown, PA Explosives 31 View the planets for this day
05/11/1942 Peerless Coal Greenwood, AR Explosion 6 View the planets for this day
05/12/1942 Christopher No. 3 Coal Osage, WV Explosion 56 View the planets for this day
05/18/1942 Hitchman Coal Benwood, WV Explosion 5 View the planets for this day
06/07/1942 Poteau Coal Poteau, OK Explosion 4 View the planets for this day
07/09/1942 Pursglove No. 2 Coal Pursglove, WV Explosion 20 View the planets for this day
11/30/1942 No. 10 Coal Providence, KY Explosion 6 View the planets for this day
12/15/1942 Laing No. 1 Coal Laing, WV Surface Haulage 5 View the planets for this day
01/05/1943 Boyd MNM Ducktown, TN Asphyxiation 9 View the planets for this day
01/08/1943 Pursglove No. 15 Coal Pursglove, WV Mine Fire 13 View the planets for this day
02/10/1943 C. F. and H. MNM Shullsburg, WI Cave In 8 View the planets for this day
02/27/1943 Smith No. 3 Coal Bearcreek, MT Explosion 74 View the planets for this day
03/15/1943 Atkinson Quarry MNM Excursion Inlet, AK Explosives 5 View the planets for this day
05/05/1943 NuRex Coal LaFollette, TN Explosion 10 View the planets for this day
05/11/1943 Praco No. 10 Coal Praco, AL Explosion 12 View the planets for this day
08/28/1943 Sayreton No. 2 Coal Sayreton, AL Explosion 28 View the planets for this day
09/16/1943 Three Point Coal Three Point, KY Explosion 12 View the planets for this day
09/24/1943 Moffett Schreader Coal Minersville, PA Explosion 14 View the planets for this day
11/06/1943 Nellis Coal Madison, WV Explosion 11 View the planets for this day
03/25/1944 Katherine No. 4 Coal Shinnston, WV Explosion 16 View the planets for this day
06/07/1944 Emerald Coal Clarksville, PA Mine Fire 6 View the planets for this day
07/05/1944 Powhatan Coal Belmont, OH Mine Fire 66 View the planets for this day
07/28/1944 Brilliant No. 2 Coal Brilliant, NM Explosion 6 View the planets for this day

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