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HISTORIC COAL MINE DISASTERS IN THE UNITED STATES 1900 - 1976

HISTORIC COAL MINE DISASTERS IN THE UNITED STATES 1900 - 1976

(one or more fatalities)



Date

Name of Mine

Location of Mine

Killed

Type

03-06-00

Red Ash

Red Ash, WV

46

Explosion

05-01-00

Winter Quarters 1&4

Scofield, UT

200

Explosion

05-23-00

Cumnock

Cumnock, NC

23

Explosion

08-21-00

Issaquah

Issaquah, WA

5

Fire

02-25-01

Diamondville, NO 1

Diamondville, WY

26

Fire

04-29-01

McAlester No. 5

Alderson, OK

6

Explosion

05-15-01

Chatham

Farmington, WV

10

Explosion

05-27-01

Richland

Dayton, TN

20

Explosion

09-16-01

Spring Gulch

Spring Gulch, CO

6

Explosion

10-26-01

Diamondville

Diamondville, IA

22

Explosion

11-11&14

Pocahontas

Pocahontas, VA

17

Fires

12-28-01

No. 1

Hartshorne, OK

6

Haulage

01-13-2

Milby & Dow

Dow, OK

10

Fire

01-24-02

Lost Creek No. 2

Oskaloosa, IA

20

Explosion

03-21-02

Nelson

Dayton, TN

16

Explosion

05-19-02

Fraterville

Coal Creek, TN

184

Explosion

08-07-02

Bowen

Bowen, CO

13

Explosion

09-15-02

Algoma No. 7

Algoma, WV

17

Explosion

10-01-02

Lawson

Black Diamond, WV

11

Explosion

03-15-03

Cardiff

Cardiff, IL

5

Explosion

03-23-03

Athens, No. 2

Athens, IL

6

Explosion

03-31-03

Sandoval

Sandoval, IL

8

Explosion

04-12-03

Central Slope 77

Carbon, OK

6

Explosion

06-19-03

Blassburg, No. 3

Bossburg, AR

5

Explosion

06-30-03

Hanna, No. 1

Hanna, WV

169

Explosion

11-20-03

Bonanza No. 20

Bonanza, AR

11

Explosion

04-20-04

Stearns No. 5

Stearns, KY

5

Explosion

05-11-04

Big Muddy

Herrin, IL

10

Explosion

10-28-04

Tercio

Tercio, CO

19

Explosion

12-04-04

Horton

Horton, WV

7

Fire

12-07-04

No. 5

Burnett, WA

17

Explosion

01-16-05

No. 1

Decatur, IL

6

Fire

02-20-05

Virginia City

Virginia City, AL

112

Explosion

02-26-05

Grapevine

Wilcoe, WV

6

Explosion

03-18-05

Rush Run & Red Ash

Red Ash, WV

24

Explosion

03-22-05

Oswald

Princeton, ID

9

Explosion

04-03-05

Zeigler

Zeigler, IL

57

Explosion

04-20-05

Cabin Creek

Kayford, WV

6

Explosion

04-30-05

No. 19

Wilburton, OK

13

Explosion

07-05-05

Tidewater

Vivian, WV

5

Explosion

11-04-05

Tidewater

Vivian, WV

7

Explosion

12-02-05

Diamondville No. 1

Diamondville, WY

18

Explosion

01-04-06

Coaldale

Coaldale, WV

22

Explosion

01-18-06

Detroit

Detroit, WV

18

Explosion

01-24-06

Poteau No. 6

Witteville, OK

14

Explosion

02-08-06

Parral

Parral, WV

23

Explosion

02-19-06

Maitland

Walsenburg, CO

14

Explosion

02-27-06

Little Cahaba

Piper, AL

12

Explosion

03-22-06

Century No. 1

Century, WV

23

Explosion

04-22-06

Cuatro

Tercio, CO

18

Explosion

06-06-06

Red Lodge

Red Lodge, MT

8

Fire

10-03-06

Pocahontas

Pocahontas, VA

36

Explosion

10-05-06

Dutchman

Blossburg, NM

10

Explosion

11-03-06

San Toy No. 1

San Toy, OH

6

Haulage

12-22-06

Breese-Trenton

Breese, IL

6

Haulage

01-14-07

Deering No. 7

Clinton, IN

7

Explosion

01-23-07

Primero

Primero, CO

24

Explosion

01-26-07

Lorentz

Penco, WV

12

Explosion

01-26-07

Stuart

Stuart, WV

84

Explosion

02-04-07

Thomas No. 25

Thomas, WV

25

Explosion

03-16-07

Bond & Bruce

Tacoma, VA

11

Explosion

04-26-07

Morgan

Black Diamond, WA

7

Explosion

05-01-07

Whipple

Scarboro, WV

16

Explosion

05-19-07

Engleville

Engleville, CO

5

Fire

12-06-07

Monongah No. 6 & 8

Monongah, WV

362

Explosion

12-16-07

Yolande

Yolande, AL

57

Explosion

12-31-07

Bernal

Carthage, NM

11

Explosion

01-03-07

Backman

Hawk’s Nest, WV

9

Explosion

02-10-08

Moody

South Carrolton, KY

9

Explosion

03-28-08

Hanna No. 1

Hanna, WY

59

Explosion

08-26-08

Hailey-Okla. No. 1

Haileyville, OK

29

Fire

11-16-08

Pratt No. 3

Ensley, AL

8

Fire

11-20-08

Red Lodge

Red Lodge, MT

9

Fire

12-29-08

Lick Branch

Switchback, WV

50

Explosion

01-10-09

Zeigler

Zeigler, IL

26

Explosion

01-10-09

Carbon Hill

Gayton, VA

6

Explosion

01-12-09

Lick Branch

Switchback, WV

67

Explosion

01-19-09

Stone Canyon

Chancellor, CA

6

Explosion

01-25-09

Washington No. 5

Franklin, MD

5

Haulage

02-02-09

Short Creek

Short Creek, AL

18

Explosion

03-20-09

Sunnyside

Evansville, IN

6

Explosion

03-31-09

Echo

Buery, WV

6

Explosion

07-06-09

Toller

Tollerville, CO

9

Explosion

10-03-09

Northwestern

Roslyn, WA

10

Explosion

10-21-09

Rock Island No. 8

Hartshorne, OK

10

Explosion

11-13-09

Cherry

Cherry, IL

259

Fire

12-11-09

Baker No. 5

Clay, KY

7

Explosion

12-23-09

Mine A

Herrin, IL

8

Explosion

01-31-10

Primero

Primero, CO

75

Explosion

02-01-10

Browder

Browder, KY

34

Explosion

02-08-10

Barthell No. 1

Stearns, KY

6

Explosion

03-31-10

Great Western No. 2

Wilburton, OK

6

Explosion

04-20-10

Mulga

Mulga, AL

40

Explosion

04-21-10

Amsterdam

Amsterdam, OH

15

Explosion

05-05-10

Palos No. 3

Palos, AL

84

Explosion

10-08-10

Starksville

Starksville, CO

56

Explosion

11-03-10

Yolande No. 1

Yolande, Al

5

Explosion

11-06-10

Lawson

Black Diamond, WA

16

Explosion

11-08-10

Victor American No. 3

Delagua, CO

79

Explosion

11-11-10

Shoal Creek No. 1

Panama, IL

6

Explosion

11-25-10

Providence No. 3

Providence, KY

10

Explosion

12-11-10

Leyden

Leyden, CO

10

Fire

12-14-10

Greenco

Tacoma, VA

8

Explosion

12-31-10

Lick Fork

Thacker, WV

10

Haulage

01-20-11

Carbon Hill

Carbon Hill, VA

7

Explosion

02-09-11

Cokedale

Trinidad, CO

17

Explosion

03-18-11

No. 16

Mineral, KS

5

Explosion

04-08-11

Banner

Littleton, Al

128

Explosion

04-24-11

Ott No. 20

Elk Garden,

23

Explosion

08-01-11

Standard

Welch, WV

6

Explosion

10-23-11

O’Gara No. 9

Harrisburg, IL

8

Explosion

11-18-11

Bottom Creek

Vivian, WV

18

Explosion

12-09-11

Cross Mountain

Briceville, TN

84

Explosion

01-16-12

Carbon Hill

Carbon Hill, VA

5

Explosion

01-19-12

Central

Central City, KY

5

Explosion

01-20-12

Kemmerer No. 4

Kemmerer, WY

6

Explosion

02-22-12

Western No. 5

Lehigh, OK

9

Fire

03-20-12

San Bois, No. 2

McCurtain, OK

73

Explosion

03-26-12

Jed

Jed, WV

81

Explosion

04-21-12

Coil

Madisonville, KY

5

Explosion

06-18-12

Hastings

Hastings, CO

12

Explosion

07-11-12

Panama

Moundsville, WV

8

Explosion

07-16-12

Carbon Hill

Gayton, VA

8

Explosion

08-13-12

Abernaunt

Albernaunt, Al

18

Explosion

02-19-13

Seagraves

Eldorado, IL

5

Explosion

05-06-13

Taylor Mine

Beaver Dam, KY

5

Suffocation

05-17-13

Noble

Belle Valley, OH

15

Explosion

10-22-13

Stag Canon No. 2

Dawson, NM

263

Explosion

11-18-13

Acton No. 2

Acton, Al

24

Explosion

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12-16-13

Vulcan

New Castle, CO

37

Explosion

01-10-14

Rock Castle

Rock Castle, AL

12

Explosion

01-14-14

No. 7

Mulberry, KS

6

Haulage

04-28-14

Eccles No. 5 & No. 6

Eccles, WV

181

Explosion

04-30-14

No. 2

Cumberland, WY

5

Haulage

06-30-14

No. 1

Cinderella, WV

5

Fire

09-04-14

No. 1

Adamson, OK

13

Roof Fall/Bump

10-05-14

Mulga

Mulga, AL

16

Explosion

10-27-14

North or No. 1

Royalton, IL

52

Explosion

02-06-15

Carlisle

Carlisle, WV

21

Explosion

02-18-15

New Home No. 2

Rich Hill, MO

5

Explosion

03-02-15

Layland No. 3

Layland, WV

115

Explosion

04-05-15

Shoal Creek

Panama, IL

11

Explosion

07-27-15

United Coal No. 1

Christopher, IL

9

Explosion

11-16-15

Northwestern

Ravensdale, WA

31

Explosion

11-30-15

Boomer No. 2

Boomer, WV

23

Explosion

02-29-15

Davis No. 42

Kempton, MD

16

Explosion

03-28-16

King

Kimball, WV

10

Explosion

10-19-16

Jamison No. 7

Barracksville, WV

11

Explosion

10-22-16

Roden

Marvel, AL

18

Explosion

11-04-16

Bessie

Palos, AL

30

Explosion

12-13-16

Fidelity No. 9

Stone City, KS

20

Explosion

04-27-17

Hastings

Hastings, CO

121

Explosion

06-02-17

Rend No. 2

Herrin, IL

9

Explosion

06-13-17

Banner

Banner, AL

6

Explosion

08-04-17

West Kentucky No. 7

Clay, KY

62

Explosion

09-17-17

Orient

Orient, IL

5

Haulage

11-29-17

Old Ben No. 11

Christopher, IL

18

Explosion

12-15-17

Yukon No. 1

Bluefield, WV

18

Explosion

12-17-17

Wilkeson

Wilkeson, WA

6

Inundation

12-20-17

No. 3

Catoosa, TN

11

Explosion