Kentucky Mining Disasters

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Worst Mining Disasters in Kentucky

Date   Mine Name      Location      No. Killed      Disaster Cause   
3-Aug-1927West Kentucky No. 7 1927Clay, KY62  Explosion
30-Dec-1970Finley Hurricane Creek Mine Hyden, KY38  Explosion
1-Feb-1910Browder Browder, KY34  Explosion
14-Jul-1939Duvin Providence, KY28  Explosion
26-Dec-1945Belva No. 1 Four Mile, KY24  Explosion
9-Dec-1932Zero Yancey, KY23  Explosion
8-Jun-1925West Kentucky No. 9  Sturgis, KY17  Explosion
29-Mar-1930Kettle Island Kettle Island, KY16  Explosion
9-Mar-1976Scotia Mine 1st ExplosionOven Fork, KY15  Explosion
4-Aug-1917West Kentucky No. 7 1917 Clay, KY15  Explosion
27-Oct-1941Daniel Boone St. Charles, KY15  Explosion
16-Sep-1943Three Point Three Point, KY12  Explosion
11-Mar-1976Scotia Mine 2nd ExplosionOven Fork, KY11  Explosion
25-Nov-1910Providence No. 3 Providence, KY10  Explosion
13-Sep-1989William Station No. 9 Sullivan, KY10  Explosion
7-Aug-1968River Queen No. 1 Greenville, KY9  Explosion
7-Feb-1922Marietta Mine Pinson Fork, KY9  Explosion
7-Dec-1923Black Hawk MineHappy, KY9  Explosion
10-Feb-1908Moody Mine South Carrolton, KY9  Explosion
17-Jul-1935Van Lear No. 55 Van Lear, KY9  Explosion
22-May-1928Black Mountain Coal Corp. No. 30 Kenvir, KY8  Explosives
16-Feb-1926Nelson Mine Nelson Creek, KY8  Explosion
7-Dec-1981Adkins Coal Co. No. 11 Kite, KY8  Explosion
11-Dec-1909Baker No. 5 Clay, KY7  Explosion
20-Jan-1982RHF No. 1 Craynor, KY7  Explosion
19-Dec-1928Black Diamond No. 2 Drakesboro, KY6  Explosion
15-Jan-1925Diamond No. 1, 1925 Providence, KY6  Explosion
30-Jan-1922Layman Galloway Mine Pineville, KY6  Explosion
16-Nov-1920Arnold Mine Earlington, KY6  Fire
8-Feb-1910Barthell No. 1 Stearns, KY6  Explosion
30-Nov-1942West Kentucky No. 10, 1942Providence, KY6  Explosion
12-Mar-1934West Kentucky No. 10, 1934Wheatcroft, KY5  Fire
20-Apr-1904Stearns No. 5 Mine Stearns, KY5  Explosion
19-Jan-1912Central Mine Central City, KY5  Explosion
31-Jan-1927Nortonville Mine Nortonville, KY5  Explosion
21-Apr-1912Coil Mine Madisonville, KY5  Explosion
6-May-1913Taylor Mine Hartford, KY5  Asphyxiation
20-May-2006Darby No. 1 Holmes Mill, KY5  Explosion
22-Jan-1895Tate MineSturgis, KY5  Explosives

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