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Mining Disasters Tables and References

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Top 5 United States Mining Disasters

Mine Disaster Location Date No. Killed
Fairmont Coal Company’s No. 6 and No. 8 mines Mine Disaster Monongah, West Virginia 6 Dec 1907 362
Stag Canyon Mine No. 2 Mine Disaster Dawson, New Mexico 22 Oct 1913 263
Cherry Mine Disaster (St. Paul #2) Cherry, Illinois 13 Nov 1909 259
Darr Mine Disaster Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania 19 Dec 1907 239
Fraterville Mine Disaster Fraterville, Tennessee 19 May 1902 216

United States Mining State Pages

State No. of Disasters Coal Gold MNM
Alabama 43 42 0 1
Alaska 4 2 2 0
Arizona 7 0 0 7
Arkansas 8 8 0 0
California 11 2 7 2
Colorado 42 33 8 1
Idaho 4 0 1 3
Illinois 45 45 0 0
Indiana 16 16 0 0
Iowa 3 3 0 0
Kansas 5 5 0 0
Kentucky 40 40 0 0
Maryland 4 4 0 0
Michigan 15 0 1 14
Minnesota 4 0 0 4
Missouri 6 4 0 2
Montana 14 3 3 8
Nevada 11 0 8 3
New Mexico 12 11 1 0
North Carolina 4 4 0 0
Ohio 19 19 0 0
Oklahoma 26 26 0 0
Pennsylvania 189 189 0 0
Tennessee 13 12 0 1
Utah 14 11 1 2
Virginia 32 32 0 0
Washington 19 19 0 0
West Virginia 102 102 0 0
Wyoming 12 12 0 0
Total 724 645 32 47

Arkansas Mining Disasters

Date Mine Name Location Killed Disaster Cause
4-Mar-1897 Kansas and Texas No. 44  Huntington, AR 14   Explosion
24-Feb-1928 Mama No. 3  Jenny Lind, AR 13   Explosion
20-Nov-1903 Bonanza No. 20  Bonanza, AR 11   Explosion
27-Aug-1940 Bates No. 2 Bates, AR 10   Explosion
8-Feb-1948 Sunshine Excelsior, AR 8   Explosion
11-Dec-1957 Peerless No. 2  Greenwood, AR 6   Explosion
19-Nov-1936 Bates No. 1  Bates, AR 5   Explosion
11-May-1942 Peerless No. 3  Hackett, AR 4   Explosion



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