Raw Data: Mining Accident Information

Published April 05, 2010

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Recent Major Fatal Mining Incidents, United States

- Dec. 30: 1970: 38 die in a coal explosion at Finley Coal No. 15 and 16, Hyden, Ky. 

- Feb. 26, 1972: 114 die in a coal dam failure at Buffalo Mining Co., Saunders, W.Va.

- May 2, 1972: 91 die in a fire at Sunshine Mining Company in Kellogg, Idaho.   

- Dec. 19, 1984: 27 die in a coal fire at Wilberg Mine, Orangeville, Utah.

- Sept. 23, 2001: 13 die in a coal explosion at No. 5 Mine, Brookwood, Ala. 

- Jan. 2, 2006: 12 die in a coal explosion at Sago Mine, Buckhannon, W.Va. 

- May 20, 2006: 5 die in a coal explosion at Darby Mine No. 1, Millsboro Ky.  

- Aug. 6, 2007: 6 die in coal accident at Crandall Canyon Mine, Huntington, Utah

(source: CDC)

All Mine Fatalities, United States
Total fatalities by calendar year
2003 - 56
2004 - 55
2005 - 58
2006 - 73
2007 - 67
2008 - 53
2009 - 35 (preliminary)

Fatalities by Type of Mine
Coal mine fatalities by calendar year
2003 - 30
2004 - 28
2005 - 23
2006 - 47
2007 - 34
2008 - 30
2009 - 18 (preliminary)

Metal and Non-Metal Mine Fatalities, by Calendar Year
2003 - 26
2004 - 27
2005 - 35
2006 - 26
2007 - 33
2008 - 23
2009 - 17 (preliminary)

(source: U.S. Department of Labor)

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