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Historical Mine Disasters

Table Data

Incidents with 5 or more fatalities

 
All Mining Disasters, 1839 to Present (Last disaster 4/5/2010)

Coal Mining Disasters, 1839 to Present (Last coal disaster 4/5/2010)

Metal/Nonmetal Mining Disasters, 1839 to Present (Last metal/nonmetal disaster 6/8/1979)

 

Graph Data

Incidents with 5 or more fatalities

 

Mining Disaster Incidents and Fatalities, 1900-2010Mining Disaster Incidents and Fatalities, 1900-2010: This graph displays mining disaster incidents and fatalities from 1900 through 2010. A mining disaster is an incident with 5 or more fatalities. There were 592 mining disaster incidents resulting in 12,894 fatalities.

Coal Mining Disaster Incidents and Fatalities, 1900-2010Coal Mining Disaster Incidents and Fatalities, 1900-2010: This graph displays coal mining disaster incidents and fatalities from 1900 through 2010. A mining disaster is an incident with 5 or more fatalities. There were 509 coal mining disaster incidents resulting in 11,719 fatalities.

Metal/Nonmetal Mining Disaster Incidents and Fatalities, 1900-2010Metal/Nonmetal Mining Disaster Incidents and Fatalities, 1900-2010: This graph displays metal/nonmetal mining disaster incidents and fatalities from 1900 through 2010. A mining disaster is an incident with 5 or more fatalities. There were 83 metal/nonmetal mining disaster incidents resulting in 1,175 fatalities. Metal/nonmetal includes metal, nonmetal, stone, and sand and gravel mines.

 
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