Note From 1884 to 1961, accidents fatally injuring five or more employees were classed as disasters. From 1961 to date, accidents fatally injuring three or more employees are classed as disasters. December 14, 1906 This explosion killed 4 employees and 2 individuals on the surface near the mine. Last revised 032816 0205 PM MHSampT Homepage Publications Page Frequently Asked QuestionsGet Price
Disasters continue to trouble the West Virginia coal industry. On January 2, 2006, an explosion killed 12 miners at the Sago mine in Upshur County. Another explosion killed 29 men at the Upper Big Branch Montcoal Eagle Mine in Raleigh County on April 5, 2010, the worst mine disaster in 40 years. As of April 2010, there had been 119 disasters at
West Virginia Office of Miners39 Health Safety and Training. WV Mining History and General Interest. West Virginia Coal Facts West Virginia Coal Mine Disasters From 1884 West Virginia Mine Map Archives Mining in West Virginia A Capsule History Photo Gallery current and historic WV mining
The Farmington Mine disaster was an explosion that happened at approximately 530 a.m. on November 20, 1968, at the Consol No. 9 coal mine north of Farmington and Mannington, West Virginia, United States.. The explosion was large enough to be felt in Fairmont, almost 12 miles the time, 99 miners were inside. Over the course of the next few hours, 21 miners were able to escape the mine
The Upper Big Branch Mine disaster occurred on April 5, 2010 roughly 1,000 feet 300 m underground in Raleigh County, West Virginia at Massey Energy39s Upper Big Branch coal mine located innine out of thirtyone miners at the site were killed. The coal dust explosion occurred at 327 pm. The accident was the worst in the United States since 1970, when 38 miners were killed at
The Buffalo Creek flood was a disaster that occurred on February 26, 1972, when the Pittston Coal Company39s coal slurry impoundment dam 3, located on a hillside in Logan County, West Virginia, burst, four days after having been declared 34satisfactory34 by a federal mine inspector.. The resulting flood unleashed approximately 132 million US gallons 500,000 cubic metres 500 million litres of
In West Virginias Marion County, an explosion in a network of mines owned by the Fairmont Coal Company in Monongah kills 361 coal miners. It was the worst mining disaster in American history.
Note From 1884 to 1961, accidents fatally injuring five or more employees were classed as disasters. From 1961 to date, accidents fatally injuring three or more employees are classed as disasters. December 14, 1906 This explosion killed 4 employees and 2 individuals on the surface near the mine. Last revised 032816 0205 PM MHSampT Homepage Publications Page Frequently Asked Questions
But that year also saw momentous federal legislation spurred by a disaster that riveted the nations attention downward, hundreds of feet below the Earth and the hills of West Virginia. The simply named Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act was enacted into law the day before New Years Eve in 1969.
Marshall County, WV Coal Mine Disaster, 1924 has list of those killed in the explosion. Submitted by Linda Fluharty. Eccles Mine Explosion Raleigh Co, WV. Article and list of men who died submitted by Melissa Duggins.
Information for historical mine disasters was obtained from the following publications Bureau of Mines Bulletin 509, Injury Experience in Coal Mining, 1948 Bureau of Mines Bulletin 616, Historical Documentation of Major CoalMine Disasters in the United States Not Classified as Explosions of Gas or Dust 18461962
Feb. 26, 1972 was a dark day in West Virginia and Logan County history. Heavy rains caused a coal slurry impoundment dam to burst, flooding the Buffalo Creek hollow. Just minutes later, 125 people were dead, 1,100 were injured and 4,000 people were left homeless. 5. Monongah Mine Disaster. Spokane Press public domain.
NEWBURG January 21, 1886 34Mine Horror. Terrible Explosion in a West Virginia Coal Shaft,34 Wheeling Intelligencer, 1221886 34Death39s Deal, Further Particulars of the Newburg Mine Disaster,34 Wheeling Intelligencer, 1231886 34Dead Miners Brought from the Black Depths of the Newburg Mine,34 Wheeling Intelligencer, 1251886 34The Death Pit, Eighteen Bodies Recovered from the Newburg Mine
December 6, 1907 Worst coal mine disaster in US history 362 miners are killed in an explosion at the Monongah Nos. 6 and 8 Coal Mines in Monongah, West Virginia.
The Monongah mining disaster of Monongah, West Virginia, occurred on December 6, 1907, and has been described as 34the worst mining disaster in American history34.The explosion occurred in Fairmont Coal Companys No. 6 and No. 8 mines, and was one of the contributing events leading to the creation of the United States Bureau of Mines
Throughout history, coal booms have been underlined by the deaths of hardworking miners stuck in the wrong place at the wrong time. Here are some of the worst mining disasters in our states history Fairmont Coal Company Mining Disaster, Monongah, WV 1907 This disaster is often referred to as the worst mining disaster in American history
Monongah mining disaster of 1907, deadly mining explosion on Dec. 6, 1907, in Monongah,., that killed more than 350 miners.. The West Virginia coal mine that was the site of the disaster had an extensive maze of underground tunnels. About 1000 am on December 6, an underground explosion occurred in one section, with a larger blast following in a separate area.
A documentary on the South Wales village of Senghenydd, near Caerphilly, which suffered the greatest disaster in British coal mining history in 1913, when 439 men lost their lives in a coal dust explosion.
The Sago Mine disaster was a coal mine explosion on January 2, 2006, at the Sago Mine in Sago, West Virginia, United States, near the Upshur County seat of blast and collapse trapped 13 miners for nearly two days only one survived. It was the worst mining disaster in the United States since the Jim Walter Resources Mine disaster in Alabama on September 23, 2001, and the worst
The Courrieres mine disaster in France, with a total death toll of 1,099, is the second deadliest coal mining disaster in history. The coal mining catastrophe occurred on 10 March 1906 due to a massive explosion sparked by an underground fire in one of the pits of the Courrieres Colliery.
West Virginia Office of Miners39 Health, Safety and Training Suspension of. Code R. 56195.4 and 5.5 Due to the COVID19 Pandemic, any retraining39s or other certifications needing renewed in the months of March or April are being granted an extension until May 1, 2020.