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Mining Explosions and Accidents @ GenDisasters.com Mining Explosions and Accidents @ GenDisasters.com
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Gendisasters.com is a genealogy site, compiling information on the historic disasters, events, and tragic accidents our ancestors endured, as well as, information about their life and death.

MSHA Fatality Archive Database MSHA Fatality Archive Database
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This searchable database was created by the library as an index to its collection of fatality reports located in the Accident Investigation File Archives of the Technical Information Center and Library at the National Mine Health and Safety Academy.  The database is not comprehensive and intended to serve only as a listing of records available in the Academy Archive.  It is not intended for statistic studies or as a comprehensive source for mining accident records.

New York Times News Archives New York Times News Archives
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Conduct a keyword search news articles dating back to the 1800s.

New York Times News Archives New York Times News Archives
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Search selected years for both FREE and paid news articles dating back to the 1800s.

Pennsylvania Bureau of Archives and History Pennsylvania Bureau of Archives and History
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Provides links to PDF versions of Pennsylvania coal mine accident registers, providing documentation on mining accidents for the Commonwealth's Anthracite and Bituminous coal districts, are listed above.  These documents were created by Jerry Sherard, who donated them to the State Archives in 2009 and 2010.  Any errors and imperfections are the responsibility of the donor.

This Week in West Virginia History This Week in West Virginia History
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The West Virginia Humanities Council, publishers of e-WV, and West Virginia Public Broadcasting have created two-minute radio segments for "This Week in West Virginia History" to introduce listeners to important people, places, and events in Mountain State history.  Each daily segment is keyed to the actual date in history on which it occurred.

USMRA Mine Disaster Database USMRA Mine Disaster Database
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Using multiple parameters, you can search our mine disaster database containing nearly 900 accidents from 1839 to the present.  Search through all records or specifically for Metal/Nonmetal or Coal disasters.


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