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Anthracite Mine Accident Victims 1899-1932
Great genealogy resource!  These files contain alphabetical listings of all fatal and nonfatal accident victims in Anthracite mining from 1899-1932.

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Barrick Gold Training Fatalities
On October 17, 2002, a 49-year-old mine rescue team trainer with 26 years mining experience and a 38-year-old co-trainer with 2 years mining experience were fatally injured at an abandoned underground gold mine.  Both were participating under oxygen in an exercise to evaluate conditions in this mine.  As the team was walking up the steep decline to return to the surface, the victims experienced breathing difficulties and collapsed.  The first victim was pronounced dead at the scene.  The second victim was transported to a medical facility where he succumbed to his injuries on October 23, 2002.  See fatal accident investigation report.

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Remote Control Fatal Accident Analysis Report
An analysis was made of the thirty (30) remote control-related fatal accidents that have occurred since October 1984.

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Albion Sands Truck Fatality
Fatal accident report from Alberta, Canada.

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Matewan Before the Massacre
On May 19, 1920, gunshots rang through the streets of Matewan, West Virginia, in an event soon known as the “Matewan Massacre.”  Most historians of West Virginia and Appalachia see this event as the beginning of a long series of events known as the second mine wars.

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Remembering the Lattimer Massacre
In early September 1897, a mining strike in the anthracite coal region of Northeastern Pennsylvania culminated in one of the deadliest labor incidents in U.S. history: the Lattimer Massacre.

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1914: The Ludlow Massacre
The Ludlow Massacre of striking coal miners was one of the most brutal attacks on organised labour in North American history.
CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports External Link Icon
The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Often called "the voice of CDC," the MMWR series is the agency’s primary vehicle for scientific publication of timely, reliable, authoritative, accurate, objective, and useful public health information and recommendations.  MMWR readership predominantly consists of physicians, nurses, public health practitioners, epidemiologists and other scientists, researchers, educators, and laboratorians.
MSHA Fatal Accident Investigations External Link Icon
A PDF version of every recent fatal accident investigation at the MSHA web site can be accessed here. For more fatality information, visit MSHA's Fatality Statistics page External Link Icon for charts and statistics regarding fatal accidents.


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2014 Forklift Fatality
On December 29, 2014, a new miner was killed while operating a forklift carrying a bulk bag of dust.  The forklift went out of control and overturned onto its left side.  The miner had only worked at the mine for six days prior to the day of the accident.  He had not completed the 24 hours of required new miner training.

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The Red Zone is a 'NO ZONE'
Flyer warning of danger around remote-controlled equipment.

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Cable Handling - Remote Controlled Miners
When handling the cable within the turning radius of the remote control continuous miner, de-energize the machine and remote control unit according to established safe work practices.

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Moly Plant Fatality
A metallurgical sampling technician was fatally exposed to hydrogen sulfide and nitrogen.

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Alabama State Mining Fatalities
Alphabetical digest of Alabama State mining fatalities for the years 1891, 1895-1902, 1905-1907, 1909-1950.
Alabama Mine Fatalities Database External Link
The Alabama Coal Mine Fatalities Database consists of 2,188 records compiled by the staff of the Government Documents Department using available annual reports of Alabama mine inspectors from 1898 through 1938.

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Colorado State Mining Fatalities
Alphabetical digest of Colorado State mining fatalities from 1884-1981.

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Colorado State Mining Fatalities
Alphabetical digest of Colorado State mining fatalities from 1884-1981.  Different format than the file above.

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Ohio State Mining Fatalities
Alphabetical digest of Ohio State mining fatalities from 1874-1944.

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Washington State Mining Fatalities External Link Icon
Alphabetical digest of Washington State mining fatalities from 1885-1960.

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West Virginia State Mining Fatalities
Alphabetical digest of West Virginia State mining fatalities from 1883-1986.
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