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State Mine Fatality Lists
Researchers will agree that what is found on these linked pages are terrific resources for those searching for victims of mine accidents and disasters. Follow the links below OR visit our Mine Accident and Fatality Resources by State page.
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. Follow this link for accident and fatality resources for other states.

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2010 Doe Run Equipment Fire and Rescue
MSHA's accident investigation report on an event in 2010 which left 3 miners trapped in the mine following a haul truck fire.  MORE

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Accidents: Causes and Prevention
USBM Bulletin 333 - The figures given in this rpport indicate that during the year 1906 nearly 7,000 men were killed or injured in the coal mines of this country, and that the number of these accidents caused directly or indirectly by mine explosions has been steadily increasing.

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Seat Belt Save
A contractor driller received minor injuries when the truck he was driving experienced engine failure while driving up a 40% grade road.  The truck rolled backward, over a berm and barrel-rolled an estimated 10 times.  The driller was wearing his seat belt.

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Loss of Life Among Wearers of Oxygen Breathing Apparatus
This Bureau of Mines information circular provides information showing that from 1911 to 1940, inclusive, 26 men lost their lives while wearing oxygen breathing apparatus in this country.

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The Retsof Salt Mine Collapse
On March 12, 1994, at 5:43 a.m., an apparent earthquake of magnitude 3.6 centered near Cuylerville, New York, woke residents and registered on seismographs 300 miles away.  MORE

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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.  MORE

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Golden Star Arm Amputation Accident
EX10 cylinder was taken out and secured on a wooden block on top of the stick for the welder to take off the bushings.  The first bushing was taken off and just as the second was being washed, the cylinder came off the wooden block, dropping on the right arm of the welder.

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Fatal Crane Accident
During the construction activity of lifting and moving the steelstructure (trestle) that supports the conveyor at the Alegria 8/9 stockpile to a new location, the crane lost stability, rolled over onto it sides coming to a stop against a section of a conveyor gallery that was being pre assembled adjacent to the crane location.

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Safety Alert - Crane Operation
A recent fatal incident occurred at a BHPBIO monitored site, where the crane operator had bypassed the crane safety interlocks and deliberately operated the crane outside of its safe range of operation to the point where it fell over.

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June 2010 Take Five
In a time span just over 30 days, there have been five serious accidents which have occurred in District 3 underground coal mines.  Any of these accidents could have easily resulted in a fatality.

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Driller Fatality
New Zealand Coroner's finding of a fatal accident.

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Safety Alert - Grinder Injury
A worker was cutting aluminum roof using a granite grinder.  The grinder's wheel broke apart and hit his face causing serious injury between his upper lip and nose.

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Safety Alert: High-Pressure Hydraulic Equipment
A contractor was fatally injured while taking fluid samples from a large hydraulic system used to power longwall machinery at an underground coal mine.

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Lost Time Injury Announcement
Three workers entered the partially choked discharge chute of a scalping screen and positioned a ladder via an access point between the conveyor and the bottom of the chute.  Whilst the cleaning activity was in progress, starting from the top, the build-up became dislodged and trapped 2 of them.

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Nuclear Radiation Accidents
Radiation accidents in today's world are not as common as we may think, but when they do occur, they have some devastating effects on the lives of those unlucky enough to be involved.

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History of Colorado Avalanche Accidents
The combination of snow and mountains, and manís pursuit of economic development have sometimes resulted in deadly consequences for those who live, work, and recreate in Coloradoís mountains.  From the beginning of the Colorado gold rush in 1859 to the winter of 2006 avalanches killed 693 people.

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Darwin Awards
Awards are given each year to bestow upon (the remains or estate of, in most cases) that individual, who through single-minded self-sacrifice, has done the most to remove undesirable elements from the human gene pool.

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Heavy Equipment Accident Photos
Contains 21 photos of the aftermath of accidents involving heavy equipment.

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Near Miss - Haul Truck vs Pickup (Report)
Indonesian mining contractor accident of a haul truck and pickup.
Final Reports of Investigation
Found at our companion web site, usminedisasters.com, we've gathered hundreds of final accident investigation reports too numerous to list here.  Visit this page for a complete list of final accident reports located here or linked to from this site.
Pennsylvania Annual Report of Mines by Year: 1870-1979 External Link
Published since the 1870s this report contains production statistics, mine names, locations, owner information, and accident statistics.
Fatal West Virginia Mining Accidents and Investigative Reports  External Link
Provides abstracts of mine accidents in West Virginia since 1997.  Investigation reports are available for later years.

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Having a Bad Day
Compilation of photos showing the accident aftermath of mostly farm equipment.

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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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Alabama State Mining Fatalities
Alphabetical digest of Alabama State mining fatalities from 1891-1999.

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

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Serious Metal/Nonmetal Accident
A miner was operating a crawler hydraulic blast hole drill and the minerís loose-fitting sweatshirt was caught in the drill steel.

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Indian Oil Depot Fire
Report of a huge fire that occurred at an oil depot in India on October 29, 2009.

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Man Impaled on Rebar Accident
Newpaper article describing a construction site accident which claimed the life of a 24 year old man.

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Rib Roll Accident
A stage loader operator sustained multiple injuries to his pelvic area, when he was struck by a large rib roll.

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Safety Alert - Electric Shock
An electrical worker received an electric shock while carrying out insulation testing of an 11kV cable network.

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Safety Alert: Mine worker crushed against rib by miner
A Dash 3 continuous miner (CM) was being moved out of a heading when it slewed unexpectedly and trapped a mine worker, who was acting as a cable hand, between the rib and the head of the CM, causing life-threatening injuries.

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Fatal Crush Injury on Exploration Site
A water truck operator sustained fatal injuries when he was crushed between the rear of his water truck and a pastoral property gate.  The operator had opened the gate, driven through it and had just closed it when the truck rolled back trapping him.  Preliminary investigation, testing and mechanical inspection of the truck has shown that the brakes were ineffective.

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Failed Temporary Pipe Supports
A fatal incident occurred on the 4th of February 2010 on a nuoc construction site in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar.  You are recommended to incorporate the learning from this incident in relevant site procedures and to discuss this alert with project staff and contractors involved in this type of activity as well as maintenance staff in operating assets involved in managing shutdowns/turnarounds activities.
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