DISASTERS - International


Coal Mine Disasters Around the World

# of Deaths     Mine Names     Place & Country     Year

1,549 – Benxihu Colliery explosion, (China, 1942)
1,099 – Courrières mine disaster (Courrières, France, 1903)
687 – coal mine (Mitsubishi Hojo, Kyu¯shu¯, Japan, 15 December 1914)
682 – coal mine Laobaidong colliery coal dust explosion, (Datong China, 9 May 1960)
472 – coal mine (Wankie, Rhodesia, 1972)
458 – coal mine (Mitsui Miike, Omuta, Kyu¯shu¯, Japan, 9 November 1963)
439 – Senghenydd Colliery Disaster (Senghenydd, Wales, 1913)
437 – coal mine (Coalbrook, South Africa, 1960)
422 – coal mine (New Yubari, Yubari, Hokkaido¯, Japan, 28 November 1914)
405 – coal mine (Bergkamen, West Germany, 1946)
388 – Oaks Colliery, (Barnsley, England, 1866)
376 – coal mine (Onoura, Kirino, Kyu¯shu¯, Japan, 21 December 1917)
375 – coal mine (Bihar, India, 1965)
372 – Chasnala mining disaster,Sudamdih Colliery (Dhanbad, India, 1975)
365 – coal mine (Hokoku, Itoda, Kyu¯shu¯, Japan, 20 July 1907)
362 – coal mine (Monongah, West Virginia, 1907)
344 – Pretoria Pit Disaster, (Westhoughton, England, 1910)
298 – coal mine (Saarland, West Germany, 1962)
266 – Gresford Disaster (Gresford, Wales, 1934)
263 – coal mine (Dawson, New Mexico, 1913)
263 – coal mine (Incirharmani, Kozlu, Zonguldak, Turkey, March 3, 1992)
262 – coal mine (Marcinelle, Belgium, 1956)
259 – coal mine (Cherry, Illinois, 1909)
257 – coal mine (Grundy, Virginia, 1937)
243 – coal mine (Onoura, Kirino, Kyu¯shu¯, Japan, 5 August 1909)
239 – coal mine (Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania, 1907)
236 – coal mine (Chikuho Yamano, Kyu¯shu¯, Japan, 1 June 1965)
235 – coal mine (Larisch, Karviná, Czech Republic, June 14, 1894)
214 – coal mine (Sunjiawan, Fuxing, Liaoning, China, 15 February 2005)
210 – coal mine (Hokoku, Itoda, Kyu¯shu¯, Japan, 15 June 1899)
200 – coal mine (Scofield, Utah, 1900)
200 – coal mine (Mina Rosita Vieja disaster, San Juan de Sabinas, Coahuila, Mexico, 27 February 1908)
189 – coal mine (Hillcrest mine, Canada, 1914)
183 – coal mine (Chosei, Ube, Japan, 3 February 1942)
181 – coal mine with flooding (Huayuan, Xintai, Shandong, China, August 17, 2007)
180 – coal mine (Tuzla, Bosina and Herzegovina, 1990)
177 – coal mine (Mitsubishi Bibai, Bibai, Hokkaido¯, Japan,1941)
166 – coal mine (Chenjiashan, Tongchuan, Shanxi, China, 28 November 2004)
159 – coal mine (Muchonggou, Shuicheng, Guizhou, China, 26 September 2000)
155 – coal mine (Minnie Pit, Podmore Hall, Halmer End, Staffordshire, UK, 12 January 1918)
153 – coal mine (Mina de Barroteran, Coahuila, Mexico, March 31, 1969)
151 – coal mine (Hausdorf, Germany currently Jugów, Poland, July 9, 1930)
150 – Nanaimo mine explosion (Canada, 1887)
148 – coal mine (Daping, Tongchuan, Henan, China, 20 October 2004)
147 – coal mine (Sanjiaohe, Hongdong, Shanxi, China, April 21, 1991)
134 – coal mine (Uchigo, Iwaki, Japan, March 27, 1927)
134 – coal mine (Dongfeng, Qitaihe, Heilongjiang, China, 27 November 2005)
125 – coal mine (Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada, 21 February 1891)
125 – coal mine (Amaga, Angelopolis, Antioquia, Colombia, July 15, 1977)
124 – coal mine (Chengzihe, Jixi, Heilongjiang, China, 20 June 2002)
123 – coal mine (Daxing, Xingning, Guangdong, China, 6 August 2005)
119 – coal mine (Orient #2 Mine, West Frankfort, IL, December 25, 1951)
111 – coal mine (Centralia Mine Disaster, Centralia, IL, March 25, 1947)
109 – coal mine (Everettville, WV, April 30, 1927)
108 – coal mine (Ulyanovskaya, Novokuznetsk, Kuzbass Siberia, Russia,March 19, 2007)
108 – coal mine (Dukla, Ostrava, Czech Republic, July 14, 1961)
108 – coal mine (Larisch, Karviná, Czech Republic, March 5, 1885)
105 – coal mine (Ruizhiyuan, Linfen, Shanxi, China, 5 December 2007)
101 – coal mine (methane explosion) (Zasyadko, Donetsk, Ukraine, 18 November 2007)
100 – coal mine (Armutçuk, Ereg˘li, Zonguldak, Turkey, March 8, 1983)
94 – coal mine (Haishan, Taipei, Taiwan, December 5, 1984)
93 – coal mine (Hokutan Yubari, Yubari, Hokkaido¯, Japan, 16 October 1981)
92 – coal mine (Rudnici, Aleksinac, Nisava District, Serbia, November 18, 1989)
92 – coal mine (Gangzi, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China, July 22, 2001)
91 – coal mine (Dongcun, Datong, Shanxi, China, 27 November 1996)
89 – coal mine (Xingsheng, Pingdingshan, Henan, China, March 11, 1997)
86 – coal mine (Luling coal mine, Hefei, Anhui, China, 13 May 2003)
83 – coal mine (Mitsui Miike, Omuta, Kyu¯shu¯, Japan, 18 January 1984)
83 – coal mine (Shenlong, Fukang, Xinjiang Uygur, China, 13 July 2005)
82 – coal mine (Barakova, Krasnodon, Ukraine, 11 March 2000)
74 – coal mine (Springhill mining disaster, Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada, 23 October 1958)
73 – coal mine (San Fernando, Amaga, Antioquia, Colombia, 17 June 2010)
71 – coal mine (Ueda Kamikiyo, Kawara, Kyu¯shu¯, Japan, 9 March 1961)
71 – coal mine (Trimdon Grange], Trimdon Grange, County Durham, England, 16 February 1882}[2]
68 – coal mine (Zyryanouskaya, Novokuznetsk, Kuzbass Siberia, Russia, December 2, 1997)
65 – coal mine (Pluto, Záluzˇí, Czech Republic, September 4, 1981)[3]
64 – coal mine (Hlobane, Vryheid, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, September 3, 1983)
63 – coal mine (Skochynsky, Donetsk, Ukraine, 4 April 1998)
60 – coal mine (Beilongfeng, Fushun, Liaoning, China, May 28, 1997)
59 – coal mine (Xishui mine, Shanxi province, China, 20 March 2005)
53 – coal mine (Secunda, Mpumalanga, East Transvaal, South Africa, May 13, 1993)
52 – coal mine (Zasyadka, Donetsk, Ukraine, 19 August 2001)
45 – coal mine (Abertillery, Blaenau Gwent, Wales, 28 June 1960)
43 – coal mine (Muchonggou, Shuicheng, Guizhou, China, 24 February 2003)
39 – coal mine (Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada, 1 November 1956)
36 – coal mine (Donbass, Donetsk, Ukraine, 19 July 2004)
30 – coal mine (Abaiskaya, Abai, Karaganda Oblast, Kazakhstan, January 11, 2008)
29 – coal mine Pike River Mine disaster (Greymouth, New Zealand, November 19, 2010)
26 – coal mine (Westray Mine, Nova Scotia, Canada, May 9, 1992)
24 – Nanshan Colliery disaster (Shanxi Province, China, 13 November 2006)
23 – methane explosion in Halemba coal mine (Ruda S´la˛ska Poland, 21 November 2006)
21 – coal mine (Kings Bay, Svalbard, Norway, November 5, 1962)[4]
20 – 2009 Handlová mine blast (Handlová, Slovakia, August 10, 2009)
16 – coal mine (Ningxia Hui, China, 16 October 2008)
12 – Sago Mine Disaster (Sago, West Virginia, 2 January 2006)
9 – Crandall Canyon Mine (Emery County, Utah, 6 August 2007)
3 – Gleision Colliery near Swansea, Wales Sep 16, 2011

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