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List of fatal US mine disasters in recent decades

List of fatal US mine disasters in recent decades

A list of some recent fatal mine disasters in the United States:
_ 2007: Six miners, three rescuers killed in collapses at the Crandall Canyon mine in Emery County, Utah, owned by a subsidiary of Murray Energy.
_ 2006: 12 killed in a methane explosion at the Sago Mine in West Virginia owned by International Coal Group.
_ 2006: Five killed in an explosion at the Kentucky Darby No. 1 Mine in Harlan County, Kentucky.
_ 2001: 13 killed in explosions at a Jim Walter Resources Inc. mine in Brookwood, Alabama.
_ 1992: Eight killed in an explosion at a Southmountain Coal Co. mine in Norton, Virginia.
_ 1989: 10 killed in an explosion at a Pyro Mining Co. mine in Wheatcroft, Kentucky.
_ 1986: Five killed when a coal pile collapses at Consolidation Coal Co.'s mine in Fairview, West Virginia.
_ 1984: 27 killed by a fire at Emery Mining Corp.'s mine in Orangeville, Utah.
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The nation's single deadliest mining disaster was in 1907, when 362 were killed in an explosion near Monongah, West Virginia.
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Source: AP archives, federal mining safety statistics.