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Successful USA Mine Rescue Summary
See also Worldwide Rescuer Deaths    Worldwide Successful Rescues
Calendar of Mine Disasters    Rescuer Death Summary
Rescuer Deaths and Successful Rescues by State
Online Trivia Quiz    Record Periods of Entrapment
Archived News: Death in Mines
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1846 - Delaware-Hudson Mine Roof Fall, Carbondale, Pennsylvania
1914 - Black Diamond Mine Cave-in, Luzerne, Pennsylvania
1918 - Barnum Mine Cave-in, Pittston, Pennsylvania
1926 - Jamison No. 8 Mine Explosion, Farmington, West Virginia
1941 - Bootleg Anthracite Mine Cave-in, Pottsville, Pennsylvania
1950 - Bootleg Anthracite Mine Cave-in, Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania
1961 - Abandoned Sutro Tunnel Silver Mine, Virginia City, Nevada
1960 - U. S. Steel Iron Mine Cave-in, Ely, Minnesota
1964 - Empire Copper Mine Cave-in, MacKay, Utah
1967 - Shannopin Mine Roof Fall, Bobtown, Pennsylvania
1969 - Humphrey No. 7 Mine Fire, Mount Morris, Pennsylvania
2003 - McElroy Mine Shaft Explosion, Cameron, West Virginia
2006 - Sago Mine Explosion, Tallmansville, West Virginia
2010 - Doe Run No. 29 Mine Fire, Viburnum, Illinois
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1891 - Spring Mountain No. 1 Inundation, Jeanesville, Pennsylvania
1891 - Susquehanna Colliery Inundation, Grand Tunnel, Pennsylvania
1908 - Mid-Valley Colliery Cave-in, Shamokin, Pennsylvania
1912 - Bunker Hill Mine Cave-in, Sutter Creek, California
1914 - Cannon Mine Inundation, Franklin County, Washington
1915 - Carlisle Mine Explosion, Carlisle, West Virginia
1927 - Henry Clay Colliery, Shamokin, Pennsylvania
1928 - Kinlock Mine Explosion, Parnassus, Pennsylvania
1937 - Abandoned Coal Mine Incident, Flemington, West Virginia
1949 - Kittoe Mining Works Fire, Benton, Wisconsin
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1912 - San Bois No. 2 Mine Cave-in, McCurtain, Oklahoma
1915 - Layland No. 3 Mine Explosion, Layland, West Virginia
1933 - Abandoned Sayre Colliery, Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania
1936 - Brown Family Mine Cave-in, Crooksville, Ohio
1940 - Willow Grove No. 10 Mine Explosion, Neffs, Ohio
1942 - Cracker Jack Mine Roof Fall, Boulder, Colorado
1969 - Deep Lark Silver Mine Cave-in, Lark, Utah
1977 - Porter Tunnel Mine Inundation, Tower City, Pennsylvania
1979 - Upper Taggert Mine Rockslide, Oven Fork, Kentucky
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1913 - Cincinnati Mine Explosion, Finleyville, Pennsylvania
1934 - Sinclair Mine Fire, Switz, Indiana
1937 - Bootleg Anthracite Mine Cave-in, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania
1956 - Kaiser Coal Company Mine Roof Fall, Sunnyside, Utah
1968 - Southwest Potash Mine Collapse, Carlsbad, New Mexico
1980 - Florence Mine Roof Fall, Huff, Pennsylvania
1985 - Powderhorn Mine Roof Fall, DeBeque Canyon, Colorado
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1890 - Jersey No. 8 Cave-in and Explosion, Ashley, Pennsylvania
1907 - Berwind-White Mine No. 38 Inundation, Foustwell, Pennsylvania
1912 - Norrie Mine Cave-in, Ironwood, Michigan
1919 - Old Colony Mine Cave-in, Ligonier, Pennsylvania
1928 - Mather Mine Explosion, Mather, Pennsylvania
1939 - Bootleg Anthracite Mine Cave-in, Shenandoah, Pennsylvania
1939 - Bootleg Anthracite Mine Cave-in, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
1948 - Bootleg Anthracite Mine Inundation, Shamokin, Pennsylvania
1957 - Abandoned Kentucky Coal Mine, Harlan, Kentucky
1958 - Boone County Coal Corp. Inundation, Logan, West Virginia
1968 - Saxsewell No. 8 Inundation, Hominy Falls, West Virginia
1972 - Sunshine Silver Mine Fire, Kellogg, Idaho
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1915 - Longacre-Chapman Zinc Mine Inundation, Neck City, Missouri
1917 - Granite Mountain Copper Mine Fire, Butte, Montana
1929 - South Eureka Mine Cave-in, Sutter Creek, California
1933 - Madeira Hill Mine Cave-in, Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania
1936 - Helena Mine Cave-in, Helena, Montana
1952 - Penokee Iron Ore Mine Cave-in, Ironwood, Michigan
1957 - Betsy No. 3 Mine Cave-in, Fernwood, Ohio
1962 - Bull Gulch Lead and Zinc Mine Cave-in, Jefferson City, Montana
1970 - Abandoned Hazard Gold Mine, Foresthill, California
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1914 - Banovich Silver Mine Asphyxiation, Tonopah, Nevada
1916 - Lake Erie Tunnel Explosion, Cleveland, Ohio
1933 - Locust Gap Mine Roof Fall, Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania
1937 - Baker Mine Explosion, Sullivan, Indiana
1938 - Praco No. 7 Rock Fall, Praco, Alabama
1938 - Veta Silver Mine Cave-in, Duncan, Arizona
1963 - Castle Shannon Coal No. 2 Shaft, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2002 - Quecreek Mine Inundation, Friedens, Pennsylvania
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1911 - White Oak Mine Cave-in, Villa Heights, Missouri
1926 - Hudson Zinc and Spar Mine Cave-in, Salem, Kentucky
1934 - Bootleg Anthracite Mine Rockslide, Coal Castle, Pennsylvania
1936 - Esry Mine Fire, Moberly, Missouri
1963 - Oneida No. 2 Slope Cave-in, Oneida, Pennsylvania
1963 - Cane Creek Mine Explosion, Grand County, Utah
1968 - Amherst No. 1 Mine Roof Fall, Lundale, West Virginia
1991 - McElroy Mine Roof Fall, Moundsville, West Virginia
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1914 - Centennial Gold Mine Cave-in, Eureka, Utah
1915 - Rahn Colliery Explosion, Coaldale, Pennsylvania
1916 - Good Spring Colliery Cave-in, Tremont, Pennsylvania
1931 - Unnamed Coal Mine Cave-in, Charleston, West Virginia
1943 - Three Point Mine Explosion, Southeast Kentucky
1970 - Ranchers Exploration & Development Mine, Vance County, NC
1989 - Hidden Treasure Mine, Stockton, Utah
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1897 - Von Storch Mine Fire, Scranton, Pennsylvania
1911 - Shakespeare Placer Gold Mine Cave-in, Dome Creek, Alaska
1913 - Vogel and Lawrence Lignite Mine Cave-in, Rockdale, Texas
1913 - Continental Mine Cave-in, Centralia, Pennsylvania
1914 - Royalton North No. 1 Mine Explosion, Royalton, Illinois
1914 - Mulga Mine Explosion, Mulga, Alabama
1914 - Patterson No. 2 Mine Explosion, Elizabeth, Pennsylvania
1915 - Continental Colliery Cave-in, Centralia, Pennsylvania
1931 - Mocanaqua Mine Explosion, Mocanaqua, Pennsylvania
1935 - Bootleg Anthracite Mine Cave-in, Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania
1938 - Lilly Meade Mine Cave-in, Owensboro, Kentucky
1954 - Bootleg Anthracite Mine Cave-in, Branchdale, Pennsylvania
1958 - Bishop No. 34 Mine Explosion, Bishop, Virginia
1965 - Wildcat Cave Entrapment, Hinckley, Ohio
1980 - University of Arizona Experimental Mine, Pima County, Arizona
1987 - Diamond Gold Mine Entrapment, Leadville, Colorado
1987 - Baby Jessica McClure's Entrapment, Midland, Texas
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1909 - St. Paul No. 2 Mine Fire, Cherry, Illinois
1916 - Bessie Mine Explosion, Palos, Alabama
1926 - Tomhicken Mine Inundation, Hazleton, Pennsylvania
1926 - Mound Mine Explosion, Moundsville, West Virginia
1933 - South Scranton Mine Cave-in, Scranton, Pennsylvania
1962 - Abandoned Idaho Bride Gold Mine, Idaho Springs, Colorado
1968 - Consol No. 9 Mine Explosions, Farmington, West Virginia
1985 - Bessie "G" Gold Mine Avalanche, LaPlata County, Colorado
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1869 - East Sugar Loaf Colliery Cave-in, Stockton, Pennsylvania
1906 - Edison Tunnel Cave-in, Bakersfield, California
1907 - Draper Mine Inundation, Gilberton, Pennsylvania
1911 - Cross Mountain Mine Explosion, Briceville, Tennessee
1914 - Bonar Mine Asphyxiation, BEast Bernstadt, Kentucky
1914 - Sibley Iron Mine Cave-in, Ely, Minnesota
1914 - West Brookside Mine Roof Fall, Pottsville, Pennsylvania
1915 - Newcastle Mine Rock Fall, Seattle, Washington
1940 - Kent No. 2 Mine Roof Fall, McIntyre, Pennsylvania
1950 - Big 4 Mine Cave-in, Selleck, Washington
1951 - Orient No. 2 Mine Explosion, West Frankfort, Illinois
1957 - Pocahontas Fuel No. 31 Mine Explosion, Amonate, Virginia
1970 - Leckie Mine Roof Fall, Anjean, West Virginia
1987 - Slate Top Mine Roof Fall, Woodbine, Kentucky
Note: The list above represents all the successful rescues in the United States that we've been able to locate.  It most probably does not include all that have occurred.  As more incidents are uncovered, they too will be included.  If you know of any others that have been overlooked, please contact us.

See also Rescuer Death Summary

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Additional Resources:

The links below include pages from the Bureau of Mines Annual Reports which describe accidents in which lives were saved.

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