Your Amazon purchases made using this link will benefit the United States Mine Rescue Association


united states mine rescue association
Mine Disasters in
the United States


Consolidated Amador Mining
Amador Mine Hoisting Disaster

Amador, California
May 30, 1874
No. Killed 5



The last cage was being hoisted with five men, when the bolts holding the reel broke, detaching the drum from it, letting the cage and wire rope fall into the mine, a distance of 1700 feet, killing all on it.



See more about these products


  Rescue Contests     Pop Quizzes     Mine Disasters   •  USMRA Membership     Links Library     Training Repository     Contact