Mining Disasters With Fatalities

February 13, 1874 - Phoenix Mine, Phoenix, Keweenaw County - Dynamite explosion - 6 fatalities (C)

April 10, 1883 - Keelridge Mine, Norway, Dickenson County - Enginehouse caves in 1,000 feel into mine, 8 fatalities (I)

July, 1887 - Vulcan Mine, Vulcan, Dickenson County - Lose tram car gets away, striking cage of miners in shaft, 4 fatalities (I)

May 14, 1893 - Red Jacket Shaft Mine, Calumet, Houghton County - Overwind of hoisting cage - 10 fatalities (C)

September 28, 1893 - Mansfield Mine, Crystal Falls, Iron County - Inrush of water - 28 fatalities (I)

September 7, 1895 - Osceola Mine, Calumet, Houghton County - Fire on 27th level - 30 fatalities (C)

June 4, 1901 - Chapin Mine, Iron Mountain, Dickenson County - Dynamite explosion - 8 fatalities (I)

December 7, 1907 - Rolling Mill Mine, Negaunee, Marquette County - Skip fell - 10 fatalities (I)

May 5, 1911 - Hartford-Cambria #2, Negaunee, Marquette County - Fire in mine - 7 fatalities (I)

May 13, 1912 - Norrie Mine, Ironwood, Gogebic County. - Mine cave-in - 7 fatalities (I)

July 14, 1914 - Balkan Mine, Palatka, Iron County. - Water rush in rise - 7 fatalities (I)

February 21, 1918 - Amasa-Porter Mine, Crystal Falls, Iron County - Cave-in by water - 17 fatalities (I)

November 3, 1926 - Barnes Hecker Mine, Ishpeming, Marquette County - Flood in mine - 51 fatalities (I)

October 29, 1927 - Quincy Mine Shaft #2, Hancock, Houghton County - Fall of rock in shaft - 7 fatalities (C)

October 30, 1952 - Herron Alpena Enterprises, Herron, Alpena County - Shaft explosion - 5 fatalities (G)

June 1, 1959 - Sherwood Mine, Iron River, Iron County - Inrush of hot gases and steam - 6 fatalities (I)


Key: (C) Copper Mines, (I) Iron Mines, (G) Gold mine.