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1 PRE-1963 COLORADO MINING FATALITIES by Gerald E. Sherard Lakewood, CO 80226-2629 (2006) The State of Colorado has a rich history of mining which began in the mid-1800s. Many books have been written about Colorado's mining towns with the most noted authors being John K. Aldrich, Robert L. Brown, Perry Eberhart, and George R. Eicher. In the mid-1800s there was no organized reporting of mine fatalities but in 1884 the death of 59 miners at the Crested Butte coal mine in Gunnison County inspired the State of Colorado to pass legislation requiring mining companies to report their accidents, both fatal and nonfatal. These annual and biannual reports which are listed in the Bibliography were used in the preparation of this book. Colorado's major mine accidents, their causes, and number of men killed are as follows: January 24, 1884, Crested Butte Mine, Gunnison Co., Colorado Coal & Iron Co., gas and dust explosion ignited by a lamp, 59 killed. November 13, 1885, Bull-Domingo Mine, Custer Co., explosion and fire, 10 killed. September 9, 1889, White Ash Mine, Jefferson Co., White Ash Coal & Mining Co., inundation with water when Old Loveland shaft broke into White Ash workings, 10 killed. January 10, 1893, Como No. 5 Mine, Park Co., Park Coal Co., gas and dust explosion form blown out shot, 24 killed. January 4, 1896, Anna Lee Mine, El Paso Co., caving in of shaft, 8 killed. February 18, 1896, Vulcan Mine, Garfield Co., A.T.&S.F. Coal Co., Explosion of gas and dust ignited by firing shot in the chute, 49 killed. September 3, 1897, Sunshine Mine, Garfield Co., Colorado Fuel & Iron Co., explosion of gas and dust ignited by a lamp, 12 killed. November 20, 1901, Smuggler Union Mine, San Miguel Co., fire, 28 killed. August 7, 1902, Bowen Mine, Las Animas Co., Victor-American Fuel Co., explosion of dust ignited by giant powder, 13 killed. January 26, 1904 Stratton’s Independence Mine, Teller Co., Victor Teller Co., cage accident, 15 killed. October 28, 1904, Tercio Mine, Las Animas Co., Colorado Fuel & Iron Co., explosion of dust ignited by blown out shots, 19 killed. February 19, 1906, Maitland Mine, Huerfano Co., Victor-American Fuel Co., explosion of gas caused by open lights, 14 killed. April 22, 1906, Cuartro Mine, Las Animas Co., Colorado Fuel & Iron Co., explosion of gas and dust ignited by open light, 19 killed. January 23, 1907, Primero Mine, Las Animas Co., Colorado Fuel & Iron Co., explosion of gas and dust ignited by a safety lamp, 24 killed. July 6, 1909, Toller Mine, Las Animas Co., Cedar Hill Coal & Coke Co., explosion of gas caused by open light, 9 killed. January 31, 1910, Primero Mine, Las Animas Co., Colorado Fuel & Iron Co., explosion of gas and dust, 75 killed. October 8, 1910, Starkville Mine, Las Animas Co., Colorado Fuel and Iron Co., explosion of dust caused by arc from runaway trip, 56 killed. November 8, 1910, Victor-American Fuel Co., Las Animas Co., explosion of gas and dust caused by a fire, 79 killed. December 14, 1910, Leyden mine, Jefferson Co., Leyden Coal Co., mine fire, 10 killed. February 9, 1911, Coakedale Mine, Las Animas Co., Carbon Coal & Coke Co., explosion of dust caused by a blown-out shot, 17 killed. June 18, 1912, Hastings Mine, Las Animas Co., Victor-American Fuel Co., explosion of gas caused by a defective safety lamp, 12 killed. December 16, 1913, Vulcan Mine, Garfield Co., Coryell Mine Leasing, explosion of dust powder caused by an open light, 37 killed.
|Call Number||G929.3788 S551pr|
|Title||Pre-1963 Colorado mining fatalities|
|Title-Alternative||Colorado mining fatalities|
|Creator(s)||Sherard, Gerald E. (Gerald Emerson), 1947-|
|Summary||An alphabetical listing of people who were killed in mining accidents in Colorado from 1884, when state legislation first required mining companies to report their accidents, through 1962.|
|Physical Description||115 p.|
Registers of births, etc.--Colorado.
|Filename||Colorado Mining Accidents pre 1963.pdf|