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Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Bureau of Archives and History
Pennsylvania State Archives


RG-45
Records of the Department of Mines and Mineral Industries
REGISTERS OF MINE ACCIDENTS FOR THE ANTHRACITE DISTRICTS, 1899-1972 {series #45.14} & REGISTERS OF MINE ACCIDENTS FOR THE BITUMINOUS DISTRICTS, 1899-1972 {series #45.15}.

*Links to Each Page*



Links to PDF versions of Pennsylvania coal mine accident registers, providing documentation on mining accidents for the commonwealth's anthracite and bituminous coal districts, are listed above. The information contained within each report changed over time, with a few additional columns of data included in the later reports, as the volume of accidents dimished. Topics covered in both the early and later reports include: name of the inspector, name of mine, operator of the mine, name of the injured miner, mine district number, date of the accident, cause of accident, county in which the accident occurred, whether fatal, whether the accident occurred inside or outside the mine, citizenship status, nationality, job classification, marital status, and the number of children.

These documents were created by Jerry Sherard, who donated them to the State Archives in 2009 and 2010. Any errors and imperfections are the responsibility of the donor.

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Patch town of Collier, H.C. Frick Company, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, July 23, 1912


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