Mining timeline

  • Lattimer Massacre

    The shooting continued for at least a minute and a half, though some eyewitnesses claimed it may have been three minutes or more. Perhaps as many... Read more

  • Millfield Mine Disaster

    Besides the unseasonably cold weather and heavy snowfall that blanketed the ground, November 5, 1930 began like any other for the 191 miners... Read more

  • Sago Mine Disaster

    The Sago Mine disaster was a coal mine explosion on January 2, 2006, in the Sago Mine in Sago, West Virginia, USA near the Upshur County seat of... Read more

  • Wangjialing Coal Mine Flood

    The Wangjialing mine in Shanxi province flooded after miners broke a wall into an abandoned shaft on 28 March. State media says so far 114 of... Read more

  • 33 Chilean Miners Rescued After Being Trapped For 68 Days

    Most of theChilean miners have ascended to freedom from the underground chamber where they've been entombed for 10 weeks, the longest time ever... Read more