Today in Mining History: December 19, 1984 and 1907

Darr Mine Fire: Dec. 19, 1907 At 11:30 a.m., a massive explosion rocked the Darr Mine of the Pittsburgh Coal Co. near the village of Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania, at the point at which the creek enters the Youghiogheny River above Smithton. Just one miner near the surface was able to escape the holocaust that took 239 lives.   It…

Weekly Toll: Workers Who Punched in, but Never Punched Out Last Week

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Florida Construction Worker Killed After Being Trapped Under Crane at Marina Bradenton, FL — Authorities say a construction worker was killed and another worker injured when a crane toppled at a marina on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Other construction workers attempted to free Chadwick Adam Brown, of Pinellas, Thursday when he became caught under the construction crane…

Weekly Toll: Death In the Workplace

U.P. woman dies in workplace accident in Mackinac County MACKINAC COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) — An Upper Peninsula woman is dead after a workplace accident in Mackinac County. Michigan State Police said it happened at the Carmeuse Lime & Stone facility on M-134 in Cedarville around 1:50 a.m. Saturday.  Upon their arrival, troopers said they found…

Weekly Toll: A Few of the Workers Killed on the Job Last Week

Question: in this election season, how many candidates are being asked about their plans to reduce the every-day carnage in the country’s workplaces? Construction worker killed at Margaritaville Resort in Kissimmee, authorities say Kissimmee, FL — A construction worker was killed after his truck fell into a retention pond at the Margaritaville Resort in Kissimmee,…