CDC - Mining - NIOSH Mine Safety and Health Technology
Aug 30, 2017 The first coal mine was sunk in Scotland, under the Firth of Forth in 1575. As the centuries continued, the population’s dependence on coal increased and more mines were opened, but it was during the industrial revolution that coal mining burgeoned. Coal was used to power the massive steam engines as well as to create iron.Sep 06, 2021 Other specific accidents: Avondale (1869) On Sept. 6, 1869, 110 miners died in a fire at this colliery in Plymouth, PA, prompting the Commonwealth to enact inspection laws for anthracite mines. Mammoth Coal Mine (1891) January 27, 1891 in Mount Pleasant, PA, 109 deaths from an explosion in the mine.