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Alabama Mine Accidents:
A Bibliography

This bibliography includes newspaper articles and books about mine accidents that occurred in Alabama. This is a "work-in-progress" and will be expanded as time allows. Most resources listed are available at the Birmingham Public Library.

 NEWSPAPER ARTICLES  - ACCIDENTS

Pratt Mine No. 1 (22 May 1891)

  • "Death Horror!" Birmingham Age-Herald 23 May 1891: 1. (Thomas Moore, white; Ed Conley, white; W. D. Mayfield, white; A. M. Hayes, white; J. G. Davis, white; Phil Page, black; Bob Clayton, black; Thomas Hare, black; Joe Hall, black; Thomas Hamilton, black; Charles H. Robinson, black)

  • "The Mine Disaster" Birmingham Age-Herald 24 May 1891: 7. (Includes names of victims, race, and crimes committed; all convicts except Thomas Moore who was a free laborer)

  • Hooper, J. de B. "The Pratt Mines Explosion Report by the Mine Inspector" Alabama Sentinel 13 Jun 1891: 1.

  • Hooper, J. de B. "Shaft No. 1, Pratt Mines: Supplementary Report by the State Mine Inspector Replying to the Report Filed by the Expert Board" Alabama Sentinel 5 Sep 1891: 1.

Blocton Mine No. 1 (5 Jan 1895)

  • "Three Men Killed" Birmingham Age-Herald 8 Jan 1895: 5. (2 killed at Sloss; 1  killed at Blocton No. 1; no names given)

Sloss (Ore Mine) (5 Jan 1895)

  • "Three Men Killed" Birmingham Age-Herald 8 Jan 1895: 5. (2 killed at Sloss;  1 killed at Blocton No. 1; no names given)

Blossburg No. 1 (28 Jan 1895)

  • "One Miner Killed" Birmingham News 2 Mar 1895: 5.

Pratt (24 Feb 1895)

  • "Died of Suffocation" Birmingham Age-Herald 26 Feb 1895: 4.  (John Patton and Louis Stevens, both Negro convicts)

  • "Two Dead: Suffocation was the Fearful Fate" Birmingham News 25 Feb 1895: 4. (John Patton and Louis Stevens)

Mary Lee Mine (4 Apr 1895)

  • "Killed by Coal" Birmingham News 4 Apr 1895: 2.  (Benjamin Hagood, colored miner)

Pratt No. 6 (19 Apr 1895)

  • "A Boy Killed" Birmingham News 20 Apr 1895: 5. (John Ely, age 16 or 17)

  • "Pratt City Gossip" Birmingham Age-Herald 21 Apr 1895: 3 (small notice  about the funeral of the boy killed at Mine No. 6)

Coalburg "C" (8 May 1895)

  • "In a Mine" Birmingham News 9 May 1895: 3.  (August Dummelmont, a Frenchman)

Pratt No. 4 (24 May 1895)

  • "Fearful Dash of Tram Cars Down a Mine Slope" Birmingham News 24 May 1895: 6. (Bill Fields, colored)

  • "Death on Wheels" Birmingham Age-Herald 25 May 1895: 8.  (William Fields, Negro driver)

 T.C.I. No. 4 (24 May 1895)

  • "Fearful Dash of Tram Cars…" Birmingham News 24 May 1895: 6.

Pratt Mine (9 Feb 1896)

  • "Run Down and Killed: Frightful Accident to a Coalburg Mine Timber Boss" Birmingham State Herald 9 Feb 1896: 3 (sect. 1)  (W. M. Billingsly)

Belle Ellen Mine (20 Sep 1897)

  • "Slope #2 at Belle Ellen Mines" Birmingham News 20 Sep 1897: 1.

  • "Miners Doomed to Death: Five Men Cut Off by Flames at Belle Ellen" Age-Herald 21 Sep 1898: 8. (Hubbard Foley, white; Herman Garner, white; Frank James, black; Henry Reeves, black; William Fairfax, black)

  • "Sealed" Birmingham News 21 Sep 1897: p. 6.

  • "Belle Ellen Still Burning: Three Negroes and Two White Men Smothered to Death" Age-Herald 23 Sep 1897: 5.

  • "No Change at Belle Ellen: The Entry Still Sealed and Will Be Flooded This Morning" Age-Herald 23 Sep 1897: 3.

  • "Must Remain Sealed: The Belle Ellen Mine Cannot be Opened for Some Time" Age-Herald 24 Sep 1897: 3.

  • "Four Bodies Recovered: Fire Under Control at Belle Ellen Mines: Will Probably Reach the Other Two Today..." Age-Herald 28 Sep 1897: 5.  (Hubbard Foley; Herman Kramer; Henry Reeves; Frank James)

Coalburg No. 5 (28 Jan 1898)

  • "Heavy Damage Suit Filed Against the Sloss Iron & Steel Company Yesterday for Death of F. W. Hartman: Deceased was Killed While Confined in the Mines as a Convict, Sent Up from the Police Court" Birmingham Age-Herald 23 March 1898: 5. 

Palos (April 1898)

  • "A Miner Killed: James A. Shannon Met a Horrible Death at Palos" Birmingham News 29 Apr 1898: 4. (James A. Shannon, 25, white; crushed in fall of coal)

Pratt Mine, Slope No. 2 (12 Mar 1898)

  • "Six men Killed in Slope No. 2, Pratt Mines, This Morning" Birmingham News 19 Mar 1898: 6 

  • "Was Caused by Fire Damp: Explosion in Slope No. 2, Pratt Mines, Which Killed Six: Full Investigation Held" Birmingham Age-Herald 27 Mar 1898: 5.

Adger (12 May 1898)

  • Death of a Miner: Jim Johnson Called to Sudden Account Yesterday Afternoon" Birmingham News 13 May 1898: 2. (Jim Johnson, black; falling slate)

New Castle Mine (15 Aug 1898)

  • "Explosion at Newcastle" Birmingham News 16 Aug 1898: 5  (John Jefferson)

  • "Fatal Gas Explosion" Age-Herald 17 Aug 1898: 2. (John Jefferson)

  • "John Jefferson's Burial" Birmingham News 17 Aug 1898: 5.

Adger (17 Aug 1898)

  • "Young Man's Death" Birmingham News 17 Aug 1898: 7 (Doc Baston)

Belle Ellen (21 Oct 1898)

  • "Miner Killed" Birmingham News 22 Oct 1898: 2 (John James)

Patterson No. 2 (17 Nov 1898)

  • "Three Fatalities" Birmingham News 18 Nov 1898: 3 (2 railroad; 1 mining)

TCI Slope No. 5 (15 Dec 1898)

  • "Fall of Coal" Birmingham News 16 Dec 1898: 1 (Dan McCoy)

Blocton No. 2 (21 Feb 1899)

  • "Five Men Met Horrible Death from Mine Explosion: Unfortunate Miners were Employed at Night" Age-Herald 22 Feb 1899: 5.  (R. L. Davenport, white miner;  W. W. Davenport, white miner; Robert Cureton, colored miner; Mark Dooley, colored miner; Joe Carpenter, colored driver)

  • "Five Coal Miners Dead" Birmingham News 21 Feb 1899: 7 (R. L. Davenport, W. W. Davenport, Robert Cureton, Mark Dooley, Joe Carpenter)

  • "Fatal Mine Explosion: Five Miners Killed by a 'Windy Shot' at Blocton" Labor Advocate 25 Feb 1899: 2.

  • "Report of Chief Mine Inspector: The Explosion at Slope No. 2 at Blocton Investigated" Age-Herald 12 Mar 1899: 2

Ishkooda (24 Feb 1899)

  • "Met Horrible Death" Age-Herald 26 Feb 1899: 5. (Jeff Gary)

Pratt Mine No. 1 (1 Jun 1899)

  • "One Man Killed in Mine Explosion" Age-Herald 3 June 1899: 5. (John Parker)

Blossburg (West Pratt) (22 Jun 1899)

  • "His Skull Crushed…" Birmingham News 23 June 1899: 2. (George Robinson)

  • "Crushed His Skull" Age-Herald 24 June 1899: 5. (George Robinson)

Belle Sumpter Mine (Aug 1899)

  • "Mine Inspectors' Report: Accident During the Month of August Which Caused Two Deaths" Age-Herald 3 Sep 1899: 5 (section 1)  (Dan Tolliver and John H. Jones, colored, miners)

Mabel (12 Sep 1899)

  • "Negro Miner Killed" Birmingham News 13 Sep 1899: 3. (Tom Evans)

Coal City Mine (12 Sep 1899)

  • "Coal City: Bob Perry Dies from Injuries Received in Old Mine" Labor Advocate 23 Sep 1899: 8.

Pratt Mines Shaft No. 1 (28 Sep 1899)

  • "Convict Fell 150 Feet" Birmingham News  28 Sep 1899: p. 7 (Henry Reed)

  • "Two Convicts  Met a Horrible Death" Age Herald 30 Sep 1899: 5. (George McCoy and Sam Walker)

Adger Mine (6 Oct 1899)

  • "A Fatal Affray: Colord [sic] Miner Killed" Birmingham News 7 Oct 1899: 2.  (Frank Derricot)

New Found Mine (18 Dec 1899)

  • "Negro Miner Killed" Birmingham News 20 Dec 1899: 5. (Henry Westbrook)

Nebo (19 Feb 1900)

  • "Joe Houser Killed" Birmingham News 20 Feb 1900: 8.

Bruce (24 May 1900)

  • "Fall of Slate" Birmingham News 24 May 1900: 16. (J. O. Stewart)

Adger (26 May 1900)

  • "Accident in the Mines" Birmingham News 26 May 1900: 8. (Charles Evans)

Lockhart (29 Jun 1900)

  • "Killed in the Mines" Age Herald 1 July 1900: 5. (Charles Boschong)

Pratt No. 6 (Aug 1900)

  • "They Met Death by Fall of Rock in the Mines" Birmingham News 14 Aug  1900: 8. (James Sharp and James Pickett)

  • "Two Negroes Killed" Age-Herald 15 Aug 1900: 3. (James Sharp and James Pickett)

Underwood (21 Sep 1900)

  • "Negro Miner Meets a Horrible Death" Age-Herald 28 Sep 1900: 3.

Adger (Jan 1901)

  • "Death in Mines" Birmingham News 18 Jan 1901: 7. (Jim Smith)

State Insane Asylum Mines (20 Feb 1901)

  • "Thirteen Men are Entombed in the Mines Near Tuscaloosa: Head of Water Rushed in From an Abandoned Shaft Filling the Mine to the Depth of Ten Feet; Practically No Hope for Buried Men" Birmingham Age-Herald 21 Feb 1901: 1.

  • "Miners Entombed: Probable Fatal Accident in Alabama Mine; Thirteen Men are Supposed to have Perished" Biloxi Daily Herald (MS) 22 Feb 1901: 1.

Belle Sumpter (29 Apr 1901)

  • "Colored Miner Killed" Birmingham News 30 April 1902: 8. (Jim Vaughan)

Sayreton Mine (30 Jul 1902)

  • "Two Miners Meet a Sudden Death" Birmingham Age-Herald 31 July 1902: 5.

  • "Two Met Death" Birmingham News 31 July 1902: 2.

Belle Ellen Mine (6 Sep 1902)

  • "Two Were Killed" Birmingham News  6 Sep 1902: 18.

Sayreton Mines (1 Jan 1904)

  • "Falling Stone Carries Death: James Alford Israel Victim of Mine Accident at Sayreton" Birmingham News 2 Jan 1904: 9. (James Alford Israel; white; miner; crushed by rock)

Virginia Mines (20 Feb 1905)

  • "More Than 100 Men Entombed in Mines Frightful Catastrophe at Virginia City" Birmingham Age-Herald 21 Feb 1905:  1. (includes list)

  • "Cray explains Catastrophe" Birmingham Age-Herald 21 Feb 1905: 1.

  • "Killed by Explosion" Birmingham Age-Herald 21 Feb 1905: 7. (includes list)

  • "Every Home in Virginia City House of Sorrow: With Pick and Shovel Men Race with Death" Birmingham Age-Herald 21 Feb 1905: 7.

  • "Over Hundred Lives Probably Lost at Virginia Mines" Birmingham News 21 Feb 1905: 1.

  • "Little or No Hope Hold Out for Entombed Men but the Rescue Work Goes on Day and Night" Birmingham News 21 Feb 1905: 1.

  • "Official List of Entombed Men: One Hundred and Seven in All" Birmingham News 21 Feb 1905: 1.

  • "Five Blackened Corpses Taken Out Up to 2 O'clock p.m. Today" Birmingham News, 21 Feb 1905: 1.

  • "The Commercial Club called to Act in Virginia Disaster" Birmingham News 21 Feb 1905: 1.

  • "Force of Explosion was Something Fearful" Birmingham News 21 Feb 1905: 7.

  • "100 Miners Entombed; All Perhaps Killed: Explosion of Dust Causes Disaster in Alabama Pit" New York Times 21 Feb 1905: 1.

  • "Headline Articles and Death List" Birmingham Age-Herald 22 Feb 1905: 1.

  • "Help for the Distressed: Fire Damp in the Virginia Mines" Birmingham Age-Herald, 22 Feb 1905: 1, 4.

  • "Col. S. W. Johnson Talks of the Awful Tragedy" Birmingham Age-Herald 22 Feb 1905: 5.

  • "Hundreds of Rescuers have Hastened to the Scene" Birmingham Age-Herald 22 Feb 1905: 1, 7.

  • "Grief Stricken Relatives Weary with Long Vigils" Birmingham Age- Herald 22 Feb 1905: 1, 7.

  • "Bringing in the Dead from the Virginia Mine Horror the Occupation of Today" Birmingham Ledger 22 Feb 1905:  1.

  • "Only Sons are Among the Dead: Terrible Loss of Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Powell" Birmingham Ledger 22 Feb 1905: 1.

  • Jones, C. P., Jr. "Sights at Virginia City That Tried Men's Souls" Birmingham Ledger 22 Feb 1905: 1.

  • "Underground Death Chamber at Virginia City has Given Up Eighty-one Blackened Bodies" Birmingham News 22 Feb 1905: 1, 12.

  • "Names of Forty-eight Dead Taken From the Mines" Birmingham News 22 Feb 1905: 1.

  • "Will Give Aid to Sufferers" Birmingham News 22 Feb 1905: 7.

  • "Citizens Inaugurate a Relief Movement" Birmingham News 22 Feb 1905: 10.

  • "To Render Aid to Sufferers" Birmingham News 22 Feb 1905: 10.

  • "Railroad Helping in Mine Honor" Birmingham News 22 Feb 1905:  10.

  • "The Relatives are Gathering" Birmingham News 22 Feb 1905: 10.

  • "The Worst Yet in Alabama Mines" Birmingham News 22 Feb 1905: 10.

  • "It is Appalling says Jerry Fountain" Birmingham News 22 Feb 1905: 10.

  • "Fifty Bodies Taken from Wrecked Mine: Hope for the Remaining Sixty-Six is Now Abandoned; 300 Children Destitute" New York Times 22 Feb 1905.

  • "Mule Disappears After Explosion" Birmingham Age-Herald 23 Feb 1905: 7.

  • "76 Bodies Recovered From Ruins …" Birmingham Age-Herald 23 Feb 1905: 1. (includes partial list)

  • "Eighty Funerals in Pratt Today" Birmingham Age-Herald 23 Feb 1905: 2.

  • "Help for Widows and Orphans" Birmingham Age-Herald 23 Feb 1905: 4.

  • "More than $10,000 Raised in 24 Hours for the Miner's Families" Birmingham Age-Herald  23 Feb 1905: 5. (includes list of contributors)

  • "Many Flock to Scene" Birmingham Age-Herald 23 Feb 1905: 7.

  • "Physicians Called Upon to Apply Restoratives" Birmingham Age-Herald 23 Feb 1905: 1, 4, 7.

  • "Ensley Raises Funds for Families" Birmingham Age-Herald 23 Feb 1905: 7.

  • "Ninety Bodies Taken out of Virginia Mines: Water now Threatens to Retard Rescue Work," Birmingham News, 23 Feb 1905: 1, 9.

  • "Bad Air and Odor Impede Rescue Work" Birmingham News 23 Feb 1905: 1.

  • "92 Victims Recovered …" Birmingham Age-Herald 24 Feb 1905: 1, 4.

  • "Many Funerals are held in Pratt City" Birmingham Age-Herald 24 Feb 1905: 2.

  • "Bodies Claimed Excepting Three" Birmingham Age-Herald 24 Feb 1905: 2. (includes list)

  • "Virginia City Horror" Birmingham Age-Herald 24 Feb 1905: 4.

  • "Relief Fund is Now Near $14,000 Mark" Birmingham Age-Herald 24 Feb 1905: 5.

  • "Relief Committee Goes to Scene of Explosion" Birmingham Age-Herald 24 Feb 1905: 5.

  • "L. B. Musgrove Plans to Raise $40,000 for Fund" Birmingham Age-Herald 24 Feb 1905: 5.

  • "One Miner was Found on Knees in Prayer" Birmingham Age-Herald 24 Feb 1905: 5.

  • "Musical Benefit Sunday Afternoon" Birmingham Age-Herald 24 Feb  1905: 5.

  • "The List of Recovered Bodies now Number One Hundred" Birmingham News 24 Feb 1905: 1, 2. 

  • "Still Finding Bodies: Relief Committee on Hand" Birmingham News 24 Feb 1905: 1.

  • "Blocton Council Makes Subscription to Relief Fund" Birmingham News 24 Feb 1905: 2.

  • "Let Everybody Help" Birmingham News 24 Feb 1905: 4.

  • "Bessemer's Prompt Action" Birmingham News 24 Feb 1905: 4.

  • "Hoch and His Methods" Birmingham News 24 Feb 1905: 4.

  • "The Committee Visits Scene" Birmingham News 24 Feb 1905: 7.

  • "Bessemer Does its Part Nobly" Birmingham News 24 Feb 1905: 8.

  • "Tolling of Bells Still Being Heard" Birmingham News 24 Feb 1905: 10.

  • "The News' Fund Now Over $1,500" Birmingham News 24 Feb 1905: 10.

  • "The Relief Fund Continues to Grow" Birmingham News 24 Feb 1905: 10.

  • "Sights and Scenes at Virginia Mines" Birmingham News 24 Feb 1905: 12.

  • "Practical Plan for Relief Fund" Birmingham News 24 Feb 1905: 14.

  • "One Hundred Bodies is the Latest Figure" Birmingham Age-Herald 25  Feb 1905: 1.

  • "Church Bells Toll for Stricken Dead" Birmingham Age-Herald 25 Feb 1905: 8.

  • "No More Bodies Removed from Virginia Mines" Birmingham News 25 Feb 1905: 1. 

  • "Cheerfully in Ensley Giving," Birmingham News 25 Feb 1905: 8. 

  • "Relief Fund Exceed $22,000" Birmingham News 25 Feb 1905: 10.

  • "The News' Fund Still Grows" Birmingham News 25 Feb 1905: 10.

  • "Colored Lodges will Donate" Birmingham News 25 Feb 1905: 10.

  • "Eight Coffins are Ordered" Birmingham News 25 Feb 1905: 19.

  • "Bessemer Fund is Still Growing" Birmingham News 25 Feb 1905: 19.

  • "News of Pratt City" Birmingham News 25 Feb 1905: 19.

  • "One More Body Added to List" Birmingham Age-Herald 26 Feb 1905: 1.

  • "Subscription Now Over $23,000" Birmingham Age-Herald 26 Feb 1905: 2.

  • "Pratt City to the Relief With $500" Birmingham Age-Herald 26 Feb 1905: 9.

  • "Digging Coal is Most Dangerous of Mining" Birmingham Age-Herald 26 Feb 1905: 22.

  • "Two More Bodies are Brought Out" Birmingham Age-Herald 27 Feb 1905: 6.

  • "Two More Bodies Taken From Mine Birmingham News 27 Feb 1905: 1.

  • "The Grand Jury Submits Report" Birmingham News 27 Feb 1905: 2.

  • "Committees are Investigating" Birmingham News 27 Feb 1905: 6.

  • "Wylam Citizens Meet Tonight" Birmingham News 27 Feb 1905: 7.

  • "Very Pleasing was Concert" Birmingham News 27 Feb 1905: 7.

  • "Donations Still Being Received" Birmingham News 27 Feb 1905: 8.

  • "The Relief Fund Close to $25,000" Birmingham News, 27 Feb 1905: 10.

  • "The News' Fund Reaches $2,200" Birmingham News 27 Feb 1905: 10.

  • "Five Bodies Since Saturday," Birmingham News, 27 February 1905, p. 11.

  • "Slow Progress in Work of Recovery" Birmingham Age-Herald 28 Feb 1905: 2. 

  • "Miners are Urged to Endorse Plan" Birmingham Age-Herald 28 Feb 1905: 5.\

  • "No More Bodies Taken From Mine" Birmingham News 28 Feb 1905: 1.

  • "Employment and Homes for Virginia Mine Sufferers" Birmingham News 28 Feb 1905:  1.

  • "Deep Sympathy is Expressed" Birmingham News 28 Feb 1905: 7.

  • "Relief Fund is Over $25,000" Birmingham News 28 Feb 1905: 10.

  • "Committee Busy Aiding the Needy" Birmingham Age-Herald 1 Mar 1905: 2.

  • "Relief Fund is Now Over $500" Birmingham Age-Herald 1 Mar 1905: 2.

  • "Revived Drooping Spirits" Birmingham Age-Herald 1 Mar 1905: 4.

  • "Heroes at the Mine" Birmingham Age-Herald 1 Mar 1905: 4.

  • "No More Bodies are Recovered" Birmingham News 1 March 1905: 10.

  • "Inquest has been Postponed" Birmingham Age-Herald 2 Mar 1905: 2.

  • "Report is Made by Committee" Birmingham Age-Herald 2 Mar 1905: 5.

  • "New Pump Now at Work in Mine" Birmingham News 2 March 1905: 10.

  • "News' Relief Amounts to $2,650" Birmingham News 2 March 1905: 10.

  • "Charge Deaths to Operators: Coroner's Jury Blames Mine Men for the Explosion" Atlanta Constitution 8 Apr 1905: 1.

  • "Warrants for Mine Owners: Criminal Negligence Said to Have Caused Disaster in Alabama" New York Times 10 Apr 1905: 5.

  • Ausbun, Danny. "Virginia Mines Explosion in 1905 Rates Among the Worst" Birmingham News 18 Jan 1973: 9. (Includes list of fatalities)

  • "Jones, John L. "Bessemer Woman Recounts Disastrous Virginia Mines Explosion of 1905" Birmingham News 19 Feb 1973: p. 3.

Little Cahaba Mine No. 2 (27 Feb 1906)

  • "Six Miners Killed and Twelve Injured: By Explosion of Gas in Coal Mine at Piper, Alabama; Nearly all Those Hurt are Expected to Die" Atlanta Constitution 28 Feb 1906: 1  (Peter Costello, Steve Memeth; Matt Elzt; John Stone; Louise Yanko; Rich Smith, negro)

  • "Six are Killed in Gas Explosion at Piper" Birmingham Age-Herald 28 Feb 1906: 1.

  • "Eight Miners Dead from Piper Explosion" Birmingham News 28 Feb 1906: 1.

  • "Mine Disaster to be Investigated" Birmingham Age-Herald 1 March 1906: 5.

  • "Investigation of Piper Accident" Birmingham News 1 March 1906: 1

  • "Miners' Union Donates to Sufferers" Birmingham News 14 March 1906: 14.

Yolande Mine (Dec 1907)

  • "Seventy-five men Entombed in Yolande Mine Explosion: Fearful Shock Occurs Sending Sheet of Flame from mouth of the Mine" Birmingham News 16 Dec 1907: 1.

  • "Three Score Miners Meet Awful Death by Big Explosion in Yolande Slope: Thirty-Five Bodies, Many of Which Were Horribly Mutilated, Had Been Taken from the Ill-Fated Mine at Midnight" Birmingham Age-Herald 17 Dec 1907: 1. (Includes a list of 13 white fatalities and 15 black fatalities)

  • "Mine Regarded as Model by well Informed Men" Birmingham Age-Herald 17 Dec 1907: 1, 2. 

  • "Work of Recovering Dead Continues at Yolande: Rescuers Have to Go Slow in the Difference Entries; The Explosion Was a Terrible One; Thirty-eight Blackened Bodies Taken Out by Tuesday Morning While Nearly as Many More are Believed to be in the Mine" Birmingham News 17 Dec 1907: 1. (Includes lists of 13 white fatalities and 21 black fatalities)

  • "Rescue Work at Yolande Still On: The Fire Checked and the Gas is Being Eliminated Rapidly; More Bodies to be Reached Soon" Birmingham News 17 Dec 1907: 10.

  • Freeman, H. N. "Forty-three Dead Men Taken Out at Yolande: Nineteen More Miners are Still Missing from the Working Forces" Birmingham Age-Herald 18 Dec 1907: 1, 8. (Includes the names of 15 white fatalities and 22 black fatalities; also includes the names of 22 missing black miners)

  • "Rescue Work at Yolande is Almost Completed: Explosion in Mine Caused Death of Sixty-Five Men; Sad Scenes in Mining Camp" Birmingham News 18 Dec 1907: 1.

  • "Miners' Families will be Helped: Special Meeting of Commercial Club Will be Held Next Friday Afternoon to Consider Measures" Birmingham News 18 Dec 1907: 14.

  • "Death Harvest Grows Larger Among Miners" Birmingham Age-Herald 19 Dec 1907: 1.

  • "Three More in Bottom of Mine: The Debris is Being Removed as Quickly as Men can Handle It; Sixty-One Bodies are Out; Mine Boss Arnold was Buried at Green Pond" Birmingham News 19 Dec 1907: 7.

  • "To Help Yolande Sufferers" Birmingham News 19 Dec 1907: 10.

  • Gaines, E. P. "Praise for the Men Who Toiled In Rescue Work" Birmingham Age-Herald 20 Dec 1907: 2.

  • "All Bodies Now Out of Mine: Inspector Will Submit Findings, Debris Will Be Removed and Work Resumed as Soon as Possible" Birmingham Age-Herald 20 Dec 1907:  6.

  • "Citizens of Dora Express Sympathy" Birmingham News 20 Dec 1907: 7.

  • "Mayor in Charge of Yolande Relief Fund" Birmingham News 21 Dec 1907: 7.

  • "Mine Inspectors Back from Yolande" Birmingham News 21 Dec 1907: 9.

  • "Commercial Club Aids Yolande Fund" Birmingham News 21 Dec 1907: 17.

  • "Sub-committee on Yolande Mine Relief holds Meeting" Birmingham News 23 Dec 1907: 10.

  • "The Yolande Relief Fund" Birmingham News 24 Dec 1907: 5.

  • "Big Donation by the Union Miners" Birmingham News 24 Dec 1907: 7.

  • Ludlam, Dianne. "Yolande Coal Mine Disaster is Recalled" Tuscaloosa News 1 March 1978: 53

Oakman Mine (6 Nov 1908)

  • "H. Albert Weaver Killed at Oakman: Was Superintendent of Mountain Valley Coal and Coke Company; Death Caused by Premature Explosion" Birmingham Age-Herald 7 Nov 1908: 3.

Pratt Mine No. 3 (Nov 1908)

  • "Convicts Perish in Flames Started by Their Own Hands: At Least a Dozen Negroes Thought to Have Perished" Birmingham News 17 Nov 1908: 1.

  • "Fire in Mine Under Control: Five Dead Have Been Taken Out and Seven More Missing" Birmingham News 17 Nov 1908: 9.

  • "Eight Convicts Perish in Fire Kindled in Bold Effort to Escape: Fifty Men in Pratt Mine Plan Bold Break for Liberty Which Results in Agonizing Death of Eight of Their Comrades" Birmingham Age-Herald 18 Nov 1908: 5.

  • "Convict Mine Resumes Work: Eight Men Lost Their Lives on Account of the Fire; ... Three State and Five County Prisoners Were Suffocated" Birmingham News 18 Nov 1908: 9.

Short Creek Mine (2 Feb 1909)

  • "Sixteen Reported Dead in Short Creek Mine" Birmingham News 2 Feb  1909: 1.

  • "Seventeen Killed and Many Hurt: Result of Accident in Alabama Coal Mine; Windy-Shot Takes Many Lives in Short Creek Mine" Atlanta Constitution 3 Feb  1909: 1. (12 of the 17 were negroes; white victims include: William Hannigan, outside foreman; E. Schoeler; J. Jackson; O. B. Harmon; J. P. Sulter, chick weighman)

  • "Seventeen Killed by Explosion in Short Creek Mines: Five Whites and Twelve Negroes Hurled to Death as Result of Windy Shot" Birmingham Age-Herald 3 Feb 1909: 1.

  • "Seventeen Killed in Short Creek Explosion: Two Others Seriously Injured and Many Had Narrow Escapes" Birmingham News 3 Feb 1909:  2.

  • "Disaster Keeps Undertakers Busy: Many of the Dead are Interred at Short Creek" Birmingham Age-Herald 4 Feb 1909: 2.

  • "Coroner investigates Short Creek Disaster" Birmingham Age-Herald 4 Feb 1909: 5.

  • "Day of Sadness at Short Creek: No More Bodies Found in Ill-Fated Mine" Birmingham Age-Herald 4 Feb 1909: 5.

  • "Hannigan Will Be Buried Friday: Funeral of One of the Victims of the Short Creek Accident to be from Pratt City Church" Birmingham News 4 Feb 1909: 10.

  • "Thirteen Men Buried Near Mine: The Victims of the Short Creek Explosion are Being Laid Away" Birmingham News 4 Feb 1909: 10.

  • "Short Creek Mines Resumes Operation" Birmingham News 4 Feb 1909: 13.

Mulga Mine (20 Apr 1910)

  • "Forty Men Entombed in the Mines at Mulga" Birmingham Age-Herald 21 Apr 1910: 1. 

  • "Forty-three Dead: Not a Man is Left to Tell Awful Story" Birmingham News 21 Apr 1910: 1, 2.

  • "Hero of the Tragedy Brother of a Victim," Birmingham News, 21 April 1910: 1.

  • "Mulga Mine the Best in the Entire World" Birmingham News 21 Apr 1910: 2.

  • "The U. S. Relief Corps being Rushed to Mulga" Birmingham News 21 Apr 1910: 2.

  • "The Mulga Disaster" Birmingham News 21 Apr 1910: 4.

  • "Measures of Relief" Birmingham News 21 Apr 1910: 4.

  • "Heroic Rescuers Slowly Bringing Bodies of Companions to Surface"        Birmingham Age-Herald 22 Apr 1910: 1.

  • "First Men to Enter Mine Spirit of the Genuine Hero" Birmingham Age-Herald 22 Apr 1910: 1.

  • "A Sad Little Home is Nestled Among Hills" Birmingham Age-Herald 22 Apr 1910: 1.

  • "Special Deputies Sent to Mines" Birmingham Age-Herald 22 Apr 1910: 5.

  • "Twenty-six Bodies are Brought from Mines at Mulga" Birmingham News 22 Apr 1910: 1.

  • "Ministers Organize Mulga Relief Organization" Birmingham News 22 Apr 1910: 1.

  • "Two Sons Died in Flood; Last Killed in Explosion" Birmingham News 22 Apr 1910: 1.

  • "Bodies are Identified, Marked and Sent Away" Birmingham News 22 Apr 1910: 2.

  • "Cause of Explosion Remains Big Mystery" Birmingham News 22 Apr 1910: 3.

  • "Brave Men Risk Lives to Assist Companions" Birmingham News 22 Apr 1910: 6.

  • "All Mining Companies Proffered Assistance" Birmingham News 22 Apr 1910: 7.

  • "Hillhouse states He Doesn't Know Cause of Tragedy" Birmingham News 22 Apr 1910: 8.

  • "First Aid to the Injured Society Rushed to Scene" Birmingham News 22 Apr 1910: 8.

  • "Bodies are Rescued by a Change of Air" Birmingham News 22 Apr 1910: 16.

  • "Nothing Like it, says Henry Broda" Birmingham News 22 Apr 1910: 20.

  • "Sorrowful Scenes a Stricken Mine" Birmingham Age-Herald 23 Apr 1910: 2.

  • "Will Meet to Plan Aid for Mulga Mine Victims" Birmingham Age-Herald 23 Apr 1910: 5.

  • "Heroic Rescuers Finish Work at Mulga Mine" Birmingham Age-Herald 23 Apr 1910: 5.

  • "Dead Number 37 From Mulga Mine" Birmingham News 23 Apr 1910: 1.

  • "Father Coyle Chairman of Mulga Relief Committee" Birmingham News 23 Apr 1910: 1

  • "Sunday to be Day of Funerals in Stricken Mulga" Birmingham News 23  Apr 1910: 3.

  • "Headless, Charred Body is Identified by Relatives" Birmingham News 23 Apr 1910: 13.

  • "Mulga and Mulgarians" Birmingham News 23 Apr 1910: 19.

  • "Committee Formed for Systematic Relief Work" Birmingham Age-Herald 24 Apr 1910: 5.

  • "Three More Bodies are Found in Mine" Birmingham Age-Herald 25 Apr 1910: 5.

  • "Three More Taken from Mulga; List is now Complete" Birmingham News 25 Apr 1910:  9.

  • "Emanuel Gives to Mulga Relief Fund" Birmingham News 25 Apr 1910: 9.

  • "Relief Committee Pays Visit to Mulga District" Birmingham News 26 Apr 1910: 1.

  • "Explosion Cause not Agreed Upon" Birmingham News 26 Apr 1910: 7.

  • "Inspector Visits Mulga Mine Again" Birmingham News 26 Apr 1910: 13.

  • "Mulga Sufferers are Given Funds" Birmingham News 27 Apr 1910: 2.

  • "Final Inspection of Mine is Being Made" Birmingham News 27 Apr 1910: 10.

  • "Thank God, He is Safe, said Father" Birmingham News 27 Apr 1910: 10.

  • "Coal Operators give a Thousand for Mulga Relief" Birmingham News 28 Apr 1910: 2.

  • "Mine Inspector at Mulga Mine" Birmingham News 29 Apr 1910: p. 14.

  • "More Money for the Relief Fund" Birmingham News 30 Apr 1910: 12.

  • "Red Cross Gives to Mulga Fund" Birmingham News 30 Apr 1910: 28.

  • "Dynamite Didn't Cause Explosion" Birmingham News 30 Apr 1910: 28. 

Pratt Mine (22 Apr 1910)

  • "Convicts Killed in Pratt Mines" Birmingham News 23 April 1910: 1.

Palos Mine (5 May 1910)

  • "185 Lives Snuffed Out in Explosion at Palos Mines: Black Damp Adds Terror to Disaster; Relief Halted" Birmingham News  5 May 1910: 1,2. 

  • "Reports Indicate that No One Will Escape with Life" Birmingham News 5 May 1910: 1.

  • "Greatest Mine Explosion in History of State Costs Many Men Their Lives" Birmingham Age-Herald 6 May 1910: 1.

  • "Ramsay Discusses Cause of Explosion in Mines" Birmingham Age-Herald 6 May 1910: 1.

  • "Federal Authorities are Stirred by New Horror" Birmingham Age-Herald 6 May 1910: 1.

  • "White Men in Mine Thought to be Dead" Birmingham Age-Herald 6 May 1910: 1.  (Includes list of names of those thought to be dead; includes   race)

  • "Mine Explosion in Summer Months Rare" Birmingham Age-Herald 6 May 1910: 1.

  • "Knocked into the River and Killed by Shock" Birmingham Age-Herald 6 May 1910: 1.

  • "Superintendent Drennen Describes Explosion" Birmingham Age-Herald 6 May 1910: 1.

  • "Red Cross Workers are at Scene of Disaster" Birmingham Age-Herald 6 May 1910: 1. 

  • "Mine Tragedy Worst in Alabama History; Known Dead in Palos are 35 White, 75 Negroes" Birmingham News  6 May 1910: 1.

  • "Names of Victims Claimed in Tragedy at Palos Mines" Birmingham News 6 May 1910: 1. 

  • "Red Cross in Charge of the Palos Relief Work" Birmingham News 6 May 1910: 2.

  • "Nine Bodies Removed from Ill-Fated Mine" Birmingham News 6 May 1910: 2.

  • "Willows Wires Relief is Needed" Birmingham News 6 May 1910: 2. 

  • "From Mulga to Palos They Went for Safety" Birmingham News 6 May 1910: 2.

  • "Cause of Explosion Remains Big Mystery" Birmingham News 6 May 1910: 2.

  • "Crowds of People Pour into Palos" Birmingham News 6 May 1910: 7.

  • "Bravery of Rescuers Seeking Victims of Explosion Makes Heroes of Many" Birmingham News 6 May 1910: 7.

  • "Birmingham Men Run Palos Mines" Birmingham News 6 May 1910: 12.

  • "Palos Mines Just After Disaster" Birmingham News 6 May 1910: 16. (photo)

  • "Heroic Rescuers Struggle Bravely to Bring Palos Victims to Surface" Birmingham Age-Herald 7 May 1910: 1. (includes list of dead and list of Red Cross funds)

  • "Felix Drennen Probably Saddest Man in the Camp" Birmingham Age-Herald 7 May 1910: 1.

  • "Some Freakish Features of Terrific Explosion" Birmingham Age-Herald 7 May 1910: 1.

  • "Bereaved Women Prepare Food for Rescue Parties" Birmingham Age-Herald 7 May 1910: 1.

  • "Billy Hillhouse one of the Real Heroes at Mine" Birmingham Age-Herald 7 May 1910: 6.

  • "How it Feels to be with Rescue Parties in the Mine" Birmingham Age-Herald 7 May 1910: 6.

  • "Rescuer Tells How it Feels to be Overcome" Birmingham Age-Herald  7 May, 1910: 6. 

  • "Pittsburg Rescuers are Hurrying South to Palos" Birmingham Age-Herald  7 May 1910: 6.

  • "Fire at Palos Extinguished: Damage Light" Birmingham News 7 May 1910: 1.

  • "Shaft Improved Before Explosion" Birmingham News 7 May 1910: 2.

  • "Miners Remain at Ill-Fated Palos" Birmingham News 7 May 1910: 2.

  • "She Sat at Night Waiting for Dead" Birmingham News 7 May 1910: 3.

  • "Grief of Negroes Touches Crowd" Birmingham News 7 May 1910: 3.

  • "Palos Families Given Every Relief Possible" Birmingham News 7 May 1910: 8.

  • "Red Cross and Clergy Work Hard for Relief" Birmingham News 7 May 1910: 12.

  • "Dozen Boys are Victims of Explosion in Mines" Birmingham News 7 May 1910: 12.

  • "Bureau of Mines will be Outcome" Birmingham News 7 May 1910: 15.

  • "Palos Mines are Reported on Fire" Birmingham News 7 May 1910: 15.

  • "Impossible to Obtain Complete List of Dead" Birmingham Age-Herald 8 May 1910: 1.

  • "Haggard and Weary the Men Toil on in the Work of Rescue" Birmingham Age-Herald 8 May 1910: 1.

  • "List of Red Cross Funds" Birmingham Age-Herald 8 May 1910: 1.

  • "Mass Meeting Called Tomorrow to Plan Aid for Mine Sufferers" Birmingham Age-Herald 8 May 1910: 5.

  • "Hillhouse Expects All Bodies to be Out of Mine by Noon Today" Birmingham Age-Herald 9 May 1910: 1.

  • "Rescuers Arrive at End of Duties in Mine at Palos" Birmingham News 9 May 1910: 1, 10.

  • "Scenes of Sadness at Palos" Birmingham News 9 May 1910: 2.  (photos)

  • "They Know not Where to Go: They Don't Know What to Do" Birmingham News 9 May 1910: 2. (continued from page 1)

  • "Not One Person Hurt in Palos Rescue Work" Birmingham News 9 May 1910: 3.

  • "Leg of Palos Merchant was Broken Sunday" Birmingham News 9 May 1910:  9.

  • "Property Damage Small at Palos: Few Thousand Dollars Will Restore Mine to Former Condition" Birmingham News  9 May 1910: 6.

  • "Official List Shows Eighty Miners Dead: Authoritative Count of Bodies Recovered from Mines is Compiled and Shows 29 Whites and 45    Negroes; 6 Not Yet Brought Out" Birmingham News 9 May 1910: 6.

  • "Rescue Work is About Over with 74 Bodies Out" Birmingham Age-Herald  10 May 1910: 1.

  • "Proclamation by the Governor for Mine Sufferers" Birmingham News 10 May 1910: 1,10.

  • "No More Bodies Taken from Mine" Birmingham News 10 May 1910: 7.

  • "State Mine Inspector has Returned to Palos" Birmingham News 10 May 1910: 13.

  • "Widow of Mine Victim Appreciates Aid Given" Birmingham News 10 May 1910: 13. (Mrs. Dougal Guthrie)

Yolande Mine (3 Nov 1910)

  • "Five Men Killed at Yolande in Mine Explosion: White Miners Lose Lives When Pocket of Gas Explodes Deep Under the Ground" Birmingham News 4 Nov 1910:  1, 13. 

  • "Five Killed by Local Explosion in Yolande Mine: Two Versions offered as the the Cause of the Accident Yesterday Morning" Birmingham Age-Herald 5 Nov 1910: 5.

  • "Two Bodies Still in Yolande Mine: Believed, However, That They Will Be Recovered Before Night Saturday" Birmingham News 5 Nov 1910: 7.

  • "Bodies Recovered at Yolande Mine: Removal of Last Two Yesterday -- Hillhouse Has Not Yet Decided What Caused the Accident" Birmingham Age-Herald 6 Nov 1910: 8. 

Banner Mine (8 Apr 1911)

  • "165 Entombed by Explosion at Banner Mines; 50 are Recovered, Five of Them Dead, Leaving 115 Buried and Believed Dead" Birmingham News 8 Apr 1911: 1. (headline)

  • "73 Dead Bodies are Brought from Mines" Birmingham News 8 Apr 1911: 1, 14.

  • "New Shaft No. 2 Deep in Earth is Disaster Scene" Birmingham News 8 Apr 1911: 1, 14.

  • "Banner Mines are Ranked with the Best in Alabama" Birmingham News 8 Apr 1911: 2.

  • "More Than Hundred Convicts Killed in Disaster at Banner: Fatal After Damp Caused by Explosion Yesterday Morning Suffocates Scores and Frustrated the Rescuers in Work" Birmingham Age-Herald 9 Apr 1911: 1,2.

  • "O'Neal Indignant Over Disaster: ‘Life More Precious Than Stockholders'          Dividends': Must Have Mine Law" Birmingham Age-Herald 9 Apr 1911: 2.

  • "Gruesome Stream of Bodies Now Pours Steadily From the Mouth of Banner Mine: Total Dead will Reach 128, Making it the Most Disastrous Explosion Which Ever Occurred in Alabama…" Birmingham Age-Herald 10 Apr 1911: 1, 7.  (Includes list of names)

  • "Regular Trips Made Into Mine: Dead Mules have Interfered with the Work of  Getting at Bodies" Birmingham Age-Herald 10 April 1911: 1. (Includes some names)

  • "Powder Explosion Probable Cause: Gas Theory not Plausible Says McCormack" Birmingham Age-Herald 10 April 1911: 5.

  • "Ramsay Details Care Taken at Banner Mine" Birmingham Age-Herald 10 Apr 1911: 7.

  • "128 are Dead at Banner; 45 Bodies are Recovered" Birmingham News 10 Apr 1911: 1.

  • "Fatality Record Broken" Birmingham News 10 Apr 1911: 1.

  • "48 Bodies Rescued from Mine so Far" Birmingham News 10 Apr 1911: 2.

  • "Banner Mine Explosion Broke Fatality Record" Birmingham News 10 Apr 1911: 2.

  • "Powder Explosion, states McCormack" Birmingham News 10 Apr 1911: 3.

  • "Carload of Coffins Shipped to Banner" Birmingham News 10 Apr 1911: 9.

  • "128 is Total Fatalities at Banner; Breaks Disaster Record in State" Birmingham News 10 Apr 1911: 14.

  • "O'Neal Seeks Information" Birmingham News 10 Apr 1911: 14.

  • "Several Convicts Prove Heroes" Birmingham News 10 Apr 1911: 14.

  • "Sympathy Evident, but Not Tears" Birmingham News 10 Apr 1911: 14.

  • "Massengale Saves Sixteen Lives" Birmingham News 10 Apr 1911: 14.

  • "Martyr's Death for Spradling" Birmingham News 10 Apr 1911: 14.

  • "Careful Inquiry Will be Made" Birmingham News 10 Apr 1911: 14.

  • "Banner Dreary Place Monday" Birmingham News 10 Apr 1911: 14.

  • "Miner Tells of Explosion" Birmingham News 10 Apr 1911: 14.

  • "Railroad Men Offer Aid" Birmingham News 10 Apr 1911: 14.

  • "Rescue Work is Delayed by the Change in Fans: Fifty-Four Dead Above Ground at Midnight – More Expected Soon" Birmingham Age-Herald 11 Apr 1911: 7.

  • "Chief of the Mine Bureau Arrives: Dr. L. A. Holmes will Visit Banner" Birmingham Age-Herald 11 Apr 1911: 5.

  • "Tells Why Rescue Car Didn't Come: McCormack Says the Officials Were Only Acting Under Advice of Hillhouse" Birmingham Age-Herald 11 Apr 1911: 5.

  • "113 Bodies Taken From Mine; 15 are not Yet Recovered from their Tombs" Birmingham News 11 Apr 1911: 1, 27.

  • "Negro Woman Wept Over Wrong Victim" Birmingham News 11 Apr 1911: 2.

  • "Bodies of Unfortunate are being Shipped Away" Birmingham News 11 Apr 1911: 12.

  •  "Negroes are discovered Searching Miners' Clothes" Birmingham News 11 Apr 1911: 25.

  • "New Mining Bill Will be Passed at This Session" Birmingham News 11 Apr 1911: 26.

  • "Dr. Homes Talks of Banner Horror: One Man's Carelessness has Cost 129 Lives" Birmingham Age-Herald 12 Apr 1911: 8.

  • "Rescue Work is Nearing an End: Only Ten Bodies Remain in Mines – Many  Visitors are Leaving" Birmingham Age-Herald 12 April 1911: 11.

  • "Explosion of Gas Caused Disaster in Banner Mines" Birmingham News 12 Apr 1911: 1.

  • "Active at Banner: Deputy Dave Kennybrook" - Birmingham Age-Herald 13 Apr 1911: 11.

  • "Investigation by Coroner Saturday: Says the Rumor that Banner Proceedings will be Secret is Erroneous" Birmingham Age-Herald 13 Apr 1911: 10.

  • "Four More Bodies Taken From Mine; 128 Total Correct," Birmingham News 13 Apr 1911: 1.

  • "Banner Mine Jury Named by Coroner" Birmingham News 13 Apr 1911: 1.

  • "United Mine Workers Pass Resolution on Disaster" Birmingham News 13 Apr 1911: 3.

  • "Experts for the Coroner' Jury: Experienced Mining Men to Investigate the Banner Disaster Tomorrow" Birmingham Age-Herald 14 Apr 1911: 5.

  • "Coroner and Jury will Inspect Mine" Birmingham News 14 Apr 1911: 17.

  • "Work will Soon Start at Banner: Conditions will Return to Normal after the Investigation" Birmingham Age-Herald 15 Apr 1911: 5.

  • "They Worked at Banner Mines" Birmingham News 15 Apr 1911:  1.  (photo)
    "Coroner's Jury Says the Company is not to Blame: Reaches a Verdict after Investigation into Death of One of the Victims of the Banner Mine Explosion" Birmingham Age-Herald 16 Apr 1911: 2. (Ernest Knight) 

  • "Jury says Banner Mine Was in Good Condition" Birmingham News 17 Apr 1911: 2.

Abernant Mine (13 Aug 1912)

  • "Many Killed in Abernant Mine: Report from Tuscaloosa Says Fourteen to Seventeen Miners Lose Their Lives" Birmingham News 13 Aug 1912: 1.

  • "Explosion Which Claimed 18 Victims was Caused by Gas: Local Accident at Abernant Being Investigated by Nesbitt and Ray" Birmingham News 14 Aug 1912: 1, 2.

  • "Entombed Miner is Brought Out Alive After Many Hours: Escape of Henry Duncan at Abernant Mine Regarded as Remarkable" Birmingham News 15 Aug 1912: 1.

  • "White Miner's Heroism is Praised by a Negro: 'Kid' Clark, Globe Trotter, Anxious for His Friends to Know He Was Not One of Victims of Disastrous Abernant Explosion" Birmingham News 15  Aug 1912: 5.

  • "Nesbitt's Report on Abernant to be Finished Today: Several Negroes Could Have Been Saved if Helmets Had Been on Hand" Birmingham Age-Herald 22 Aug 1912: 5.

Palos Mine (22 Aug 1912)

  • "Electrician Killed While looking into Death of Another" Birmingham News 
    23 Aug 1912: 14.

Abernant Mine (8 Sep 1912)

  • "Nesbitt Will go to Capital to Confer" Birmingham News 9 Sept 1912: 5.

Pratt Mine No. 5 (5 Oct 1912)

  • "Killed In Mine" Birmingham Age-Herald 6 Oct 1912: 22.

Abernant Mine (11 Oct 1912)

  • "Explosion in Mine Caused by Neglect" Birmingham News 12 Oct 1912: 4.

Dolomite Mine (21 Oct 1912)

  • "Miner Dies From Injuries" Birmingham News 22 Oct 1912: 13.

Indio Mine (24 Mar 1913)

  • "One Killed and Twelve Hurt in Indio Explosion" Birmingham News 24 Mar 1913: 1.

  • "Nesbitt Probing Indio Explosion" Birmingham News 25 Mar 1913: 5.

Acton Mine (18 Nov 1913)

  • "Nearly Score Lose Lives in Big Acton Mine Explosion" Birmingham Age-     Herald 19 Nov 1913: 1, 11.

  • "Death Toll from Disaster at No. 2 Acton Mine Set at 24" Birmingham Age-     Herald 20 Nov 1913: 9.

  • "Twenty-four are Dead as Result of Terrific Explosion at Acton Mines"      Birmingham News 19 Nov 1913: 1, 11.

  • "Burns Kittrell to be Buried in Birmingham" Birmingham News 19 Nov 1913:  11.

  • "Thirty Coffins are Shipped to Birmingham" Birmingham News 19 Nov  1913: 11.

  • "Explosion Kills Miners: Nine Dead Taken Out of Alabama Colliery -- Fatalities May Exceed 20" New York Times 19 Nov 1913: 1.

  • "Acton Mine Disaster Took 24 Lives" New York Times 20 Nov 1913: 6.

  • "Ray Investigates Explosion Cause for Mine Bureau" Birmingham News 20 Nov 1913: 1.

  • "No. 2 Acton Will be Ready Monday" Birmingham Age-Herald 21 Nov 1913: 5.

  • "Federal Officials Inspecting Mines" Birmingham News 21 Nov 1913: 1.

Rock Castle Mine (Davis Creek) (10 Jan 1914)

  • "12 Men Entombed in Mine Explosion" Birmingham News 10 Jan 1914: 1. 

  • "Explosion in Rock Castle Mine Kills 12 Men: Caused by Gas" Birmingham Age-Herald 11 Jan 1914: 1.

  • "Brave Foreman Sacrifices His Life in Futile Effort to Save Miners" Birmingham News 11 Jan 1914: 1.

  • "Official Report of Explosion is being Prepared" Birmingham News: 12  Jan 1914: 1.

Dolomite  Mine No. 1 (27 Jul 1914)

  • "Two Negroes Killed in Dolomite" Birmingham News 27 Jul 1914: 1.

Marvel Mine No. 2 (12 Aug 1914)

  • "Two are Killed by Falling Rock" Birmingham Age-Herald 13 Aug 1914: 8.

Mulga Mine (5 Oct 1914)

  • "Fifteen Killed and Sixteen Injured in Explosion at Mulga" Birmingham Age-Herald 6 Oct 1914: 1.

  • "Nesbitt Will Begin Investigation of Mulga Explosion" Birmingham News  6 Oct 1914: 1.

  • "16 Killed in Mine: Gas Explosion in Alabama Colliery Also Injures Twelve" New York Times 6 Oct 1914: 5.

  • "Coroner Spain to Hold Inquest in Mulga Explosion" Birmingham Age-    Herald  7 Oct 1914: 5.

Coleanor Mine (31 Oct 1914)

  • "Three Killed in Coleanor Mines" Birmingham Age-Herald  1 Nov 1914: 10.

  • "Local Gas Explosion Causes Three Deaths" Birmingham News  1 Nov 1914: 4.

Pratt Mine No. 3 (3 Jun 1916)

  • "2 Men Killed and 1 Fatally Hurt in Mine Accident," Birmingham Age-Herald 4  Jun 1916: 10.

  • "2 Men are Killed in Accident in Mine" Birmingham News 4 Jun 1916: 1.

Wylam Mine No. 4 (6 Sep 1916)

  • "Negro Killed by Rock" Birmingham News 7 Sep 1916: 2.

Marvel Mine No. 2 (22 Oct 1916)

  • "Fifteen Men Entombed by Explosion at Marvel Mine of Roden Coal Company" Birmingham Age-Herald 23 Oct 1916: 1.

  • "Cause of Mine Explosion is Still Undetermined by Rescue Party" Birmingham Age-Herald 24 Oct 1916: 5. 

  • "Cause of Mine Explosion is Still Undetermined by Rescue Party" Birmingham Age-Herald 24 Oct 1916: 5. 

  • "Victims of Disaster are Laid to Rest" Birmingham Age-Herald 25 Oct 1916, p. 1.

  • "Nesbitt Investigates" Birmingham Age-Herald 3 Nov 1916: 12.

  • "Heavy Explosion Mangles Bodies of Repair Party" Birmingham News 23 Oct 1916: 1, 5.

  • "Mine Explosion Being Investigated Tuesday" Birmingham News 24 Oct 1916:  1, 7.

  • "Marvel Mines to Resume" Birmingham News  8 Nov 1916: 5.

Bessie Mine (3 Nov 1916)

  • "Rescue Teams Fight Fire in Bessie Mines: Two Mutilated Bodies Brought to Top" Birmingham News 4 Nov 1916: 1, 9. 

  • "Fearful Night Explosion in Bessie Mine Entombs Thirty: Several Rescued Alive" Birmingham Age-Herald  5 Nov 1916: 1, 8.

  • "Mine Explosion Changes Contour of the Earth According to Scientists" Birmingham Age-Herald 5 Nov 1916: 10.

  • "Methodist Conference Passes Resolutions on Bessie Mine Disaster" Birmingham Age-Herald 5 Nov 1916: 11.

  • "Three Miners are Rescued After 15 Hours in Wrecked Shaft at Bessie" Birmingham News 5 Nov 1916: 1, 3.  (includes list of   deceased)

  • "Rescue Crews Do Great Work After Big Gas Explosion," Birmingham News  5 Nov 1916: 15.

  • "Thirty Were Killed in the Bessie Mine Disaster Saturday" Birmingham Age-Herald 6 Nov 1916: 1.

  • "Are Earthquakes Cause of Mine Explosions by Opening Gas Fixtures"   Birmingham Age-Herald 6 Nov 1916: 3.

  • "Miner Relates Harrowing Story of Escape of Party from Bessie Mine" Birmingham Age-Herald 6 Nov 1916: 1, 12.

  • "Twelve More Bodies Are Taken From Mine" Birmingham News 6 Nov 1916: 1, 10.

  • "John Shell Tells Experiences in Bessie After Big Explosion" Birmingham News 6 Nov 1916: 5.  

  • "Bessie Mines Cleared of Bodies on Tuesday" Birmingham News 7 Nov 1916: 1, 7.

Banner Mine (13 Jun 1917)

  • "Six Killed, Four Hurt in Banner Explosion" Birmingham Age-Herald 6 Jun 1917: 5. 

  • "Six are Killed in Gas Explosion in Mines at Banner" Birmingham Age-Herald 6 Jun 14 1917: 3.

Majestic Mine (29 Apr 1919)

  • "Many Miners re Believed Trapped by Explosion at Majestic Workings" Birmingham News 29 Apr 1919: p. 1. 

  • "Four Injured are Reported Rescued; 40 Still Entombed" Birmingham News 29 Apr 1919: 1.

  • "Explosion Kills 20 at Majestic Mines; Eight others Fatally Hurt, is Belief" Birmingham Age-Herald 30 Apr 1919:  1, 2. (includes list of names).

  • "Day of Funerals being Planned at Majestic Mines" Birmingham News 30 Apr 1919: 1. 

  • "Majestic Mine Mechanic Dies, Deaths in Disaster Now 21" Birmingham Age-Herald 1 May 1919: 9.

  • "Mine Blast Probe is Being Rushed" Birmingham News 1 May 1919: 12.

Maxine Mine (20 Apr 1920)

  • "Funeral for Miner: Youth Killed in Fall of Rock to be Buried in Oak Hill" Birmingham News 22 Apr 1920: 19. (Sam Pumi [Puma]; accidental fall of rock)

Parrish Mine (23 Nov 1920) 

  • "Two are Killed and Ten Injured in Mine Explosion: "Blast at Parrish is Caused by Gas; All Men Removed" Birmingham News 23 Nov 1920:

  •  "Ten Dead in Walker County Mine Accident: Six Die Instantly,   Four more Later and Six Injured" Birmingham Age-Herald 24 Nov 1920: 1.

Belle Ellen Mine (2 Feb 1922)

  • "9 Negroes Killed in Belle Ellen Mine Explosion," Birmingham Age-Herald 3 Feb 1922: 1.

  • "State Probing Blast in which Nine Perish" Birmingham News 3 Feb 1922:  1.

  • "Probe of Fatal Mine Explosion to be Continued" Birmingham Age-Herald 4 Feb 1922: 4.

  • "Kilby to Receive Report on Blast" Birmingham News 4 Feb 1922: 2.

Acmar Mine No. 3 (25 May 1922)

  • Friedman, Leon W. "11 Miners Killed in Blast at Acmar, 80 Men Imperiled: Excellent Condition of Mine Prevented Spread of Trouble; Gas Explodes, But is Confined to Two Entries; Rescue Workers Act Quickly" Birmingham News 26 May 1922: 1. (G. W. White, white; N. H. Engle, white; Virgil Stone, white; J. F. Martin, white; Byers, white; James Wedgeworth, black; John Mitchell, black; Hez Walker, black; Calvin Lindsey, black; Herbert Brown, black; John Fincher, black)

  • "Eleven Dead Result of Gas Explosion in entry at Acmar Mine: Four Score Miners Entombed for Eight Hours Are Rescued by Relief Workers -- Damage to the Mine are Slight and Work is Expected to be Resumed Today" Birmingham Age-Herald 27 May 1922: 1. (J. F. Martin, white; N. W. Byers, white; Virgil Stone, white; G. F. White, white; N. H. Engle, white; John Fincher, black; Hez Walker, black; James Wedgeworth, black; John Mitchell, black; Calvin Lindsey, black; Herbert Brown, black)

  • "Report says Gas Caused Explosion: Full Investigation Made into Fatal Accident at No. 3 Acmar Mines." Birmingham News 27 May 1922: 12.

  • "Eleven Die in Mine Explosion" New York Times 27 May 1922: 17.

Dolomite Mine No. 3 (22 Nov 1922)

  • "Heroic Deeds Soften Blow to Crushed Hearts when Dead and Living Rescued" Birmingham Age-Herald 22 Nov 1922: 2. 

  • "70 Dead 60 Injured in Dolomite Blast" Birmingham Age-Herald 23 Nov 1922:  1.

  • "Quick Rescue Work Clears Mine of its Horror before Day" Birmingham Age-Herald 23 Nov 1922:  1, 2.

  • "Casualty List" Birmingham Age-Herald 23 Nov 1922: 1, 2.

  • "Dolomite Mine Blast Deaths Total 84" Birmingham News 23 Nov 1922: 1. (headline; photo)  photo caption: "Rescuers Waiting at Mouth of Manway to Go to Relief of Stricken Coal Miners"

  • "Work of Removing Bodies from Mine Ends at Daybreak: Pathetic Scenes Enacted as Women and Children Keep Vigil" Birmingham News 23 Nov 1922: 1.

  • "20 White Miners Dead; More than 60 Injured: All Bodies Removed in Dolomite Disaster Shortly After Dawn; Men in Assembly Yard Catch Brunt of Blast, But After-Damp Overcomes Others" Birmingham News 23 Nov 1922: 1.

  • "Victim, Writing for News, says He Tried to End Life: Sought Death by Choking; Crawled 1,000 Feet Over Bodies" Birmingham News 23 Nov 1922: 1. (W. D. Wilson)

  • "Sufferers to get Insurance at Once" Birmingham News 23 November 1922:  1.

  • "Blast Comes as Miners try for Big Coal Record" Birmingham News 23 Nov 1922: 1.

  • "Bessemer Turned into Morgue; All Embalmers Busy: Police Hold Crowds Back as They Swarm Before Mortuaries" Birmingham News 23 Nov 1922: 1. 

  • "Doctor Braves Death Working Among Injured until Overcome" Birmingham News 23 Nov 1922: 2. (photo)

  • "List of Fatalities in Mine Disaster" Birmingham News 23 Nov 1922: 2.

  • "List of Injured in Mine Tragedy" Birmingham News 23 Nov 1922: 2.

  • "60 Saved After Hope had Fled" Birmingham News 23 Nov 1922: 2.

  • "T.C.I. Rescuers do Heroic Work" Birmingham News 23 Nov 1922: 2. 

  • "Troops Facilitate Ambulance Work" Birmingham News 23 Nov 1922: 3.

  • "Praying Girl Waits Fearfully all Night Long; Love Finally Rewarded" Birmingham News 23 Nov 1922: 3.

  • "Red Cross Quick to Help Miners" Birmingham News 23 Nov 1922: 18.

  • "No. 3 Mine Debris Rapidly Cleared" Birmingham News 23 Nov 1922: 18.

  • "83 Killed, 60 Hurt by Dust Explosion in Alabama Mine" New York Times 23 Nov 1922: 1.

  • "84 Die in Alabama Mine Explosion: 60 Injured in Big Disaster" Columbus Ledger (Columbus, GA) 23 Nov 1922: 1, 10.

  • "Eighty-Four Dead Toll of Disaster in Alabama Mine: Twenty White Men and Six-Four Negroes Await Burial After Mine Explosion" Atlanta Constitution 24 Nov 1922: 1, 3.

  • "84 Dead Final Toll of Mine Explosion: Twenty Whites and Sixty-Four Negroes Alabama Victims -- Two of Injured Succumb; Dust Ignited by Cable; Deaths of Forty Laid to Concussion When Cars Dropped 800 Feet to Workings" New York Times 24 Nov 1922: 3.

  • "Dolomite Death Toll Reaches 84 and 75 Injured," Birmingham Age-Herald 24 Nov 1922: 1.

  • "Casualty List and Pictures of 2 Victims: Grady Crowder and Andy Busby" Birmingham Age-Herald 24 Nov 1922: 1. 

  • "Scene of Sadness on Special Train Carrying Dead" Birmingham Age -Herald 24 Nov 1922: 1.

  • "Fleeing for Lives, Many Were killed Company Believes" Birmingham Age-Herald  24 Nov 1922: 4.

  • "Explosion makes People Realize Red Cross' Value" Birmingham Age-Herald 24 Nov 1922: 4.

  • "Keen Admiration for way in Which Disaster was Met" Birmingham Age-     Herald 24 Nov 1922: 5.

  • "Alabama has had Only Three Larger Mine Disasters" Birmingham Age-    Herald 24 Nov 1922: 5.

  • "Company Advises Families to Wait" Birmingham Age-Herald 24 Nov 1922: 5.

  • (Photographs)  Birmingham Age-Herald  24 Nov 1922: 8.

  • "Another Body is Found in Recess of Mine Workings" Birmingham News 24 Nov 1922: 1. (Doc Taylor, negro, miner)

  • "Blast Victims have no Need for Attorneys" Birmingham News 24 Nov 1922: 1.

  • "Bessemer Mourns for Miners Killed in Dolomite Blast" Birmingham News 24 Nov 1922: 1.

  • "Funeral for Brothers" Birmingham News 24 Nov 1922: 1. (Tom and Herschel Warnick)

  • "Couldn't Identify" Birmingham News 24 Nov 1922: 1.

  • "Sticks To Post" Birmingham News 24 Nov 1922: 1.

  • "Relatives Storm Funeral Parlors" Birmingham News 24 Nov 1922: 1. 

  • "Lodge Plans for burial of Victims" Birmingham News 24 Nov 1922: 29.

  • "84 Dead Final Toll of Mine Explosion: Twenty Whites and Sixty-Four Negroes Alabama Victims—Two of Injured Succumb" New York Times 24 Nov 1922: 3.

  • "12 Hundred Bid Last Farewell to Dead Miners" Birmingham Age-Herald 25 Nov 1922: 1, 4.

  • "Nurses are Kept at Dolomite Mine to Help in Relief" Birmingham Age-Herald 25 Nov 1922: 5. (includes photos)

  • "Funeral Rites for last of White Victims at Mine" Birmingham Age-Herald 26  Nov 1922: 1A.

  • "Burials are Held for Nearly all of Dolomite Victims: Only One White Miner Among Twenty Who Were Killed Not Buried" Birmingham News 26 Nov 1922: 1. (Includes list of white victims and burial locations, funeral homes; also includes a list of negro victims, but not places of burial or funeral homes)

  • "Miners Guarding Against Break as Trains Run Wild" Birmingham News
    27 Nov 1922: 1.

  • "Work is Resumed in Dolomite Mine; Inquest is Opened" Birmingham News 28 Nov 1922: 1.

  • "Coroner Begins Inquest" Birmingham News 28 Nov 1922: 1.

  • "Probe Continues in Mine Tragedy; Experts Testify" Birmingham News 29 Nov 1922: 1.

  • "Dolomite Soon to have Full Force" Birmingham News 30 Nov 1922: 2.

Dolomite Mine No. 1 ( 10 Jan 1923)

  • "Five Men Killed in Gas Explosion in Dolomite No. 1" Birmingham News 10 Jan 1923: 1.

  • "Coroner Russum is Investigating Accident in Mine" Birmingham Age-Herald 11 Jan 1923: 5.

  • "Russum Continues Inquiry into Blast" Birmingham News 11 Jan 1923: 19.

Pratt Mine No. 3 (13 Apr 1923)

  • "Pratt City Pioneer Killed by Rock Fall: Funeral Services Monday for Uncle Jimmy O'Hare" Birmingham Age-Herald 15 Apr 1923: 1A. (James O'Hare, Sr., 62; section forman, TCI; died 5:45 a.m. 14 Apr 1923)

Sloss-Sheffield No. 1 (12 Jul 1923) - Ore Mine

  • Friedman, Leon W. "Five are Killed and 35 Injured in Mine Accident: Cars Run Wild in Sloss Slope No. 1, Plunging Miners to Bottom" 12 July 1923: Birmingham News 12 July 1923: 1, 13. (includes list of dead)

  • "Five Negro Miners Killed, 29 Injured: Fatal Accident in Sloss Mine at Bessemer" Birmingham Post 12 July 1923: 1, 7. (includes names of dead, fatally injured, seriously injured, and badly injured)

  • "Eight is Toll in Accident in Ore Mine: Four Negroes Instantly Killed, Three Others Die During Day, Another During Night; Coupling Breaks" Birmingham Age-Herald 13 July 1923: 1, 2. (Includes list of casualties)

  • "Deaths in Mine Crash Nunber 8: Remainder of Injured are Expected to Live; 15 Still in Hospital" Birmingham News 13 July 1923: 19.

  • "Toll of Mine Dead is Eight: 26 Remaining Injured are Reported Improving" Birmingham Post 13 July 1923: 1.

  • "5 Killed, 35 Hurt in Mine: Train of Trip Cars Breaks in Alabama Shaft, Plunging 800 Feet" New York Times 13 July 1923: 8.

Piper Mine No. 2 (1 Jun 1925)

  • "Six Men Killed in Alabama Mine: Bodies of Victims Found 700 Yards from Entrance -- Black Damp is Blamed for Death" Atlanta Constitution 2 Jun 1925: 1.  (Fred Hashman; John Wright; L. H. Horton; Steve Scott; Jeff Warren; Eli Lucas)

  • "Six Miners Killed in Piper Accident" Birmingham News 1 Jun 1925: 1.

  • "Six Piper Miners Killed by Fumes in Sealed Shaft," Birmingham Age-Herald        2  Jun 1925: 13.

Overton Mine No. 2 (10 Dec 1925)

  • "50 Miners Killed at Overton" Birmingham News 10 Dec 1925: 1. (headline)

  • "Most of Those in Mine Believed Killed by Blast" Birmingham News 10 Dec 1925: 1.

  • "56 Deaths is Toll of Big Explosion,Officials Believe" Birmingham Age-Herald 11 Dec 1925: 1.

  • "Death Toll in Mine Blast Set at 53; Two Bodies Still Pinned Under Rock" Birmingham News: 11 Dec 1925: 1, 14. (photos) (casualty list)

  • "Waiting, Tense, Hope of Finding Living Gone" Birmingham News 11 Dec 1925: 12.

  • "Official Probe of Explosion Begins" Birmingham News 11 Dec 1925: 12.

  • (Photo) Birmingham News 11 Dec 1925: 45.

  • "61 Miners Killed by Gas Explosion in Alabama Slope" New York Times 11 Dec 1925: 1.

  • "Happy Families Saddened by Overton Mine Blast" Birmingham Age-Herald      12 Dec 1925: 2.

  • "Quiz Looms at Overton Toll is 52" Birmingham Age-Herald 12 Dec 1925: 1.

  • "Rescue Workers Still Striving to Release 2 Bodies" Birmingham News 12 Dec 1925: 1.

  • "Death List Officially Shows 52" Birmingham Age-Herald 13 Dec 1925: 1.

  • "Official List of Overton Dead is Announced as 52" Birmingham News 13 Dec 1925: 1. 

  • "Rescuers Near Bodies of Men Buried in Mine" Birmingham Age-Herald 14 Dec 1925: 1.

  • "Body of Overton Miner, Pinned by Rock, Recovered" Birmingham News 14 Dec 1925: 1.

  • "Mine Disaster is Topic of Sermon" Birmingham News 14 Dec 1925: 7.

  • "Overton Mine Gives up Body A. Yarbrough" Birmingham Age-Herald 15 Dec 1925: 4.

  • "Rescuers Digging in Overton Mine" Birmingham News 15 Dec 1925: 1.

  • "Nesbitt Defers Overton Probe," Birmingham Age-Herald, 16 Dec 1925: 16.

  • "Workers Recover Last Body from Overton Debris" Birmingham News 16 Dec 1925: 1.

  • "Mine Gives Up Last of Dead" Birmingham Age-Herald 17 Dec 1925: 6.

  • "Death May Hide Tragedy Cause at Overton Mine" Birmingham Age-Herald     18 Dec 1925: 1.

  • "Coroner Probing Mine Explosion" Birmingham News 18 Dec 1925: 1.

  • "Mine Explosion More Puzzling" Birmingham Age-Herald 19 Dec 1925: 4.

  • "Mine Blast Cause is Still Unknown" Birmingham News 19 Dec 1925: 1.

Mossboro  Mine No. 1 (29 Jan 1926)

  • "27 Killed in Shelby County Mine Blast" Birmingham Age-Herald 30 Jan 1926: 1, 2.  (casualty list)

  • "27 Dead Taken from Mine After Night of Rescue" Birmingham News: 30  Jan 1926: 1.

  • "Probe Opens in Explosion at Mossboro" Birmingham Age-Herald 31 Jan 1926: 1.

  • "Nesbitt to Renew Monday Probe of Mine Explosion" Birmingham News 31 Jan 1926: 1, 2.

  • (Photo) Birmingham News 31 Jan 1926: 17.

  • "Alabama Mine Dead 27: All the Bodies Recovered -- Rescued Men Tell Stories of Horror" New York Times 31 Jan 1926: 7.

  • "Explosion Probe to Begin Tuesday" Birmingham News 1 Feb 1926: 1.

  • Conn, Linda Hinds. "Windy Shot Disastrous at Mossboro Mine" Shelby County Reporter 23 Jul 1970: 1, 10.

  • Troncale, Terry Callaway. "Miners Recall ‘Horrible Sight' After Deadly Mossboro Blast" Birmingham News 19 Jan 1983: 3-W.

Dixie Mine (21 Jul 1926)

  • "Moffat Mine Blast Taken Toll of Nine" Birmingham News 21 Jul 1926: 1.

  • "Blast Quiz Under Way by Nesbitt" Birmingham Age-Herald 22 Jul 1926: 1.

  • "Marsh Gas Area Blamed in Probe for Mine Deaths" Birmingham News 22 Jul 1926: 1.

  • "Nine Miners Perish in Coal Gas Explosion: All the Men Working on a Short Night Shift Die in Mine at Moffatt, Ala." New York Times 22 July 1926: 32.  (3 white miners and 6 negro workers)

Acmar Mine No. 3 (24 May 1929)

  • "Mine Foreman Dies: Joseph S. Wesley Succumbs to Injuries Received in Rail Mishap" Birmingham News 25 May 1929: 14. (Joseph S. Wesley, 35; foreman; fell between a string of rail cars)

Connellsville Mine (28 May 1929)

  • "Connellsville Shaft Rocked by Gas Explosion" Birmingham Age-Herald 28 May 1929: 1.

  • "Government and State Officials Launch Inquiry" Birmingham News 28 May 1929: 1.

  • Hackney, Cecil. "Miner Tells About Connellsville Blast" Birmingham News 28 May 1929: 1.

  • "Survival of Mine Foreman Laid to Safety Measure" Birmingham News 28 May 1929: 2.

  • "Toll in Mine Blast is Increased to 10" Birmingham News 29 May 1929: 1.

  • "Coroner Awaiting Mine Men's Probe" Birmingham News 30 May 1929: 2.

Riverview Mines (Jun 1929)

  • "Miner Killed in Fall: Plunge Down 85-foot Shaft is Fatal to George Branon" Birmingham News 7 Jun 1929: 37 (George Branon, 50); brief article; left edge cut off.

Moffett Mines (July 1929)

  • "Mine Injuries Fatal: Leland Franklin, of Moffett, Dies in Hospital Here" Birmingham News 6 Jul 1929: 1. (Leland Franklin, 23, died 6 Jul 1929; struck by coal car)

Sipsey Mine (8 Aug 1929)

  • "Sipsey Miner Killed" Birmingham News 9 Aug 1929. (Martin Foster, 42, single; leaned back on trolley wire); brief article/obituary

Sayreton Mine (Aug 1929)

  • 14 Known Dead, 22 Hurt in Sayreton Mine: Victims' Names Not Yet Given; Many Are Saved; Explosions Sweep No. 2 Shart of Pit, Catch Rescue Crew" Birmingham News--Age-Herald 29 Aug 1943. (Bill Ables, white coal loader)

Dolomite Mine (10 Sep 1929)

  • "William O. Knight Dies: Was Fatally Injured by Falling Rock in Dolonite Mine" Birmingham News--Age-Herald 12 Sep 1929: 26.

Mine of the Black Diamond Mining Company (2 Oct 1929)

  • "Miner's Mishap Fatal" Birmingham News 3 Oct 1929: 32. (Floyd Gilley; miner); brief article.  Note: name is listed as Floyd Gillia in database; mine listed as Apache No. 2; date of accident listed as 1 Oct.

Coal Mine Near Gum Springs (29 Oct 1929)

  • "Miner is Buried: Funeral Held for Man Killed by Falling Rock" Birmingham News 4 Nov 1929: 5. (Forney Messer, 34)

Connersville Mine (Nov 1929)

  • "Funeral for Miner: Victim of Accident Will Be Buried at Bucksville" Birmingham News 2 Nov 1929: 2. (J. L. Harris, 37; killed by falling rock)

Peerless Mine (13 Jan 1930)

  • "6 Die in Shelby Mine Blast, Seventh is in Critical Condition" Birmingham Age-Herald 14 Jan 1930:

  • "Two Survivors of Mine Blast Tell of Horrors" Birmingham Age-Herald 14 Jan 1930: 1.

  • (Photo) Birmingham Age-Herald 14 Jan 1930: 2. 

  • "State Mine Official Probes Fatal Blast: Puzzled by Absence of Debris Following Explosion That Took Seven Lives" Birmingham News 14 Jan 1930: 1.  (Jim Chesser, 32; Arthur Lawley, 33; Coleman Davis, 25; Solon Brantley, 24; Robert Vernon, 37; Bill Lanier; Robert Vernon)

  • "Mine Explosion Report Planned" Birmingham Age-Herald 15 Jan 1930: 5.

  • "Mine Explosion is Investigated" Birmingham News 15 Jan 1930: 15.

  • "Mine Blast Toll is Seven: Sparks from Saw are Believed to have Caused Alabama Explosion" New York Times 15 Jan 1930: 11.

Mine Near Sayreton (Jan 1930)

  • "Accidents Claim Dead, Hurt Toll" Birmingham News 13 Jan 1930: 17. (Mentions the death of Claude Parks, 21 of Sayreton, who fell between heavy machinery in the mine near Sayreton; includes survivors' names and funeral arrangements)

Raimund Ore Mines (Feb 1930)

  • "Two Miners Dead from Rock Falls" Birmingham News 25 Feb 1920: 1. (George Perryman, Raimund Ore Mines; C. E. Fountain, Mary Lee Coal Mine)

Mary Lee Coal Mine (Feb 1930)

  • "Two Miners Dead from Rock Falls" Birmingham News 25 Feb 1920: 1. (George Perryman, Raimund Ore Mines; C. E. Fountain, Mary Lee Coal Mine)

Kincaid Mine in Leeds (4 Mar 1930)

  • Killed in Mine: G. F. Edwards is Victim of Rock Fall at Leeds" Birmingham News 6 Mar 1930: 25. (George Franklin Edwards, 24)

Bessie Mine (28 Apr 1930)

  • "Shock Kills Miner: Contact with Live Wire to Operator at Blossburg" Birmingham News 29 Apr 2910: 1. (James Atchly, 30; miner)

Galloway Coal Company Mine No. 11 (24 Jun 1930)

  • "Employe Killed: Contact with Live Wire Fatal to Mine Worker" Birmingham News 25 Jun 1930: 7. (John T. Odum, 16)

Peerless-Cahaba Coal Mine (26 Jun 1930)

  • "Two Die in State from Accidents: Ensley Woman Succumbs After Suffering Sun Stroke" Birmingham News 3 Jul 1920: 2. (Thomas Purvis, Jr.; miner; falling rock)

Parrish Mine (Aug 1930)

  • "Three are Killed in Train and Mine Mishaps in State" Birmingham News 9 Aug 1930: 1. (Woodie Alexander, 25; falling rock); brief article; no details about victim or the accident.

Bradford Mine (11 or 12 Oct 1930)

  • "Killed at Mines: Cecil Mitchell, 21, Dies in Accident as Wire is Touched" Birmingham News 12 Oct 1930: 12 (in Sports, Automotive/Classified and Financial Section)

Sloss Mines (12 Dec 1930)

  • "Three Killed in Accident Series" Birmingham News 13 Dec 1930: 2. (Walter Jones, master mechanic; killed by falling rock)

Empire Mine (16 Dec 1930)

  • "Killed by Rock: Joseph Bishop is Victim of Mine Accident at Empire" Birmingham News 17 Dec 1930: 11. (Joseph Bishop, 56; forman)

Lee & Kincaid Mine (18 Dec 1930)

  • "Killed by Rock Fall: George Douglas Meets Death in Lee & Kincaid Mine" Birmingham News 18 Dec 1930: 27. (George Douglas; rock fall); brief article.

Benoit Coal Company Mines at Cordova (29 Dec 1930)

  • "Rock Crushes Man: Son of Mine Superintendent Instantly Killed at Cordova" Birmingham News 31 Dec 1930: 3. (Edward Dickinson, 23)

Woodward Ore Mine (27 Jan 1931)

  • "Miner Crushed: Gus Parsons Dies After Falling Rock Accident in Ore Mine" Birmingham News 28 Jan 1931: 4. (Gus Parsons; miner; 27 Jan 1931)

Shannon Mines (2 Oct 1931)

  • "Fall at Mine Fatal: Funeral for Bessemer Man Set at Baptist Church" Birmingham News 3 Oct 1931: 2 (David Roy, 49)

Edgewater Mine (Dec 1931)

  • "Killed at Mine: Rock Falls on Employe at Edgewater, is Report" Birmingham News 22 Dec 1931: 1. (brief article; no names)

Overton Mine No. 1 (28 Dec 1931)

  • "Five Miners in Overton Blast Badly Injured" Birmingham Age-Herald 29 Dec 1931: 1.

  • "Two Killed in Blast: Three Others Injured in Explosion at Overton Mines" Birmingham News 29 Dec 1931: 1. (Randy Jones, Negro; James Parker, Negro)

  • "Blast Victim Dies" Birmingham News 4 Jan 1932: 12. (Carl A. Reid, 37; burned)

  • "Fifth Victim of Blast is Dead: Burial Today" Atlanta World 15 Jan 1932: 2.
    (Leon Gordon, 25; Sandy Jones; James Parker; Mitchell Shealy; Carl Reid)

Piper Mines (April 1932)

  • "Killed by Rock Fall" Birmingham News 5 Apr 1932: 1. (brief article; no names)

Manchester Coal Company Mine in Jasper (Dec 1932)

  • "Fatally Hurt at Mine" Birmingham News 8 Dec 1932: 9. (Vester Estelle, 33)

Red Diamond Coal Mines (25 Apr 1934)

  • "Miner's Rites Set: Louis Foster Killed in Mishap at Red Diamond Plant" Birmingham News 26 Apr 1934: 2. (Louis Foster, 22, miner; cable snapped)

Sayreton Mine (21 May 1934)

  • "Man Dies in Fall: Mine Foreman Suffers Broker Neck in Drop from Scaffold" Birmingham News 22 may 1934: 12. (W. J. Crowson, 49, washer foreman)

New River Mine (30 Jul 1934)

  • "Miner is Killed: Falling Rock Breaks Neck of Clarence Mason at Brilliant" Birmingham News 31 Jul 1934: 2. (Clarence Mason, 34)

Alden Mines (16 Aug 1934)

  • "Miner Electrocuted: Alden Worker Dies at Contact with Electrical Line" Birmingham News 17 Aug 1934: 22 (Phillip Reid Weaver)

Railway Fuel Company Mine in Walker County (7 Sep 1934)

  • "Killed by Pole Motor: Employe of Railway Fuel Company Crushed to Death" Birmingham News 8 Sep 1934: 3.  (Henry "Shorty" Kellum, 35)

Sayreton Mines (7 Nov 1934)

  • "Foreman Killed: Miner Loses Life in Effort to Rescue Fellow Worker" Birmingham News 8 Nov 1934: 1 (Wesley M. Dempsey, 53; haulage forman)

Alden Mines (21 Feb 1935)

  • "Martin Rites Set: Alden Mines Employe Electrocuted in Contacting Live Wire" Birmingham News 23 Feb 1935: 9. (Luke Martin)

Unknown Mine (17 April 1935)

  • "Miner's Rites Held: Margaret Man is Killed by Falling Rock at Mines" Birmingham News--Age-Herald 21 Apr 1935: 9. (Roy Brandon)

Hill Creek Mine (July 1935)

  • "Miner Found Dead: Night Pumper at Hill's Creek Dies While at Work" Birmingham News 25 Jul 1935: 7. (Cal Stevens; found dead 25 Jul 1935)

Sayreton Mines (20 Aug 1935)

  • "Miner is Killed: Grover Bankston, 35, Fatally Crushed at Sayreton" Birmingham News 20 Aug 1935: 2. (brief obituary; crushed by mine car)

Moss & McCormack Coal Mines at Howard (22 Aug 1935)

  • "Miner Killed: One Dead, Another Injured in Accident Near Howard" Birmingham News 23 Aug 1935: 4. (Carlton Latham, 26, of Kansas, AL; falling rock)

TCI Mines at Ishkooda (21 Sep 1935)

  • "Injuries Fatal: Mine Worker Dies After Being Struck by Cable"  Birmingham News 27 Sep 1935: 2. (John George Brown, 36)

Unnamed mine of Lookout Mountain (11 Oct 1935)

  • "Miner Crushed by Falling Boulder" Birmingham News 13 Oct 1935: 7. (in Financial/Want-Ads, Sports section)  (Lawrence Thomas, 22)

Searle Mine (30 Nov 1935)

  • "Miner Killed: Accident in Shaft is Fatal to Searles Man" Birmingham News -- Age-Herald 1 Dec 1935: 8 (in Financial/Want-Ads, Sports section) (James Elmer Fellers, 25; motor jumped track and a jack handle struck him in the neck)

Coal Valley Mine (2 Jan 1936)

  • "Killed in Rock Fall: Coal Miner is Victim: Two Fellow Workers Injured" Birmingham News 4 Jan 1936: 9.  (Noah Patton, 27)

Nyota Mine (7 Jan 1936)

  • "Rock Fall Fatal: Roy Johnson Killed in Accident in Mine at Nyota" Birmingham News 8 Jan 1936: 16. (Roy Johnson, 22; Moss & McCormack Coal Company)

Raimund Mines, Republic Steel Corporation (March 1936)

  • "Killed by Rock: Russell Crotwell Fatally Hurt in Ramund Mines Mishap" Birmingham News 9 Apr 1936: 1. (Russell Crotwell, 33; overcome by smoke while fighting a fire in the mine 3 weeks ago; Raimund Mines)

Black Diamond Coal Mine at Johns (14 Apr 1936)

  • "Rites for Mine Foreman: William M. Smith Killed by Falling Rock at Johns Mine" Birmingham News 15 Apr 1936: 8. (William M. Smith, 50)

Acmar Mine (21 Apr 1936)

  • "Two Miners Die of Asphyxiation" Birmingham News 22 Apr 1936: 12. ((Henry Benton and Clarence Russell)

Coal Mine near Henegar (13 Aug 1936)

  • "Killed in Mine: Blount County Man is Crushed by Falling Rock" Birmingham News 14 Aug 1936: 22.  (Oscar M. Gary, 40; brief article)

Hill Creek Mine (11 Sep 1936)

  • "Mine Mishaps Fatal: Another Accident Near West Blocton Injures Workman" Birmingham News 13 Sep 1936: 1. (S. B. Jennett; falling rock; brief article)

Wenonah Ore Mine (Oct 1936)

  • "Mine Victim Dies: Lipscomb Man Succumbs to Injuries at Weenona" Birmingham News 9 Oct 1936: 35. (J. H. Crider; killed by falling rock)

Empire Mine (3 Nov 1936)

  • "Miner is Killed" Birmingham News 5 Nov 1936: 8. (Bill Phillips, 35; killed by falling rock)

Sayreton Mine (4 Dec 1936)

  • "Mine Motorman Killed: Locomotive Runs Over Republic Steel Corporation Employe" Birmingham News 5 Dec 1936: 1.  (brief article; Ollie A. Anderson)

Mine in Aldrich, AL (7 Jan 1937)

  • "John Payne Killed in Mine Accident" Shelby County Reporter 14 Jan 1937: 1. (brief obituary; mine cave-in)

Ishkooda Mines (June 1937)

  • "Julius Melvin Nelson Killed in TCI Mine" Shelby County Reporter 17 Jun 1937: 1. (fell through underground pocket)

T.C.I. Coal Mine No. 8 in Wylam (18 Mar 1937)

  • "Two Killed, Two Hurt at Mines: Three Industrial Accidents Occur Within a Period of 24 Hours" Birmingham News 19 Mar 1937: 7. (Henry Graham, 36; TCI No. 8 Coal Mine in Wylam)

Newcastle Mine (18 Mar 1937)

  • "Two Killed, Two Hurt at Mines: Three Industrial Accidents Occur Within a Period of 24 Hours" Birmingham News 19 Mar 1937: 7. (George Evans; run over and badly crushed by a motor tram)

Woodward Red Ore Mine (13 Apr 1937)

  • "Miner's Rites Set: Funeral Arranged for Victim of Mishap in Woodward Plant" Birmingham News 14 Apr 1937: 10. (Samuel H. Davis, 41; crushed between cars; miner)

Praco Mine (8 May 1937)

  • "Mine Foreman Killed: Falling Rock Fatal to Worker at Praco Shaft" Birmingham News 9 May 1927: 2. (Marvin E. Hardin, 38, mine foreman; struck by r0ck)

Private coal mine (20 May 1937)

  • "Miner Loses Life: Alabamian Fatally Hurt as Rock Falls Upon Him" Birmingham News 21 May 1937: 2. (Verbon Perrin, 27)

Edgewater Mines (20 July 1937)

  • "Mine Accident Fatal: Negro Worker is Victim: Two Motorcyclists Injured" Birmingham News 21 Jul 1927: 6. (very light print) (Lonnie Murray, 42, crushed by a coal car)

Mulga Mine (15 Oct 1937)

  • "Grim and Silent Rescuers Comb Blast Torn Pit: Only One Man Escapes with Life and He is Near Death at Hospital." Birmingham News 16 Oct 1937: 1, 2. 

  • Franklin, Rebecca. "Young Wife Sensed Danger was Near in Premonition of Disaster: Mrs. Earnest Eastis Had Heard Death Whisper; Husband Had Spoken Often of Changing Job Soon" Birmingham News 16 Oct 1937: 1. 

  • "Ambulances Tied Up, but Officer Find Solution" Birmingham News 16 Oct 1937: 1. 

  • Ennis, William. Worker Paints Vivid Picture of Mine Disaster: Charlie Hanvey Says He Was in Dilemma After Seeing Friends Killed" Birmingham News 16 Oct 1927: 1.

  • "Mulga Mine Yields 33 Bodies: Crowds at Mine Disaster Scene and Some of Victims Birmingham News 16 Oct 1938: 41.

  • (Death List) Birmingham News  16 Oct 1937: 1.

  • Gray, Gretchen. "Sorrow's Shaft Palls Residents: They Mourn with Kin of Men Who Went Into Mine, Never to Return" Birmingham News 16 Oct 1937: 2.

  • "Explosion at Mulga Mine is Third such Disaster in that Community" Birmingham News 16 Oct 1937: 2.

  • Price, Bem. "Miners' Families See Death, Refuse to Believe it has Taken Their Own: Only Occasionally Does Broken Cry Pierce Air as Fellow Workers, Friends Cloak Feelings in Expressive Silence" Birmingham News 16 Oct 1937: 2.

  • "33 Killed, 1 Critically Hurt in Alabama Coal Mine as Explosion, Deadly Fumes Trap Working Crew: Accumulated Gas Blamed in Blast at 'Hard Luck' Pit" Atlanta Constitution 17 Oct 1937: 1A, 2A.

  • Hinds, William M. "Kin Plan Final Tribute to Mine Dead: Burden of Grief Weighs on Mulga After 33 Lost Lives in Explosion: Sole Survivor of Blast Fights Grim Battle in Hospital with Slight Hope Expressed for Recovery" Birmingham News--Age-Herald 17 Oct 1937: 1, 14. (survivor: Ivan Fox)

  • "Burden of Grief Weights on Mulga After 33 Lose Lives in Explosion" Birmingham News 17 Oct 1937: 1. (photos)

  • "Shaft is One of Safest in State" Birmingham News 17 Oct 1937: 6.

  • "Scene Described by First Rescuer: Bodies of Victims, All with Hands Over Faces, as if Warding Off Flames" Birmingham News--Age-Herald 17 Oct 1937: 6.  (in Financial/Want-Ads, Sports section)

  • Ennis, Clyde W. "Expert Says Gas Only Possible Cause: Shaft is One of Safest in State: Accumulation of Fumes in Mine is Inevitable, Is Inspector's Opinion" Birmingham News-- Age-Herald 17 Oct 1937: 6 (in Financial/Want-Ads, Sports section)

  • Ennis, Clyde W. "Death is Always Stalking Those who Mine Coal: Danger of Explosion of Underground Workers" Birmingham News--Age-Herald 17 Oct 1937: 6. (in Financial/Want-Ads, Sports section)

  • Gray, Gretchen. "Stricken Village at Last Knows Nightmare of Explosion was Real: Heart-Rending Scenes Enacted in Stricken Area as Widows and Orphans Prepare to Bury Their Dead" Birmingham News-- Age-Herald 17 Oct 1937: 6. (in Financial/Want-Ads, Sports section)

  • "Pall of Sadness Blankets Mining Town"  Birmingham News—Age-Herald 17 Oct 1937: 6 (in Financial/Want-Ads, Sports section); includes several photos of victims' families (Horace Hogan family; Joe Skinner family; "Dick" Eastis family; Horace Hogan's wife and daughter; Joe Boyd's wife and baby daughter)

  • "33 Miners Perish in Alabama Blast: Explosion Laid to Gas Ignition Crushes and Stifles Them 4 Miles Inside Mulga Shaft" New York Times 17 Oct 1937: 20. 

  • "Probe of Explosion is Pushed" Birmingham Age-Herald 18 Oct 1937: 1.

  • "Lamp May Have Caused Explosion" Birmingham News 18 Oct 1937: 2.

  • "Mine Inspector Finishing Probe," Birmingham News 19 Oct 1937: 18.

  • "33 Men Killed in Mine Explosion: One Dies Later from Injuries Received in Disaster" Shelby County Reporter 21 Oct 1937: 1.

  • "Blast Laid on Mine Officials: Failure to Comply with State Orders at Mulga Charged" Birmingham News 5 Nov 1937: 6.  (34 fatalities)

Edgewater Mine (24 Oct 1937)

  • "Shock Kills Miner: T.C.I. Employe Fatally Injured at Edgewater Shaft" Birmingham News 25 Oct 1927: 1. (Frank Howton, 28)

Muscoda Mine No. 6 (15 Jan 1938)

  • "Miner Killed by Falling Slate" Birmingham News 15 Jan 1938: 5.  (Jack York, 46, head miner)

Edgewater Mines (25 Jan 1938)

  • "T.C.I. Employe Killed: Officials Say Victim is Run Over by Railroad Cars" Birmingham News 25 Jan 1938: 17. (W. C. Stracner, 25, car distributor)

Hamilton Mine ( 11 March 1938)

  • "Dies of Injuries: John S. Jones, Motorman in Coal Mine, Succumbs" Birmingham News 14 Mar 1938: 14. (John S. Jones, 24; collision of coal trains)

Boothton Mine (10 Jun 1938)

  • "Deaths Blamed on Methane Gas: Mine Explosion at Boothton is being Investigated" Birmingham News 12 Jun 1938: 10 (in Sports, Financial/Want-Ads section) (Bernice Milstead, 30; Clyde Haley, 30; Earl Williams, 50, Negro)

  • "Three Killed, One Injured in Mine Blast: Boothton Mine Suffers First Gas Explosion Since Opening Twenty Years Ago" Shelby County Reporter 16 Jun 1938: 1.  (Clyde Haley, white; Bernice Milstead, white; Early Williams, black)

Praco Mine (1 Jul 1938)

  • Kincey, Bob. "Four Thought Dead in Crash of Mine Wall" Birmingham News
    1 Jul 1938,: 1.  (Lloyd Painter; Leonard Docking; J. I. Wingard, assistant superintendent)

  • "J. I. Wingard Killed in Mine Disaster" Shelby County Reporter 7 July 1938: 1. (obituary)

  • "Rockslide Kills 5, 3000 Feet in Mine: Crews Dare Death in Desperate Rescue of Three from Shafts" Atlanta Constitution 2 July 1938: 18.  (Lloyd Painter; J. L. Wingard, assistant mine superintendent; Leonard Docking; Howard Morgan; G. Pheffer)

  • "Six Lose Lives in Mine Cave-in" Birmingham Age-Herald 2 Jul 1938: 1.

  • Kincey, Bob. "Death Mocks Miners in Rescue Fight at Praco" Birmingham News 2 Jul 1938: 1, 2. (J. D. Painter; Lloyd Painter, 25; Leonard Dockings [Dockins], 29; Howard Morgan; William Pheffer; J. I. Wingard)

  • Ennis, William. "He Stepped to Right Instead of Left, so Miner is Alive Today: C. J. White Tells of Seeing Rock Wall Fall and Hearing Repeated Cries for Help" Birmingham News 2 Jul 1938: 1.

  • "Two Survivors Tell of Horror" Birmingham News 2 Jul 1938: 1.

  • "Proud Flag of Safety Must Go at Praco" Birmingham News 2 Jul 1938: 2. (photo).

  • "Sorrowing Families of Mine Cave-in Victims Prepare to Bury their Dead"    Birmingham News 3 Jul 1938: 1. (J. I. Wingard, 35; Leonard Dockins, 27; J. W. Peffers, 26; Lloyd Painter, J. D. Painter, Howard Morgan)

  • "Rites Held for Cave-in Victims" Birmingham Age-Herald 4 Jul 1938: 1, 2.

  • "Saddened Survivors Attend Praco Services" Birmingham Age-Herald 4 Jul 1938: 1.

Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company Mine No. 4 (14 Aug 1938)

  • "Miner is Burned to Death Despite Heroism of Negro" Birmingham News 15 Aug 1938: 1. (Robert Hooper, 27)

Lewisburg Mine (3 Oct 1938)

  • "Negro Miner Killed: Rock Slide in North Birmingham Slope Traps Two" Birmingham News 4 Oct 1938: 4. (brief article) (Spender Knott, 35, Negro miner)

Hope Mine of the Galloway Coal Company (5 Oct 1939)

  • Miner Brushes Live Wire, Dies" Birmingham News 5 Oct 1939: 24. (John Henry Wideman, 34, miner)

Spalding Mine (27 Nov 1939)

  • "Mine Foreman is Killed by Rock: C. E. Herring Loses Life, Another Seriously Hurt" Birmingham News 27 Nov 1939: 1, 18. (C. E. Herring, 41, foreman, crushed by rock)

Little Gem Coal Company (11 Dec 1939)

  • "Marvin Phillips Killed in Coal Mine Accident (obituary) Shelby County Reporter 14 Dec 1939: 1 (age 25; stuck by falling rock)

Wylam Coal Mine No. 8 (January 1940)

  • "Miner's Death Investigated" Birmingham News 3 Jan 1940: 2. (Green Johnson, negro; death may have been due to natural causes)

No. 9 Mine of the Wenonah Division, TCI (25 Jan 1940)

  •  "Fall of Sandstone Kills Two Miners" Birmingham News 26 Jan 1940: 8. (Columbus Cook, 64, Negro, head miner; Broley Lawrence, 41, Negro, section helper).

Flat Top Mine (Feb 1940)

  • "Two Die, Two Hurt in Mine Accident" Birmingham News 20 Feb 1940: 4. (Joe McGuire, abt. 33; Luke Kimball, abt. 45.)

Little Gem Coal Company at Dogwood (5 Feb 1940)

  • "George King Killed in Mine Accident" (obituary) Shelby County Reporter 8 Feb 1940: 1.  (about age 45)

Hamilton Coal Mine (27 Jun 1940)

  • "Miner Killed by Rock" Birmingham News 28 June 1940: 10.  (Jeff Donnahoo, 32)

Edgewater Coal Mine (31 July or 1 Aug 1940)

  • "T.C.I. Miner Killed" Birmingham News 1 Aug 1940: 6.  (Venice Gugliotta, track man; rock fall)  Note: light print

Hamilton Coal Mine (15 Aug 1940)

  • "Worker Electrocuted by Coal Mine Wire" Birmingham News 16 Aug 1940: 8. (Ed Pridmore, 25; electrocution)

Little Cahaba No. 2 (19 Aug 1940)

  • "One Miner is Killed, Scores Endangered in Accident at Piper: Report of Fire in Depts of Little Cahaba No. 2 Works Denied by Official" Birmingham News 19 Aug 1940: 1.  (C. L. McClellan, 40; crushed beneath a heavy rock)  NOTE: light print

Mines near Maylene (23 Aug 1940)

  • Albert Lee Spain Killed in Mine" (article/obituary) Shelby County Reporter 29 Aug 1940: 1. (65 years old; falling rock)

 Wylam Coal Mine (18 Sep 1940)

  • "Wylam Miner is Killed" Birmingham News 19 Sep 1940: 24. (Johnnie Bee Slaughter, 23; rock fall)

Edgewater Coal Mine (1 Oct 1940)

  • "Negro Miner is Killed at Pit in Edgewater" Birmingham News 2 Oct 1940: 2. (Arthur Simpson, 47, negro; crushed under rock) 2 Oct 1940: 2.

Lewisburg Mine (10 Oct 1940)

  • "Young Miner is Killed by Mistimed Charge" Birmingham News 11 Oct 1940: 18. (Jesse Webb Acton, 29)

Hill Creek Coal Mine, near West Blocton (20 Oct 1940)

  • "Miner Dies of Injuries; Another is Hurt in Fall" Birmingham News 21 Oct 1940: 13.  (T. E. Price, 52)

Wenonah Mine No. 8 (Dec 1940)

  • "Two Killed, One Injured by Falling Rock Mine Rock" Birmingham News 2 Dec 1940: 11.  (G. G. Miller, 39; Ledell Perry, 37, negro)

T.C.I. No. 10 Red Ore Mine (Jan 1941)

  • "T.C.I. Miner Killed" Birmingham News 29 Jan 1941: 16.  (Joe Smith, 55, section helper; ore slab fell on him)

Acmar Mine (19 February 1941)

  • "Trussville Miner Killed in Rock Fall at Acmar" Birmingham News 20 Feb 1941: 17.  (Arthur Plezz McBrayer, 32)

Edgewater Mine (22 May 1941)

  • "Miner at Edgewater Electrocution Victim" Birmingham News 23 May 1941: 21.      (Sanford Patterson, 24)

Docena Mine (4 Jun 1941)

  • "22 are Injured in Local Blast at Docena Mine" Birmingham News 4 Jun 1941: 1.

  • "3 Die in Mine Explosion: 13 Hurt, Burns are Suffered by Victims" Birmingham Age-Herald 5 Jun 1941: 1, 8. (headline)

  • "Three Killed, 13 Hurt in ‘Fire Damp' Blast at T.C.I. Coal Mine: Docena Toll Held Low as Wednesday Explosion Confined to Small Area" Birmingham News 5 June 1941: 6.  (Henry Grady Myers, 41; Carl Wolfe, 22; William Hamilton, 40)

  • "Injured Workmen Still in Hospital" Birmingham Age-Herald 6 Jun 1941: 4.

  • "Two Docena Miners in Critical Condition" Birmingham News 6 Jun 1941: 5.

  • "Mine Blast Claims its Fifth Victim" Birmingham News 19 June 1941: 7.  (John Walter, 44, motor inspector)

Ishkooda Ore Mine (5 Jun 1941)

  • "One Killed, Two Hurt in Other Mine Mishaps" Birmingham News 5 June 1941: 6.  (Robert Butler, Negro; rock fall)

Sayreton Mines (10 Jun 1941)

  • "One Killed, Second Hurt in Accidents at Mines" Birmingham News 10 June 1941: 11.   (Tom Alley, 41, Negro; moving locomotive)

 Acmar Mine No. 6 (10 Jul 1941)

  • "11 Dead in Acmar Mine Blast – All Bodies Found in Heading: Two White, Nine Negro Workers are Victims of Gas Explosion; Wreckage is Wide in Damaged Area; Alabama Fuel and Iron Property is Scene of Accident" Birmingham Age-Herald 11 Jul 1941: 1, 16. 

  • Franklin, Rebecca. "Bodies of Nine Taken from Acmar Mine After Blast – Victims Believed Killed Instantly in Gas Explosion: Scenes of Tragedy Occur as Relatives Receive Their Dead" Birmingham News 11 Jul 1941: 1, 10.  (Curtis Kuykendall, 26, white; Ernest Ethridge, 29, white; Preston Brown, negro; James Vann, negro; Sam Bond, negro; Willie Green, negro; A. Connico, negro; Edgar Fritz, negro; C. N. Nathan, negro; Eddie Bryant, negro)

  • Mine Explosion Takes 11 Lives: Nine Negroes, Two White Men Trapped in Birmingham Blast" Tuscaloosa News 11 Jul 1941: 1. (Associated Press article) (Ernest Etheridge; Curtiss Kuykendall; Earl Jennings; Preston Brown; James Vann; Sam Bond; Willie Green; Alonzo Connico; Edgar Fritz; C. N. Nathan; Eddie Bryant)

  • "Probe Close Behind Acmar Rescue Squad: Both State and Federal Inspectors Seeking Disaster Cause" Birmingham Age-Herald 12 July 1941: 1, 2. (includes photos of the families of 2 survivors and funeral notices for Ernest Ethridge and Custis Kuykendall) 

  • "Twin Investigations Start in Acmar Blast: Last Two Bodies Found: State and Federal Mine Experts Seek Cause of Tragedy Which Took 11" Birmingham News 12 Jul 1941: 3. 

  • "Acmar Blast Findings Withheld from Public" Birmingham Age-Herald 14 Jul 1941: 1, 2.  (includes funeral and survivor information for Ernest Ethridge and Curtis Kuykendall)

Muscoda Red Ore Mine (19 Jul 1941)

  • "Two Mine Workers Killed at Muscoda" Birmingham News 19 July 1941: 1.
    (H. L. Higgenbotham, 30, drillman, white; Preston Hill, 34, drillman's helper, white; rockfall) - brief notice

  • "Muscoda Rock Fall Takes Lives of Two" Birmingham News 20 July 1941: 5.

Nyota Mine (23 Jul 1941)

  • "Rock Fall is Fatal to Miner at Nyota" Birmingham News 24 July 1941: 13.
    (Ersey Hays, 39)

DeBardeleben Coal Corporation Mine at Coal Valley (8 Aug 1941)

  • "Coal Valley Man Dies from Injuries in Fall" Birmingham News 16 Aug 1941: 12.
    (Benny Jones, 47, rock fall)

Wylam Mine (11 Aug 1941)

  • "Miner Dies of Injuries" Birmingham News 13 Aug 1941: 10.   (brief)
    (Herman Quinzy, 44)

Bankhead Mines (25 Aug 1941)

  • "Jasper Miner Killed in Bankhead Fall" Birmingham News 26 Aug 1941: 1.  (brief)
    (Leon Davis, 22; rock fall)

Woodward Red Ore Mine (1 Sep 1941)

  • "Mine Employee Killed"  Birmingham News 1 Sep 1941: 1.  (Clyde C. Gargus, 22)

Ben Davis Mine (17 Sep 1941)

  • "Eight-Ton Rock Falls; One Dead, Another Hurt" Birmingham News 18 Sep 1941: 4.    (J. M. Taylor, 22.)

Docena Mine (22 Sep 1941)

  • "TCI Worker Killed" Birmingham News 23 Sep 1941: 18.   (Dan Jackson, 38, mine motorman)

Muscoda Red Ore Mine (24 Feb 1942)

  • "Falling Rock Kills T.C.I. Red Ore Miner" Birmingham News 25 Feb 1942: 11.
    (Robert McAvoy, about 20; d. 24 Feb 1941)

Woodward Red Ore Mine (Apr 1942)

  • "Ben Townsend, Miner, Killed by Fall of Rock" Birmingham News 14 Apr 1942: 3.
         (age 21)

Bankhead Mine (6 May 1942)

  • "Bankhead Mine Worker is Killed in Rock Fall" Birmingham News 17 May 1942: 15-A.   (Lecil Kitchens, 25; obituary)

Hamilton Mine (23 Jun 1942)

  • "Negro Miner Loses Life After Touching Wire" Birmingham News 23 June 1942: 10.   (James Henderson, 24; d. 23 June 1942)

Brookside Pratt Coal Mine (25 Jun 1942)

  • "Elevator Shaft Fall is Fatal to Miner" Birmingham News 26 June 1942: 26.  (Herman King; d. 25 June 1942)

Flat Top Mine (Jun 1942)

  • "One Killed and Three Hurt in Mine Rock Fall" Birmingham News 29 June 1932: 1.   (Oliver Wisener; died last week)

Acmar Mines (9 Oct 1942)

  • "George Shepherd Killed in Accident at Acmar" Birmingham News 10 Oct
    1942: 1.   (George "Bud" Shepherd, 55, mine contractor; obituary)

Hamilton Mines (24 Nov 1942)

  • "One Killed, Four Hurt in Rock Fall at Mine" Birmingham News 24 Nov 1942: 4.  (T. A. Williams, 27)

Spaulding Mine (29 Jan 1943)

  • "Rock Falls in Mines Kill Two, Injure One" Birmingham News 22 Feb 1943: 2. (Tom Curren, 50)

Wenonah Mine (29 Jan 1943)

  • "Rock Falls in Mines Kill Two, Injure One" Birmingham News 22 Feb 1943: 2.  (Willie Benson, 22, helper)

Hamilton Mines (22 Feb 1943)

  • "Fall of Rock in Mine Kills One, Injures Two" Birmingham News 22 Feb 1943: 12.  (John W. Finley)

Praco Mine (11 May 1943)

  • "10 Killed in Blast at Praco Mine: Victims Believed Trapped as Gas Explodes; 12 Companions Safe; Accident Occurs Mile and a Half Down" Birmingham News 11 May 1943: (Cleve Walker; Fred Blackledge; Lovell Cook; Raymond Kemp; Francis Dill; John Files; Henry Merrit; Mack Feltman; S. E. Wood; Henry Bert Beacham)

  • "10 Die, Five Burned in Praco Mine Explosion" Birmingham Age-Herald 12 May 1943: 1, 4. (photo) 

  • "Seven Men in Shaft Escape Injury in Morning Blast" Birmingham Age-Herald 12 May 1943: 1. (casualty list)

  • "Praco Death Toll Raised to 11 With the Passing of Lexie Cost" Birmingham News 12 May 1943: 19. 

  • "Deaths Mount at Praco Mine" Birmingham Age Herald 13 May 1943: 10. 

Sayre Mine (21 May 1943)

  • "Willard Black Killed When Run Over at Mine" Birmingham News 22 May 1943: 1.  (run over by mine cars)

Lewisburg Mine (17 Jun 1943)

  • "Miner Killed, Four Injured at Lewisburg" Birmingham News 17 Jun 1943: 23.  (George Armstrong; rock fall)

Powhatan Mine (6 Jul 1943)

  • "One Man Killed, Five Burned in Explosion at Powhatan Mine" Birmingham News 7 July 1943: 11.  (Scott Bradley)

Short Creek Mine (11 Aug 1943)

  • "Loading Operator Dies in Accident at Mine" Birmingham News 11 Aug 1943: 20.  (Jack Johnson, 46, coal-loading machine operator)

Flat Top Mine (Aug 1943)

  • "Sloss-Sheffield Worker is Killed by Rock Larry" Birmingham News 24 Aug 1943: 14.  (James Corke)

Sayreton Mine, No. 2 (Aug 29, 1943)

  • "14 Known Dead, 11 Hurt in Sayreton Mine" Birmingham News 29 Aug 1943: 1. (list of injured)

  • "District Mine Explosions Death Toll is 19" Birmingham Age-Herald 30 Aug 1943: 1. (photos included)

  • "Death Toll in Sayreton Mine Blast Reaches 21; Hospitals Treat 23 More" Birmingham News 30 Aug 1943: 1, 9.  (E. J. McCrossin, George Ferguson, William Goodwin, John Frame, Simon Oldacre, J. V. Sharit, William M. Pennington, James M. McCombs, John W. Guthrie, W. E. Faucett, John M. McCombs, Henry E. Hann, George J. W. Sellers, C. E. Saxon, Tom McAlpine, Herbert E. Gilley, W. H. Abel, Will Neal, Amos McGruder, Joe Davenport, Will Giles)

  • "Industrial Safety Director Added to Fatalities: Edward J. McCrossin Dies After Injuries in Second Explosion" Birmingham News 30 Aug 1943: 9.

  •  "Toll in Sayreton Mine Blasts Up Two, Now 21" Birmingham Age-Herald 31 Aug 1943: 1, 2.

  • "All Safety Suggestions followed at Sayreton" Birmingham News 31 Aug 1943: 1.

  •  "Formal Probe of Mine Blast is Started Here" Birmingham Age-Herald 1 Sep 1943: 1, 2.

  • "22nd Mine Victim" Birmingham News 1 Sep 1943: 6. (Monroe Staples Bailey, Chief Safety Inspector; died 31 Aug 1943; includes photo with caption)

  • "Substandard Mine Conditions Corrected, Says Republic Official: Evans Answers Report by U.S. Bureau Charging Faults in Ventilation" Birmingham News 1 Sep 1943: 6.

  • "Deputy Sheriff, Miner, Added to Sayreton Toll" Birmingham Age-Herald 2 Sep 1943: 1, 16. (photo of Sheriff included)

  • "Nineteen Men Killed in Mine Explosion" (brief article) Shelby County Reporter 2 Sep 1943: 1.

  • "Sayreton Death Toll Now Standing at 25" Birmingham News 6 Sep 1943: 2. 
    (Jesse Davis, 47, machine operator)

  • "Mine Blast Toll at 26 as Roy Bennett Passes" Birmingham News 16 Sep 1943: 6. (Roy Bennett, 29, section foreman)

  • "Mine Blast Victim's Services Announced" Birmingham News 22 Sep 1943: 19. (Thomas DeWitt Peebles, 32; 27th victim)

  • "Miner's Death Raises Toll at Sayreton to 30" Birmingham News 24 Oct 1943:      1.  (Frank J. Loggins, 43; explosion)

Powhatan (5 Nov 1943)

  • "One Killed, Two Hurt in Rock Fall at Mine" Birmingham News 6 Nov 1943: 3. (Will Wooley, Negro; rock fall)

Ishkooda No. 14; ore mine (Feb 1944)

  • "Injuries Fatal to Miner" Birmingham News 8 Feb 1944: 16.  (Earl Jones, 29, Negro; struck by an electric locomotive)

Small privately owned coal mine near Lake Purdy (19 Jul 1944)

  • "Mine Accident Kills One, Seriously Hurts Another" Birmingham News 20 July 1944: 6.  (Robert Richardson, 48; hoisting cable snapped)

Ishkooda Mine (Nov 1944)

  • "Noah Mewbourn Dead after Accident at Mine" Birmingham News 16 Nov 1944: 32.  (Noah Mewbourn, 52, material man; struck by electric train)

Muscoda No. 6 (Dec 1944)

  • "Mine Accident is Fatal" Birmingham News 28 Dec 1944: 2.   (Walter White, 48; struck by a descending skip car; survived by widow and one child)

Lawson Mine at Sicard Hollow (25 Jan 1945)

  • "Mine Inspector Killed" Birmingham News 25 Jan 1945: 2.  (Henry E. Smith, 68; crushed by a rock fall) 

Bradford Mine (May 1945)

  • "Bradford Mine Blast Kills Three Workers" Birmingham News 15 May 1945: 4. (Josie Cobb; Earnest Coleman; Alonzo Tubbs; gas explosion)

Wenonah Mine No. 7 (24 May 1945)

  • "One Killed, Four Hurt in Mass Jump from Train at T.C.I. Mine" Birmingham News 25 May 1945: 2 (Wallace Langston, 33, Negro)

Red Diamond Coal Mine No. 5 near Leeds (Jun 1945)

  • "Rock Fall Injury Fatal" Birmingham News 6 Jun 1945: 12. (Henry Guy, about 30, of Odenville; rock fall)

Muscoda No. 6 (3 Oct 1945)

  • "One Killed, Two Injured in Mine Rock Fall" Birmingham News 3 Oct 1945: 1. (Frank Patterson, 24; drill helper)

Acmar No. 6 (23 May 1946)

  • "Four Die in State Mine Accidents in Month" Birmingham News 24 Jun 1946: 17.    (Dexter Turnbo, 60; Hanibal Madison, 26; rock fall; Alabama Fuel and Iron)

Sides-Hollow Mine (24 May 1946)

  • "Four Die in State Mine Accidents in Month" Birmingham News 24 July 1946: 17.   (John Peterson, 51; dynamite explosion; Moss Thornton)

Wenonah No. 10 (24 May 1946)

  • "Four Die in State Mine Accidents in Month" Birmingham News 24 July 1946: 17.    (Jake Holcomb, 51; rock fall; TCI & R Co.)

Sayre Mine (Jul 1946)

  • "Mine Pumpman Killed when Caught by Cars" Birmingham News 2 July      1946: 2. (Mike Loebler, Sr., 73; Republic Steel Corporation Mine at Sayreton; crushed by "man trip")

Docena (Aug 1946)

  • "Negro Killed in Mine" Birmingham News 12 Aug 1946: 4.   (Geddie F. Davis, 56, loader; Docena Coal Mine operations; TCI; falling rock.

Sayre Mine (Oct-Nov 1946)

  • "Sayre Miner is Crushed to Death under Rock" Birmingham News 1 Nov 1946: 36. (Robert L. Patterson, 41)

Short Creek Coal Mine (12 Nov 1946)

  • "Dump Truck Operator is Crushed to Death" Birmingham News  12 Nov 1946: 1. (Oscar G. Morrow; washer helper)

Cahaba Coal Mine (14 Nov 1946)

  • Badger, Edward. "Gas Dust Explosion in Cahaba Coal Mine Causes Two Deaths" Birmingham News 15 Nov 1946: 2.  (Marvin R. Elmore, 34, mine     superintendent; Bill Ricks, 45, negro)

  • "Tragedy in the Hills" Birmingham News 15 Nov 1946: 2. (photos with captions)

Pyne Ore Mine (13 Jan 1947)

  • "Funeral Rites Arranged for Rock-Fall Victim" Birmingham News 14 Jan
         1947: 4. (R. E. Ward, 52)

Blossburg Mine (14 Jan 1947)

  • "Injury Proves Fatal to Employee at Mine" Birmingham News 14 Jan 1947: 1.  (James Arthur Logan, 53; haulage accident)

Edgewater Mine (Apr 1947)

  • "Rock Fall Crushes Mine Worker Fatally" Birmingham News 16 Apr 1947: 1.  (James H. Anderson, 24; motor inspector helper; Tennessee Coal, Iron, and      Railroad Company)

Docena Mine (May 1947)

  • "Mine Accident Fatal" Birmingham News 16 May 1947: 3.  (Eddie Hellen, 35;   Negro; fell into coal cutting machine; Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad      Company)

Wenonah Ore Mine No. 7 (Jun 1947)

  • "Mine Worker Crushed to Death at Wenonah" Birmingham News 20 June 26. (Forrest Gill, 35)

Wenonah Mine No. 8 (3 Sep 1947)

  • "Mine Worker is Killed in Wenonah Slope" Birmingham News 4 Sep 1947:  6. (Herbert P. Price, 37; mined owned by Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad    Company)

Concord Mine (18 Oct 1947)

  • "Rock Fall Kills Negro at T.C.I. Concord Mine" Birmingham News 18 Oct 1947: 3. (Alonzo Powell, 49)

Lawson Mines (near New Merkle) (24 Oct 1947)

  • "Rites for Joe K. Lawson, Killed in Mine, Arranged" Birmingham News 26 Oct 1947: 14-A.  (struck by rock)

Iskooda Mine No. 11 (11 Nov 1947)

  • "Rock Fall Fatal to Miner" Birmingham News 12 Nov 1947: 2.   (Ezekial Givhan, 33, negro miner; TCI mine)

Sayre Mines (15 Dec 1947)

  • "Fall of Rock Crushes Miner at Sayreton" Birmingham News 16 Dec 1947: 24.  (Frank Ellard Cochran, 34)

Short Creek Mine (Mar 1948)

  • "Mine Worker Killed in Rock Fall, One Hurt" Birmingham News 5 Mar 1948: 50.  (Jeffries Schoffner, 38, machine runner; TCI Mine)

  • "Two Miners Killed and Another Injured in Separate Accidents" Birmingham News 6 March 1948: 6. (Jeffries Schoffner, 38, machine operator)

Unknown mine (Mar 1948)

  • "Two Miners Killed and Another Injured in Separate Accidents" Birmingham News 6 March 1948: 6. (Shellie James Harris, 37; electrocuted; Penn Mining Company's Mine on the Florida Short Route)

Virginia Mines (Apr or May 1948)

  • "Mine Rockfall Kills One, Injures Another" Birmingham News 1 May 1948:
         1.  (Howard Gibson, 26)

Edgewater Mine (30 Jul 1948)

  • "1 Known Dead, 13 Others Hurt; Gas Held Cause" Birmingham News 30 July 1948: 1.

  • "Deaths in T.C.I. Mine Blast Climb to 7; 12 Injured and 1 Still Unaccounted For" Birmingham Age-Herald 31 Jul 1948: 1.

  • "Courage of Wives is Matched Only by That of Hurt Miners" Birmingham Age-Herald 31 Jul 1948: 1.

  • "Death Toll in Mine Blast Rises to 11" Birmingham Age-Herald 2 Aug 1948: 1.

  • "12 Feared Trapped in Mine Blast Here" Birmingham News 30 Jul 1948: 1.

  • "Mine Blast Toll Soars to Eight Dead, 12 Injured" Birmingham News 31 Jul 1948: 1.

  • "Edgewater Mine Death Toll Mounts to 11; One other Serious" Birmingham News 1 Aug 1948: 1-A. (includes list of fatalities)

  • "T.C.I. Issues Statement on Mine Accident" Birmingham News 1 Aug 1948: 5-A.

  • "Edgewater Mine Blast Deaths at 11; Eight Remain in Hospitals Birmingham News 2 Aug 1948: 8.

  • "Eight Mine Explosion Victims Still Confined to Hospitals in City" Birmingham News 3 Aug 1948: 2.

Hamilton Mine (6 Aug 1948)

  • "Mine-Rail Mishap Fatal to Motorman" Birmingham News 6 August 1948: 1. (John E. Waldon, 43; T.C.I. Mine)

Sayre Mine (Aug 1948)

  • "Falling Rock Kills Sayre Mine Worker" Birmingham News 19 August 1948: 24. (Houston Scott, 34; Republic Steel mine)

Ishkooda Mine #14 (3 Jul 1948)

  • "Run-Away Cars Kill Ishkooda Mine Helper" Birmingham News 4 July 1948:
    A-1. (James Allen Smith, 33; T.C.I. mine)

Unknown  wagon coal mine near Lynn's Crossing (Sep 1948)

  • "Miner Fatally Hurt" Birmingham News 24 Sep 1948: 32. (Clarence E. Jackson, 39)

Spaulding Mine (Oct 1948)

  • "One Dead, Another Hurt in Mine Rock Fall" Birmingham News 25 Oct 1948: 7. (Andrew Thomas, 50; Republic Steel mine)

Lindberg Mine (Oct 1948)

  • "Killed in Mine" Birmingham News 28 Oct 1948: 4. (William Robert Amason, mechanical loader; rock fall; photo with caption)

  • "Lindberg Miner Dies in Rockfall" Birmingham News 28 Oct 1948: 12. (Robert Amason)

Muscoda Mine (Nov 1948)

  • "Muscoda Man Killed in T.C.I. Mine Accident" Birmingham News 26 Nov 1948: 39. (Albert Pettigrew, 53; electric shock)

Sayreton Mines (13 Dec 1948)

  • "Falling Rock Fatal to Robert Tidwell" Birmingham News 14 Dec 1948: 2. 
    (Robert Toombs Tidwell)

Muscoda Mine (13 Feb 1949)

  • "Ore Miner Dies Under Rolling Car" Birmingham News 14 Feb 1949: 2.   (P. P. Gunnin, 52; T.C.I mine)

Flat Top Mine (Apr 1949)

  • "Miner Fatally Hurt in Conveyor Belt" Birmingham News 14 Apr 1949: 38. 
    (M. A. Farris; Sloss-Sheffield mine near Dora)

Acton Coal Company Mine (Oct 1949)

  • "Coal Miner Killed in Fall of Rock" Birmingham News 7 Oct 1949: 10. 
    (Andrew Scroggins)

Mine near Sayreton (Feb 1950)

  • "Son Watches as Rock Fall Kills Miner" Birmingham News 6 Feb 1950: 19.    (Johnny Hyde; strip mine rock fall)

Debardeleben Coal Company mine in Empire (1 Mar 1950)

  • "Fire Sweeps Mine Plant at Empire: DeBardeleben Officials Say Loss is Heavy" Birmingham Age-Herald 2 Mar 1950: 1. (fire in the central preparation plant; no injuries)

Superior Coal Company Mine near West Blocton (Mar 1950)

  • "West Blocton Miner Suffers Fatal Injuries" (Charlie Herd, 27; cave-in) Birmingham News 8 March 1950: 23

D. D. Cupps Coal Company (20 May 1950)

  • "Worker Dies After 30-Ft. Fall from Mine Tipple" (Seth Thomas Rice, 67) Birmingham News 23 May 1950: 20.

Unknown mine (Oct 1950)

  • Waldron, Martin. "All Miners Could Do was Dig Him Out" Birmingham Post-Herald 5 Oct 1950: 1 (Preston Isbell; age 17; rock fall)

Dolomite Mine No. 3 (April 1955)

  • Pilley, Edward and George Cook. "One Dies, 2 Missing in Mine Rock Fall: Unidentified Man Escapes, Another Hurt" Birmingham Post-Herald 6 Apr 1955: 1, 2. (Woodward's Dolomite Mine No. 3; Louis Wigglesworth, black; rock fall)

Concord Mine (5 Apr 1956)

  • "Overcome by Smoke, TCI Miner Dies" Birmingham Post-Herald 6 Apr 1956: 52. (Otto Adams, 56, black)

Praco Mine (31 May 1956)

  • "Praco Mine Yields Two Blast Victims" Birmingham News 1 June 1956: 1, 14.     (Maben H. Robbins; Thomas C. Hogeland)

Praco Mines (13 Jun 1956)

  • "Tension Never Leaves Wives Waiting for the Men in the Pit" Birmingham News 14 Jun 1956: 42. (H. M. Robbins, 61; Clark Hogeland)

Paramount Coal Company Mine No. 12 (near Helena) (31 Mar 1959)

  • "Mine Inspector Crushed to Death" Birmingham Post-Herald 1 Apr 1959: 1, 2.     (Henning J. K. Marstrander)

Holden Mine No. 22 (Mar 1960)

  • "Bodies of 13 Miners Found in Coal Pit" Birmingham Post-Herald 166 Mar 1960: 5.   (Island Creek Coal Company; 18 fatalities)

Empire Mine (Feb 1961)

  • "Rock Fall Kills Empire Miner" Birmingham Post-Herald 15 Feb 1961: 15.    (Roberts Coal Company; Thurman Tanner, 46)

Segco Mine No. 2 (12 May 1969)

  • "Miner Killed" Shelby County Reporter 15 May 1969: 1.  (Arnold Smith, 29; crushed by coal; Maylene)

Bessie Mines (18 Nov 1971)

  • Holland, Earle. "2 Men Killed in Crash at Bessie Mines" Birmingham News 19 Nov 1971: 1, 6. (Bentley Clark, Arlee Russell)

  • "Loose Trolley Wire Blamed in Accident: 2 Die, 2 Hurt in Mine" Birmingham Post-Herald 20 Nov 1971: 2.  (Bentley Clark, Arlee Russell, 52)

Concord Mine (U.S. Steel Corporation) (23 Mar 1972)

  • "Falling Slate Kills Man at Jeffco Mine" Birmingham News 23 Mar 1972: 52.       (Alfred Frank Stipes, 49)

Concord Mine (U.S. Steel Corporation) (13 Jun 1972)

  • "Fireball Came Right at Me,' Says Concord Blast Victim" Birmingham News 13 June 1972: 1,2. (Carlos McCaleb; no fatalities)

  • "Concord Mine Mishap Injures 20" Birmingham Post-Herald 14 Jun 1972: 1.      (no fatalities)

  • "27 Men Hurt as Blast Sears Concord Mine" Birmingham News 14 Jun 1972:     1, 2. (no fatalities)

Chetopa Mine (24 Jul 1977)

  • Kennedy, Harold. "Mine Survivor: 'Don't Know What Saved Me; When it Fell, I Relaxed'" Birmingham News 25 July 1977: 1.

  • Patterson, Bruce. "Elevator Plummets 300 Feet in Mine; Three Die, One      Hurt" Birmingham Post-Herald 25 July 1977: 1. (Alabama By-Products  mine near Graysville J. W. Panter, 42; Randy Allen Townsend, 25; David Enman, 37)

  • Frieden, Kitty. "Elevator Falls 200 Feet, 3 Men Killed" Birmingham News 25 July 1977: 1, 4.

  • "Why Safety Catches Failed Still Puzzling" Birmingham News (Metro edition) 26 July 1977: 1. (J. W. Panter, David Enman, Randy Townsend)

Concord Mine (25 Oct 1977)

  • "Concord Miners Return Today after Fire" Birmingham Post-Herald 25 Oct 1977: B3. (U.S. Steel Corporation mine; no fatalities)

Jim Walter Coal Mine No. 4 (29 May 1979)

  • "Mine Reopens after Worker's Death" Birmingham Post-Herald 31 May 1979: C2. (Howard Ronald Humphryes, 33)

Maxine Mine (20 Dec 1979)

  • "Boulder Kills Carbon Hill Man" Birmingham News 21 Dec 1979: 7A (Anthony Studdard, 26)

Shoal Creek Coal Mine (9 Oct 1999)

  • "Fatal Accident at Coal Mine Was the First" Tuscaloosa News 14 Oct 1999: 4B.  (Terry O'Rear, 40; rock fall)

Jim Walter Resources (23 Sep 2001)

  • "Gas Explosion Injurers Miners" Birmingham News 24 Sep 2001: 1B.

  • "Mine Rescue Try Fails; 13 Dead" Birmingham News 25 Sep 2001: 1A, 8A.

  • "Families Say Mine Victims Loved Life, Job" Birmingham News 26 Sep 2001: 1A, 8A.

  • "Miners Kin Grieve; Gas, Fire Remain" Birmingham News 26 Sep 2001: 1A, 8A.

  • "Mine Disaster" Birmingham News 26 Sep 2001: 10A.

  • Firestone, David. "Nation's Deepest Coal Mine Now Ranks Among Deadliest: Where Men Risk Their Lives for Good, Steady Jobs" New York Times 26 Sep 2001: A12.

  • "Mine Cited Before Blasts" Birmingham News 27 Sep 2001: 1A, 2A.

  • "Labor Secretary: Mine Victims Heroes" Birmingham News 28 Sep 2001: 1A.

  • "Federal Mine Regulators Open Investigation of Mine Explosion Birmingham News 28 Sep 2001: 2A.

  • "Miners Recount Brookwood Disaster" Birmingham News 30 Sep 2001: 1A, 2A. (list of deceased miners)

  • United States. Office of the Administrator, Coal Mine Safety and Health. Report of Investigation: Fatal Underground Coal Mine Explosions, September 23, 2001, no. 5 Mine. Arlington, VA: U.S. Dept. of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Coal Mine Safety and Health, 2002.

  • Internal review of MSHA's actions at the no. 5 mine Jim Walter Resources, Inc., Brookwood, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Arlington, VA: U.S. Dept. of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration, 2003.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES  - COMPANIES

Alabama Fuel and Iron Company

  • "$2,000,000 Libel Suit is Filed by Alabama Fuel, Iron Company" Birmingham News 16 Aug 1933: 3.

  • Kincey, Robert W. "Alabama Fuel & Iron Co. Looks Down That Long, Long Road Toward Oblivion: What will Happen to Idled Employees, No One Knows Yet" Birmingham News 2 Dec 1950: 1.

  • Alabama Fuel Co. Closes Acmar Mine" Tuscaloosa News 23 Nov. 1950: 6.

 Black Diamond Coal Mining Company

  • "Mine Firm Elevates Three Men" Birmingham News 1 April 1968: 25.
    (Robert J. Blair, Charles S. Blair, Clarence B. Blair)

  • Beiman, Irving. "Black Diamond Elects Alex Lemon to New Engineering Position" Birmingham News 15 Nov 1977: 27.

Brilliant Coal Company

  • "Brilliant Mine Opened in 1898: Progress in Mining Methods; Electrification and Increased Production" Birmingham News 12 Mar 1938: 12

  • "Brilliant Coal Mine at the Turn of the Century" Birmingham Age-Herald
    30 Jan 1939: 10.

  • "Brilliant Coal Co. Given New Chance at Contracts" Birmingham News 25 Nov 1958: 9.

  • Kincey, Robert W. "Passing of Old Store Sad Event" Birmingham News 30 July 1959: 29 (Brilliant Coal Company Commissary)

  • Conway, Chris. "Great Northern Acquires Brilliant Coal Co." Birmingham Post-Herald 19 Mar 1974: A-6.

  • Beiman, Irving. "Brilliant Coal Co. Expanding Capacity" Birmingham News 20 Apr 1977: 55. 

Burgess Mining and Construction Corporation

  • "Burgess Ordered to Stop Firing Workers" Birmingham Post-Herald 7 Jul 1978: A12.

DeBardeleben Coal Corporation

  • Friedman, Leon W. "Gulf Coast Ports to be Served by Corporation Here" Birmingham News 15 July 1930: 1.

  • "Firm Here Buys Coal Steamer" Birmingham Age-Herald 16 July 1930: 19.

  • "Vessel to Handle Coal to Get Trial Saturday" Birmingham Age-Herald 8 Nov 1930: 3.

  • "Collier DeBardeleben is Sunk by Atlantic Storm" Birmingham Post-Herald
    11 Mar 1932: 1.

  • "Mine Company to Reorganize: DeBardeleben Corp. Plans to Rebuild Capital Structure" Birmingham Post 21 July 1934: 2.

  • "Fire Sweeps Mine Plant at Empire" Birmingham Age-Herald 2 Mar 1960: 1.

  • "Debardeleben Empire Coal and Coke Corporation" Birmingham Post-Herald
    14 Nov 1952: 25 (advertisement)

  • "Three Generations' Identify with Alabama's Coal Industry" Birmingham News 27 Dec 1953: C11 (advertisement)

  • "A. W. Vogtle Elected Director, Secretary of DeBardeleben Co." Birmingham News 15 Mar 1955: 19.

  • "Biggest Mouth in Alabama Shades out Black Coal by Truckload" Birmingham News 5 Jan 1958: F-25.

  • Allen, Fred L. "Directors Propose Selling all Assets of DeBardeleben" Birmingham News 1 Jun 1962: 1.

  • "DeBardeleben OK's Company Liquidation" Birmingham News 11 Jun 1962: 21.

  • "DeBardeleben Liquidation Ok'd" Birmingham Post-Herald 12 Jun 1962: 15.

  • Chamblee, Leonard. "Firm Sold to McWane: DeBardeleben Properties Go"      Birmingham Post-Herald 13 Jun 1962: 1, 2.

Drummond Company

  • Beiman, Irving. "Drummond of Jasper Wants to Buy ABC" Birmingham News 22 Feb 1978: 21.

  • Beiman, Irving. "Drummond Co. Studies New Plan to Acquire ABC" Birmingham News 28 Mar 1978: 22.

  • Scarritt, Tom. "Curran Apparently to End Drummond Tie" Birmingham News 23 Mar 1979: 2.

  • Conway, Chris. "Suit Brings End to Merger Plans" Birmingham Post-Herald 28 Mar 1988: B7.

  • Lytle, Stewart. "Drummond Charged with Illegal Mining" Birmingham Post-Herald 16 Feb 1979: 1.

  • Bryant, Ted. "Contractor May Have Big Money Woes" Birmingham Post-Herald 16 Feb 1979: 1.

  • "Drummond Coal Sues Men Who Owned Firm it Bought" Birmingham News 30 Mar 1979: 3.

Gard Coal Company

  • Guge, Brett. "Coal Firm Fined in License Case" Birmingham News 3 Aug 1978: 5.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES  - ACCIDENTS/STATISTICS

  • 22 Are Killed in Mines of State: Increase in Fatal Accidents Over Last Year Noted" Birmingham News 4 Feb 1934: 13.

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