Deadliest coal mining accidents worldwide 1866-1975

This statistic illustrates the number of casualties in the coal mining accidents with the most fatalities worldwide, which occurred between 1866 and 1975. The second deadliest coal mining accident in the world was the Courrieres Coal Mine Disaster that occurred on March 10, 1906 in the Courrieres Colliery in France with 1,099 fatalities.

Number of casualties in the most fatal coal mining disasters worldwide from 1866 to 1975

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Release date

May 2014



Survey time period

1866 to 1975

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