The industry of mining anthracite coal in Pennsylvania are priced at 30,000 everyday lives between 1869 and 1950.

This averages out to about 370 fatalities a 12 months or higher than one death each day.

Such an interest rate really appears low in comparison to railroad fatalities or highway that is modern; and though today you can still find deaths from mining, even yet in Pennsylvania, modern coal mining, that used to hire a huge number of men underground, now could be managed by a couple of dozen guys working open pit mines when you look at the air-conditioned cabs of giant trucks and shovels. Fatalities are uncommon under those circumstances.

The worst loss of life in an United states railroad accident ended up being 101 killed on 9 July 1918, at a spot called “Dutchman’s Curve” in Nashville, Tennessee.

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