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Colorado Mining Fatalities (pre-1963)

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EBER, GEORGE Death Date: 1923JAN5
Nationality: AUSTRIAN
Occupation: DRIVER
Yrs Mine Exp: 18
Age at death: 34
Marital Status: S
Surving children:
County: HUE
Company name: MUTUAL COAL CO.
Mine name: MUTUAL
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK

ECARDE, CARLO Death Date: 1910NOV8
Nationality: ITALIAN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 26
Marital Status: M
Surving children:
County: LAS
Company name: VICTOR-AMERICAN FUEL
Mine name: DELAGUA
Cause of death/comments: EXPLOSION OF GAS/DUST-OPEN LIGHT

ECCHER, AUGUST Death Date: 1924JAN25
Nationality: ITALIAN
Occupation: PICK MINER
Yrs Mine Exp: 14
Age at death: 35
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 1
County: HUE
Company name: COLORADO FUEL & IRON CO.
Mine name: LESTER
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF DRAWSLATE

ECKERT, EMIL Death Date: 1928DEC8
Nationality: AMERICAN
Occupation: MACHINE MINER
Yrs Mine Exp: 11
Age at death: 34
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 1
County: WEL
Company name: BOULDER VALLEY COAL CO.
Mine name: BOULDER VALLEY
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF COAL & ROCK

EDWARDS, NINIAN Death Date: 1923NOV20
Nationality:
Occupation: MECH ENGINEER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 70
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: TEL
Company name:
Mine name:
Cause of death/comments: FELL DOWN A SHAFT

EGGERS, JACK Death Date: 1926MAR17
Nationality: AMERICAN
Occupation: LABORER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 46
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: DOL
Company name: COUNTY OF DOLORES
Mine name:
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK

EGNATOFF, COSTA Death Date: 1940JAN16
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: GUN
Company name: COLO. FUEL & IRON CORP.
Mine name: CRESTED BUTTE
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROOF (ROCK)

EHLER, GEORGE Death Date: 1909DEC7
Nationality: GERMAN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 40
Marital Status: S
Surving children:
County: LAP
Company name:
Mine name: HESPERUS
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF DRAWSLATE

EHNOTT, MIKE Death Date: 1914JAN28
Nationality: SLAV
Occupation: DRIVER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 22
Marital Status: S
Surving children:
County: ROU
Company name: ROUTT COUNTY FUEL
Mine name: PINNACLE
Cause of death/comments: CAUGHT BETWEEN CARS

EICHINGER, CHARLES W Death Date: 1922NOV16
Nationality: AMERICAN
Occupation: PICK MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 38
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 4
County: MOF
Company name: PRODUCERS COAL CO.
Mine name: PHILLIPS NO. 1
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK

ELENGA, HAROLD Death Date: 1960JUL16
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 43
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: DEL
Company name: SEIGRIST CONSTRUCTION CO.
Mine name:
Cause of death/comments: CRUSHED BENEATH LOADER BUCKET

ELGIN, J. W Death Date: 1895JUL29
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: LAK
Company name:
Mine name: UNION M & LEASGE
Cause of death/comments: FALL DOWN CHUTE AFTER ROPE BROKE

ELIAS, BOB Death Date: 1910SEP12
Nationality: RUSSIAN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: LAS
Company name:
Mine name: BOWEN
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK; ALIAS PAUL FLICH

ELIAS, JACK Death Date: 1910JAN31
Nationality: AMERICAN
Occupation: DRIVER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 46
Marital Status: M
Surving children:
County: LAS
Company name: COLORADO FUEL & IRON
Mine name: PRIMERO
Cause of death/comments: EXPLOSION OF GAS/DUST

ELIES, PROCORO Death Date: 1911JAN13
Nationality: MEXICAN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 26
Marital Status: S
Surving children:
County: LAS
Company name:
Mine name: ENGLE
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF SLATE

ELIGIO, AURELIO Death Date: 1917JUL26
Nationality: MEXICAN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 28
Marital Status: S
Surving children:
County: HUE
Company name: COLORADO FUEL & IRON
Mine name: WALSEN
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK

ELLEFF, FRANK Death Date: 1914AUG1
Nationality: MACEDONIAN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 24
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 0
County: ROU
Company name: ROUTT COUNTY FUEL
Mine name: PINNACLE NO. 2
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF COAL FROM DELAYED SHOT

ELLIOTT, HOWARD Death Date: 1931MAR21
Nationality: AMERICAN
Occupation: MACHINE RUNNER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 31
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 2
County:
Company name: BLUE BIRD MINES
Mine name: INC.
Cause of death/comments: JEF

ELLIOTT, JOSEPH P Death Date: 1928APR29
Nationality: AMERICAN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 38
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: GAR
Company name:
Mine name:
Cause of death/comments: EXPLOSION OF POWDER

ELLIOTT, W. H Death Date: 1902AUG7
Nationality: AMERICAN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 27
Marital Status: M
Surving children:
County: LAS
Company name:
Mine name: BOWEN
Cause of death/comments: EXPLOSION

ELLIS, ROBERT Death Date: 1898DEC5
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: SAJ
Company name:
Mine name: SILVER LAKE
Cause of death/comments: EXPLOSION FROM SHOT

ELLIS, WILLIAM Death Date: 1926AUG2
Nationality: AMERICAN
Occupation: MASTER MECHANIC
Yrs Mine Exp: 7
Age at death: 48
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 3
County: ROU
Company name: FRAKER COAL CO.
Mine name: BEAR RIVER
Cause of death/comments: CAUGHT & DRAGGED BY HORSE FOR TEN FEET

ELMER, ED Death Date: 1941OCT6
Nationality:
Occupation: TIMBERMAN & MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 48
Marital Status: M
Surving children:
County: LAK
Company name: RESURRECTION MINING CO.
Mine name: LEADVILLE
Cause of death/comments: FELL BACKWARD INTO TIMBER SLIDE

ELOIN, E. G Death Date: 1899MAR10
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: MIN
Company name:
Mine name: COMMODORE
Cause of death/comments: EXPLOSION WHILE CUTTING CAPING FUSE

ELRICK, CHARLES M Death Date: 1895OCT6
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: ELP
Company name:
Mine name: ANCHOR
Cause of death/comments: EXPLOSION OF POWDER

ELSE, RICHARD JOHN Death Date: 1940JAN30
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: GUN
Company name: COLORADO FUEL & IRON CORP.
Mine name: CRESTED BUTTE
Cause of death/comments: CRUSHED WHILE REMOVING SPRAGS

EMERSON, WILLIAM Death Date: 1899APR3
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 34
Marital Status: S
Surving children:
County:
Company name:
Mine name: PEERLESS
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF TOP ROCK

ENDERMAIL, RUDOLPH Death Date: 1889NOV26
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: HUE
Company name: COLORADO FUEL CO.
Mine name: ROUSE
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK

ENDICOTT, JONATHAN Death Date: 1948JAN22
Nationality:
Occupation: PUMPMAN
Yrs Mine Exp: 30
Age at death: 71
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: LAS
Company name: C. F. & I. CORP.
Mine name: FREDERICK
Cause of death/comments: HAULAGE

ENDRIETTA, BERTIE Death Date: 1901SEP16
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: PIT
Company name:
Mine name: SPRING GULCH
Cause of death/comments: EXPLOSION

ENGEL, C E Death Date: 1921JUL30
Nationality:
Occupation: LABORER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: GAR
Company name:
Mine name:
Cause of death/comments: CAR RAN AWAY

ENGLAND, JAMES Death Date: 1919AUG18
Nationality: AMERICAN
Occupation: PICKMAN
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 67
Marital Status: N
Surving children: 0
County: HUE
Company name: OAKDALE COAL CO.
Mine name: OAKDALE
Cause of death/comments: EXPLOSION OF GAS DUE TO DEFECTIVE LAMP

ENGLER, JAMES Death Date: 1897JUN21
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: SAM
Company name:
Mine name: NELLIE
Cause of death/comments: ROCK ROLLING OVER CLIFF

ENGLISH, RAPHAEL Death Date: 1910JUL7
Nationality: ITALIAN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 25
Marital Status: S
Surving children:
County: LAS
Company name:
Mine name: BERWIND
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK

ENGLISH, SAMUEL A Death Date: 1933OCT14
Nationality:
Occupation: OPERATOR
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 61
Marital Status: M
Surving children:
County: TEL
Company name:
Mine name: DIG GOLD
Cause of death/comments: OVERCOME BY CARBON DIOXIDE

ENLOW, CHARLES Death Date: 1937JAN22
Nationality:
Occupation: MOTORMAN
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 40
Marital Status: S
Surving children:
County: EAG
Company name: EMPIRE ZINC CO.
Mine name:
Cause of death/comments: CAUGHT BETWEEN POST & BATTERY BOX ON MOTOR

ENOKNIOFF, JORDAN Death Date: 1911JAN2
Nationality: BULGARIAN
Occupation: MACHINE HELPER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 28
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 2
County: BOU
Company name:
Mine name: HECLA
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK

ENRIETTA, PETER Death Date: 1910FEB20
Nationality: ITALIAN
Occupation: DUMPER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 52
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 1
County: PIT
Company name:
Mine name: SPRING GULCH
Cause of death/comments: STRUCK BY A CAR ON THE INCLINE

EPPICH, ANTON Death Date: 3SEP1897
Nationality:
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: GAR
Company name: COLORADO FUEL & IRON
Mine name: SUNSHINE
Cause of death/comments: EXPLOSION OF GAS/DUST-OPEN LIGHT

ERICKSON, ANDREW Death Date: 1898FEB2
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: CLE
Company name:
Mine name: ESMERALDA
Cause of death/comments: PICKING OUT MISSED HOLE

ERICKSON, GUY Death Date: 1918AUG3
Nationality:
Occupation: ENGINEER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 29
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: SAM
Company name:
Mine name:
Cause of death/comments: LOST FOOTING AND FELL

ERICKSON, JOHN Death Date: 1921JUL28
Nationality:
Occupation: TIMBERMAN
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 28
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: SAM
Company name:
Mine name:
Cause of death/comments: OVERCOME BY POWDER GAS

ERICKSON, LOUIS Death Date: 1898APR6
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: BOU
Company name:
Mine name: INGRAM
Cause of death/comments: ROCK FALLING FROM HANGING WALL

ERJEN, PAUL Death Date: 1901NOV7
Nationality: SLAVONIAN
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: GAR
Company name:
Mine name: MIDLAND
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF COAL

ERKANG, NICK Death Date: 1910NOV26
Nationality: HOLLANDER
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 22
Marital Status: S
Surving children:
County: HUE
Company name:
Mine name: CAMERON
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK

ERTZ, MARVIN L Death Date: 1954SEP16
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County:
Company name: CLIMAX MOLYBDENUM CO.
Mine name:
Cause of death/comments: STRUCK BY SLUSHER

ESPINOSA, E. Death Date: 1910NOV8
Nationality: MEXICAN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 40
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 6
County: LAS
Company name: VICTOR-AMERICAN FUEL
Mine name: DELAGUA
Cause of death/comments: EXPLOSION OF GAS/DUST-OPEN LIGHT

ESPINOSA, S. Death Date: 1910NOV8
Nationality: MEXICAN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 30
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 0
County: LAS
Company name: VICTOR-AMERICAN FUEL
Mine name: DELAGUA
Cause of death/comments: EXPLOSION OF GAS/DUST-OPEN LIGHT

ESPINOZA, JOSEPH Death Date: 1927NOV28
Nationality: MEXICAN
Occupation: MACHINE MINER
Yrs Mine Exp: 7
Age at death: 29
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 1
County: HUE
Company name: CALIENTE COAL CO.
Mine name: RAVENWOOD
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK

ESPJINOSA, YSA Death Date: 1910NOV8
Nationality: MEXICAN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 31
Marital Status: M
Surving children:
County: LAS
Company name: VICTOR-AMERICAN FUEL
Mine name: DELAGUA
Cause of death/comments: EXPLOSION OF GAS/DUST-OPEN LIGHT

ESPOSITO, LUIS Death Date: 1914APR11
Nationality: SPANIARD
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 23
Marital Status: S
Surving children:
County: LAS
Company name: COLORADO FUEL & IRON
Mine name: FREDERICK
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK

ESTAS, JOHN T Death Date: 1897AUG13
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: RIG
Company name:
Mine name: IDA TUNNEL
Cause of death/comments: EXPLOSION WHILE PREPARING POWDER

ESTRELLA, FRANCISCO Death Date: 1913JAN27
Nationality: MEXICAN
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 39
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 1
County: HUE
Company name: ROCKY MOUNTAIN FUEL
Mine name: PINION
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK

ETCHELLS, JAMES P Death Date: 1918MAY23
Nationality: AMERICAN
Occupation: SUPERINTENDENT
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 40
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 3
County: BOU
Company name: NATIONAL FUEL
Mine name: MONARCH NO. 1
Cause of death/comments: ELECTROCUTED

EURIATTI, JOHN Death Date: 1913OCT16
Nationality: AUSTRIAN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 45
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 4
County: GAR
Company name: ROCKY MOUNTAIN FUEL
Mine name: MIDLAND
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK

EUSTIN, LUCAS Death Date: 1893FEB21
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: HUE
Company name: COLORADO FUEL AND IRON CO.
Mine name: ROUSE
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK

EVA, RICHARD Death Date: 1879MAY7
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 37
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 2
County: JEF
Company name:
Mine name: GOLDEN
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK; BORN DEVONSHIRE

EVANCICH, ANTON Death Date: 1917APR27
Nationality: AUSTRIAN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 40
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 1
County: LAS
Company name:
Mine name: HASTINGS
Cause of death/comments: EXPLOSION

EVANHOFF, JOHN Death Date: 1929DEC4
Nationality: BULGARIAN
Occupation: MACHINE MINER
Yrs Mine Exp: 18
Age at death: 52
Marital Status: W
Surving children: 5
County: BOU
Company name: ROCKY MOUNTAIN FUEL CO.
Mine name: INDUSTRIAL
Cause of death/comments: ELECTROCUTED

EVANOFF, TONY Death Date: 1919JAN14
Nationality: BULGARIAN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 37
Marital Status: S
Surving children:
County: LAS
Company name: CEDAR HILL COAL AND COKE
Mine name: GREENVILLE
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK

EVANS, D. M Death Date: 1897MAY23
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: DOL
Company name:
Mine name: VESTEL
Cause of death/comments: FALLING DOWN SHAFT

EVANS, LLEWLYN Death Date: 1910NOV8
Nationality: AMERICAN
Occupation: PIT BOSS
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 41
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 3
County: LAS
Company name: VICTOR-AMERICAN FUEL
Mine name: DELAGUA
Cause of death/comments: EXPLOSION OF GAS/DUST-OPEN LIGHT

EVANS, NELSON Death Date: 1904JUN10
Nationality: COLORED
Occupation: DRIVER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 30
Marital Status: M
Surving children:
County: LAS
Company name:
Mine name: STARKVILLE
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROOF

EVANS, OLIVER Death Date: 1926APR22
Nationality: AMERICAN
Occupation: MACHINE MINER
Yrs Mine Exp: 3
Age at death: 42
Marital Status: S
Surving children:
County: WEL
Company name: BOULDER VALLEY COAL CO.
Mine name: BOULDER VALLEY
Cause of death/comments: CRUSHED UNDER LOADED CAR

EVANS, W. J Death Date: 1910NOV8
Nationality: AMERICAN
Occupation: ASST. SUPER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 24
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 2
County: LAS
Company name: VICTOR-AMERICAN FUEL
Mine name: DELAGUA
Cause of death/comments: EXPLOSION OF GAS/DUST-OPEN LIGHT

EVANS, WILLIS Death Date: 1910NOV8
Nationality: AMERICAN
Occupation: RESCUS MAN
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 25
Marital Status: S
Surving children:
County: LAS
Company name: VICTOR-AMERICAN FUEL
Mine name: DELAGUA
Cause of death/comments: EXPLOSION OF GAS/DUST-OPEN LIGHT

EVERLY, THOMAS L Death Date: 1917AUG25
Nationality: AMERICAN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 59
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 5
County: FRE
Company name: COLORADO FUEL & IRON
Mine name: ROCKVALE
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK

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