DPL Home About FAQ Contact Us Hours

  in:
 text 

Colorado Mining Fatalities (pre-1963)

V

VACARI, ITALIAN Death Date: 1908MAR20
Nationality: MINER
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp: 23
Age at death: S
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: MIS
Company name: MORLEY
Mine name: LAS
Cause of death/comments:

VAI, ANGELO Death Date: 1908JUL3
Nationality: ITALIAN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 30
Marital Status: M
Surving children:
County: LAS
Company name:
Mine name: HASTINGS
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK

VAILIA, JOE Death Date: 1909AUG17
Nationality: ITALIAN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 39
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 3
County: LAS
Company name:
Mine name: BERWIND
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF DRAWSLATE

VAIMLECK, MATT Death Date: 1910JAN6
Nationality: SLAV
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 41
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 4
County: LAS
Company name:
Mine name: BOWEN
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF DRAWSLATE

VALADAZ, JOSE Death Date: 1917APR27
Nationality: MEXICAN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 25
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 1
County: LAS
Company name:
Mine name: HASTINGS
Cause of death/comments: EXPLOSION

VALDEN, JOHN Death Date: 1897JUN22
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: SAJ
Company name:
Mine name: IOWA
Cause of death/comments: EXPLOSION

VALDEN, PETE Death Date: 1909JUL8
Nationality: AUSTRIAN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 53
Marital Status: M
Surving children:
County: HUE
Company name:
Mine name: MIDWAY
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROOF

VALDEZ, BEN Death Date: 1917APR27
Nationality: MEXICAN
Occupation: PUMPMAN
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 27
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 3
County: LAS
Company name:
Mine name: HASTINGS
Cause of death/comments: EXPLOSION

VALDEZ, HENRY Death Date: 1917JUN18
Nationality: MEXICAN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 49
Marital Status: W
Surving children: 1
County: HUE
Company name: COLORADO FUEL & IRON
Mine name: CAMERON
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK

VALDEZ, ISAAC Death Date: 1917MAR6
Nationality: MEXICAN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 28
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 3
County: LAS
Company name: ISEAL FUEL
Mine name: JEWEL
Cause of death/comments: CRUSHED BETWEEN A LOADED CAR AND PROP

VALDEZ, JOE Death Date: 1910NOV8
Nationality: MEXICAN
Occupation: DRIVER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 34
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

VALDEZ, JOSEPH Death Date: 1930MAY25
Nationality:
Occupation: DRILLER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 44
Marital Status: M
Surving children:
County: JEF
Company name: BERTRAND QUARRY
Mine name:
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK

VALDEZ, JOSEPH Death Date: 1924OCT30
Nationality: S. AMERICAN
Occupation: SLATE PICKER
Yrs Mine Exp: 2
Age at death: 19
Marital Status: S
Surving children:
County: LAS
Company name: THREE PINES COAL CO.
Mine name: THREE PINES
Cause of death/comments: BLOOD POISON

VALENCHICH, FRANK Death Date: 1922MAR24
Nationality: SLAV
Occupation: MACHINE RUNNER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 32
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 0
County: LAS
Company name: COLORADO FUEL & IRON CO.
Mine name: SOPRIS
Cause of death/comments: EXPLOSION

VALENCHICH, MATT Death Date: 1922MAR24
Nationality: SLAV
Occupation: MACHINE RUNNER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 28
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 2
County: LAS
Company name: COLORADO FUEL & IRON CO.
Mine name: SOPRIS
Cause of death/comments: EXPLOSION

VALENCIA, JOE C Death Date: 1941JAN7
Nationality:
Occupation: SHOVELER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 50
Marital Status: M
Surving children:
County: EAG
Company name: EMPIRE ZINC CO.
Mine name:
Cause of death/comments: FELL FROM LADDER DOWN A RAISE

VALENCICH, MATT Death Date: 1917APR27
Nationality: AUSTRIAN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 21
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 1
County: LAS
Company name:
Mine name: HASTINGS
Cause of death/comments: EXPLOSION

VALENQUELE, AGUSETA Death Date: 1918MAY8
Nationality: MEXICAN
Occupation: MACHINE MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 24
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 3
County: LAS
Company name: TEMPLE FUEL
Mine name: BRODHEAD
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK

VALENTINE, FRANK Death Date: 1906FEB15
Nationality: AUSTRIAN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 40
Marital Status: M
Surving children:
County: LAS
Company name:
Mine name: SUFFIELD
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK

VALENTINE, W O Death Date: 1899MAY18
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: LAK
Company name:
Mine name: IBEX
Cause of death/comments: PICKING OUT MISSED SHOT

VALENTZ, JOHN Death Date: 1893DEC15
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: LAS
Company name: COLORADO FUEL AND IRON CO.
Mine name: SOPRIS
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF COAL

VALENZANO, DOMENIC Death Date: 1939APR20
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: FRE
Company name: MANLEY COAL CO.
Mine name: MANLEY
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK

VALENZICH, TONY Death Date: 1918APR12
Nationality:
Occupation: STOPER DRILL
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 45
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: HIN
Company name:
Mine name:
Cause of death/comments: FILLED STOPE AND SUFFOCATED

VALENZICH, TONY Death Date: 1918APR12
Nationality:
Occupation: DRILLER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 45
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County:
Company name:
Mine name:
Cause of death/comments: AT LAKE CITY;DRAWN INTO STOPE & SUFFOCATED

VALERA, STEPHEN Death Date: 1895AUG29
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: GIL
Company name:
Mine name: SLEEPY-HOLLOW
Cause of death/comments: DROWNED

VALERIO, FLAVIANO Death Date: 1923APR18
Nationality: MEXICAN
Occupation: PICK MINER
Yrs Mine Exp: 12
Age at death: 32
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 2
County: LAS
Company name: EMPIRE COAL MINING CO.
Mine name: EMPIRE
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK

VALINT, JIM Death Date: 1910JAN31
Nationality: HUNGARIAN
Occupation: TIMBERMAN
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 23
Marital Status: S
Surving children:
County: LAS
Company name: COLORADOFUEL & IRON
Mine name: PRIMERO
Cause of death/comments: EXPLOSION OF GAS/DUST

VALKE, GEORGE Death Date: 1899JAN4
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: HUE
Company name:
Mine name: MAITLAND
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK

VALQUEZ, JOSE A Death Date: 1926MAY15
Nationality: AMERICAN
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 22
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: LAK
Company name:
Mine name:
Cause of death/comments: FELL 200 FEET DOWN ABANDONED SHAFT

VAMVAS, JOHN Death Date: 1918MAR7
Nationality: GREEK
Occupation: MACHINE MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 35
Marital Status: S
Surving children:
County: HUE
Company name: VICTOR-AMERICAN FUEL
Mine name: RAVENWOOD
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK

VanARSDALE, ALBERT Death Date: 1942JAN9
Nationality:
Occupation: CHUTE PULLER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 34
Marital Status: W
Surving children:
County: SIL
Company name: PRIDE OF WEST
Mine name: INC.
Cause of death/comments: SAJ

VanAUSDAL, JAMES A Death Date: 1926AUG24
Nationality: AMERICAN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 50
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: SUM
Company name:
Mine name:
Cause of death/comments: HOLES EXPLODED ABOUT THE TIME HE LEFT

VANCE, W V Death Date: 1941AUG9
Nationality:
Occupation: CHUCKTENDER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 28
Marital Status: M
Surving children:
County: TEL
Company name: VETA MINES
Mine name: INC.
Cause of death/comments: SAM

VanCLEAVE, ARTHUR W Death Date: 1942JAN27
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: ROU
Company name: VICTOR-AMERICAN FUEL
Mine name: WADGE
Cause of death/comments: GAS EXPLOSION

VANDEREN, A. A Death Date: 1896FEB19
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: DOU
Company name:
Mine name: MULDOON
Cause of death/comments: TUNNEL CAVED IN

VANDERWIELE, HARRY Death Date: 1927JAN29
Nationality: AMERICAN
Occupation: TRAMMER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 21
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: SAJ
Company name:
Mine name:
Cause of death/comments: CAUGHT BETWEEN CHUTE & CAR

VANSCOY, FLOYD Death Date: 1943FEB19
Nationality:
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 27
Marital Status: M
Surving children:
County: LAK
Company name: CLIMAX MOLYBDENUM CO.
Mine name: CLIMAX
Cause of death/comments: DRILLED INTO MISSED HOLE

VanWHY, WILLIAM Death Date: 1899OCT28
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: TEL
Company name:
Mine name: JOE DANDY
Cause of death/comments: FALL TO BOTTOM SHAFT AND HOLES EXPLODED

VARANTIS, SAMUEL Death Date: 1928MAY4
Nationality: GREEK
Occupation: PICK MINER
Yrs Mine Exp: 15
Age at death: 35
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 2
County: HUE
Company name: COLORADO FUEL & IRON CO.
Mine name: KEBLER NO. 2
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF PILLAR COAL

VARGA, ANDREA Death Date: 1907JAN23
Nationality: HUNGARIAN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 40
Marital Status: M
Surving children:
County: LAS
Company name: COLORADO FUEL & IRON
Mine name: PRIMERO
Cause of death/comments: EXPLOSION OF GAS/DUST-OPEN LIGHT

VARRA, JR. Death Date: 1930NOV29
Nationality: JOSEPH
Occupation: AMERICAN
Yrs Mine Exp: LA
Age at death:
Marital Status: 1
Surving children:
County: MON
Company name:
Mine name: NATIONAL FUEL CO.
Cause of death/comments: BOU

VASANELLI, PETER Death Date: 1910SEP30
Nationality: ITALIAN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 31
Marital Status: M
Surving children:
County: LAS
Company name:
Mine name: BERWIND
Cause of death/comments: CRUSHED BETWEEN MOTOR AND CAR

VASHOLTZ, R H Death Date: 1957JAN30
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County:
Company name: L. M. HOLLINGSWORTH & ASSOC.
Mine name:
Cause of death/comments: IMPROPER BLASTING PROCEDURE

VASQUEZ, HORACIO Death Date: 1928JUL27
Nationality:
Occupation: SHOVELER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 24
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: EAG
Company name:
Mine name:
Cause of death/comments: CAUGHT BETWEEN CHUTE & CAR

VATAKES, JIM Death Date: 1913APR15
Nationality: GREEK
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 28
Marital Status: S
Surving children:
County: HUE
Company name: VICTOR-AMERICAN FUEL
Mine name: RAVENWOOD
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK

VAUGHN, THOMAS Death Date: 1920APR14
Nationality: AMERICAN
Occupation: MACHINE MAN
Yrs Mine Exp: 22
Age at death: 41
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 6
County: LAS
Company name: COLORADO FUEL & IRON CO.
Mine name: TOLLER
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF TOP COAL

VELANDA, PERAU Death Date: 1910NOV8
Nationality: MEXICAN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 45
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

VELARDE, JOHN I Death Date: 1918MAR6
Nationality:
Occupation: FURNACE FEEDER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 20
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: FRE
Company name:
Mine name:
Cause of death/comments: CAUGHT BETWEEN ELEVATOR FRAME & GRINDER

VELASQUEZ, ALFRED Death Date: 1945NOV25
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: MES
Company name: KERR COAL
Mine name: CAMEO
Cause of death/comments: ROOF FALL

VELASQUEZ, JOE Death Date: 1930MAY5
Nationality: MEXICAN
Occupation: PICK MINER
Yrs Mine Exp: 1
Age at death: 19
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 0
County: LAS
Company name: DAVICH COAL CO.
Mine name: DAVICH
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK

VELATTE, TONY Death Date: 1911AUG25
Nationality: ITALIAN
Occupation: LABORER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 16
Marital Status: S
Surving children:
County: ROU
Company name:
Mine name: MCKINLEY
Cause of death/comments: STRUCK BY TRAMWAY ROPE

VELME, JOE Death Date: 1907JAN29
Nationality: ITALIAN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 35
Marital Status: M
Surving children:
County: BOU
Company name:
Mine name: REX NO. 1
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF BONE

VELO, SILVERIO Death Date: 1912MAY21
Nationality: MEXICAN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 33
Marital Status: M
Surving children:
County: LAS
Company name:
Mine name: DELAGUA
Cause of death/comments: CRUSHED BETWEEN CAR AND PROP

VELORAS, EUGENIO M Death Date: 1918JUN13
Nationality: MEXICAN
Occupation: PICK MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 38
Marital Status: S
Surving children:
County: LAS
Company name: COLORADO FUEL & IRON
Mine name: PRIMERO
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF COAL

VELOTTIE, JIM Death Date: 1912JUN18
Nationality: AUSTRO-TYROL
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 36
Marital Status: S
Surving children:
County: LAS
Company name: VICTOR-AMERICAN FUEL CO.
Mine name: HASTINGS
Cause of death/comments: EXPLOSION OF GAS DUE TO DEFECTIVE LAMP

VENCENTI, JOSEPH Death Date: 1918MAR28
Nationality: ITALIAN
Occupation: PICK MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 44
Marital Status: W
Surving children: 1
County: HUE
Company name: OAKDALE COAL
Mine name: OAKDALE
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK

VENOVICH, SAM Death Date: 1910JAN31
Nationality: CROATIAN
Occupation: DRIVER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 28
Marital Status: S
Surving children:
County: LAS
Company name: COLORADOFUEL & IRON
Mine name: PRIMERO
Cause of death/comments: EXPLOSION OF GAS/DUST

VERCELLONO, JOHN B Death Date: 1931SEP18
Nationality: ITALIAN
Occupation: PICK MINER
Yrs Mine Exp: 25
Age at death: 62
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 7
County: BOU
Company name: ROCKY MOUNTAIN FUEL CO.
Mine name: INDUSTRIAL
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF POT ROCK

VERGIS, TONY Death Date: 1926JAN29
Nationality: GREEK
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 45
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 1
County: LAS
Company name: BEAR CANON COAL CO.
Mine name: BEAR CANON NO. 3
Cause of death/comments: EXPLOSION OF GAS

VERLINGE, ANTONIA Death Date: 1892APR7
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: FRE
Company name: COLORADO FUEL & IRON CO.
Mine name: COAL CREEK NO. 2
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK

VERST, PETER Death Date: 1918SEP27
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 24
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County:
Company name:
Mine name: ROMLEY
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF VEIN MATTER FROM BACK

VESPER, JOHN W Death Date: 1951NOV2
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: LAP
Company name: VANADIUM CORP. OF AMERICA
Mine name: DURANGO
Cause of death/comments: CRUSHED BY MOVING MACHINERY

VIA, MARIANO Death Date: 1944MAY12
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: ELP
Company name: COLORADO SPRINGS
Mine name: CITY NO. 3
Cause of death/comments: HAULAGE

VICENZI, GIUSEPPI Death Date: 1945APR9
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: LAS
Company name: HALL BROTHERS COAL
Mine name: KENNETH
Cause of death/comments: HEART FAILURE

VICIC, JAKE Death Date: 1913AUG9
Nationality: SLAV
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 37
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 3
County: HUE
Company name: VICTOR-AMERICAN FUEL
Mine name: RAVENWOOD
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK

VICTORY, WARNER Death Date: 1951AUG24
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County:
Company name:
Mine name: RESERVOIR NO. 22
Cause of death/comments: PREMATURE EXPLOSION

VIDA, JOE Death Date: 1911JAN14
Nationality: HUNGARIAN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 42
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 4
County: LAS
Company name:
Mine name: TOLLER
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK

VIDIC, JOSEPH Death Date: 1912AUG24
Nationality: AUSTRIAN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 45
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 4
County: ROU
Company name:
Mine name: OAK HILL NO. 1
Cause of death/comments: RUN OVER BY MINE CAR

VIDICK, FRANK Death Date: 1941MAR1
Nationality:
Occupation: WHISTLEPUNK
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 38
Marital Status: M
Surving children:
County: LAK
Company name: CLIMAX MOLYBDENUM CO.
Mine name: CLIMAX
Cause of death/comments: CAUGHT BETWEEN CAR & DUMP BLOCK

VIDIO, FRANK Death Date: 1922JAN30
Nationality: SLAV
Occupation: PICK MINER
Yrs Mine Exp: 1
Age at death: 26
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 0
County: HUE
Company name: CADDELL & TAGGART
Mine name: CUCHARA CANON
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK

VIDOLITCH, MATTEO Death Date: 1895FEB1
Nationality:
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: LAS
Company name:
Mine name: SOPRIS
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF COAL

VIETTA, JOSEPH Death Date: 1895DEC11
Nationality:
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: HUE
Company name:
Mine name: ROBINSON
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF COAL

VIGIL, ALEJANDRO Death Date: 1917APR27
Nationality: MEXICAN
Occupation: DRIVER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 35
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 5
County: LAS
Company name:
Mine name: HASTINGS
Cause of death/comments: EXPLOSION

VIGIL, CORNIEL Death Date: 1892JUL1
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: LAS
Company name: COLORADO FUEL & IRON CO.
Mine name: SOPRIS
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK

VIGIL, D. L Death Date: 1908JAN14
Nationality: MEXICAN
Occupation: CARLOADER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 18
Marital Status: S
Surving children:
County: HUE
Company name:
Mine name: PRYOR
Cause of death/comments: RUN OVER BY TWO CARS

VIGIL, DARIO Death Date: 1897MAR29
Nationality:
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: LAS
Company name:
Mine name: SOPRIS
Cause of death/comments: ROCK FALL

VIGIL, GAVINO Death Date: 1912DEC4
Nationality: MEXICAN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 27
Marital Status: S
Surving children:
County: LAS
Company name:
Mine name: FREDERICK
Cause of death/comments: CRUSHED BETWEEN CAR AND PILLAR

VIGIL, JOHN Death Date: 1900JUN18
Nationality: MEXICAN
Occupation: COMPANY HAND
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 21
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County:
Company name:
Mine name: TOLTEC
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF COAL

VIGIL, JUAN Death Date: 1913NOV17
Nationality: MEXICAN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 51
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 9
County: LAS
Company name: COLORADO FUEL & IRON
Mine name: MORLEY
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK

VIGIL, L Death Date: 1920JUL8
Nationality:
Occupation: MACHINE HELPER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 22
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: SAJ
Company name:
Mine name:
Cause of death/comments: BY A BLAST

VIGIL, PETER Death Date: 1947DEC31
Nationality:
Occupation: MOTORMAN
Yrs Mine Exp: 30
Age at death: 51
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: LAS
Company name: C. F. & I. CORP.
Mine name: FREDERICK
Cause of death/comments: HAULAGE

VIGIL, PETROLINO Death Date: 1922MAR24
Nationality: MEXICAN
Occupation: PICK MINER
Yrs Mine Exp: 20
Age at death: 45
Marital Status: S
Surving children:
County: LAS
Company name: VICTOR-AMERICAN FUEL CO.
Mine name: CASS
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK

VIGIL, RAFAEL Death Date: 1888MAR14
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: LAS
Company name: COLORADO COAL AND IRON CO.
Mine name: EL MORO
Cause of death/comments: LOADED PIT CAR

VIGIL, SOLOMON Death Date: 1918JUN28
Nationality: AMERICAN
Occupation: MACHINE MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 41
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 3
County: LAS
Company name: AMERICAN SMELTING & REFINING
Mine name: COKEDALE NO. 2
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK

VIGUS, NICHOLAS Death Date: 1895AUG29
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: GIL
Company name:
Mine name: SLEEPY-HOLLOW
Cause of death/comments: DROWNED

VIHOS, THEROS Death Date: 1917APR27
Nationality: GREEK
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 31
Marital Status: S
Surving children:
County: LAS
Company name:
Mine name: HASTINGS
Cause of death/comments: EXPLOSION

VILENTIO, JOE Death Date: 1911SEP22
Nationality: SLAV
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 40
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 4
County: LAS
Company name:
Mine name: TOLLER
Cause of death/comments: CRUSHED BY CAR

VILLAGOMES, LOUIS Death Date: 1920NOV23
Nationality: MEXICAN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 22
Marital Status: S
Surving children:
County: LAS
Company name: VICTOR-AMERICAN FUEL CO.
Mine name: DELAGUA
Cause of death/comments: CONTACT WITH PROP WHILE RIDING CAR

VILLANUEVA, MANUEL Death Date: 1918MAR21
Nationality: MEXICAN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 26
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 0
County: FRE
Company name: COLORADO FUEL & IRON
Mine name: COAL CRREK
Cause of death/comments: ELECTROCUTED

VILLAREAL, FERMAN Death Date: 1910JAN31
Nationality: MEXICAN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 32
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 4
County: LAS
Company name: COLORADO FUEL & IRON
Mine name: PRIMERO
Cause of death/comments: EXPLOSION OF GAS/DUST

VILLINI, CLEMENTE Death Date: 1936MAR3
Nationality: ITALIAN
Occupation: MACHINE MINER
Yrs Mine Exp: 30
Age at death: 45
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 1
County: BOU
Company name: BLACK DIAMOND FUEL CO.
Mine name: BLACK DIAMOND NO. 2
Cause of death/comments: PREMATURE SHOT

VILOTTI, GUERINO Death Date: 1916AUG26
Nationality: AUSTRIAN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 26
Marital Status: S
Surving children:
County: LAS
Company name: CEDAR HILL COAL & COKE
Mine name: TOLLER
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK

VINCENZI, PAUL Death Date: 1917APR27
Nationality: MEXICAN
Occupation: TRACKMAN
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 20
Marital Status: S
Surving children:
County: LAS
Company name:
Mine name: HASTINGS
Cause of death/comments: EXPLOSION

VINE, WILLIAM Death Date: 1885AUG2
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County:
Company name:
Mine name: BATES-CENTRAL CITY
Cause of death/comments: DROWNING

VINKSEL, JOHN Death Date: 1914JAN17
Nationality: SLAV
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 22
Marital Status: S
Surving children:
County: HUE
Company name: VICTOR-AMERICAN FUEL
Mine name: RAVENWOOD
Cause of death/comments: BLOWN-OUT SHOT

VIOLA, FRED Death Date: 1927JAN31
Nationality: ITALIAN
Occupation: ROPE RIDER
Yrs Mine Exp: 32
Age at death: 46
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 3
County: FRE
Company name: VICTOR-AMERICAN FUEL CO.
Mine name: KENWOOD
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK

VISCA, JAMES Death Date: 1895DEC1
Nationality:
Occupation: ROADMAN
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County:
Company name:
Mine name: VICTOR NO. 2
Cause of death/comments: EXPLOSION OF POWDER

VISCOS, STEVE Death Date: 1922DEC7
Nationality: GREEK
Occupation: PICK MINER
Yrs Mine Exp: 10
Age at death: 42
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 3
County: HUE
Company name: COLORADO FUEL & IRON CO.
Mine name: ROBINSON NO. 2
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK

VITTORIA, ACON Death Date: 1891DEC8
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: HUE
Company name:
Mine name: ROUSE
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK

VLAHOS, TOM Death Date: 1917APR27
Nationality: GREEK
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 37
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 2
County: LAS
Company name:
Mine name: HASTINGS
Cause of death/comments: EXPLOSION

VODNIE, JOHN Death Date: 1905APR21
Nationality: SLAVONIAN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 25
Marital Status: S
Surving children:
County: LAS
Company name:
Mine name: PRIMERO
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF COAL

VOGL, WALTER W Death Date: 1946SEP21
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: JEF
Company name: LEYDEN LIGNITE
Mine name: LEYDEN NO. 3
Cause of death/comments: HAULAGE

VOGMEMENT, ANDY Death Date: 1915JUL2
Nationality: AUSTRIAN
Occupation: LOADER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 32
Marital Status: S
Surving children:
County: GAR
Company name: SOUTH CANON
Mine name: SOUTH CANON
Cause of death/comments: MOTOR TRIP BEING DERAILED

VOGT, FRED Death Date: 1924MAR4
Nationality: AMERICAN
Occupation: TRACKMAN
Yrs Mine Exp: 20
Age at death: 55
Marital Status: S
Surving children:
County: ROU
Company name: VICTOR-AMERICAN FUEL CO.
Mine name: PINNACLE
Cause of death/comments: OVERSTRAINING HIMSELF

VOI, EMELIO Death Date: 1913MAY7
Nationality: ITALIAN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 27
Marital Status: S
Surving children:
County: HUE
Company name: OAKDALE COAL
Mine name: OAKDALE
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF TOP COAL

VOIGHT, WILLIAM W Death Date: 1952DEC11
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: LAK
Company name: GIBBONS - REED & BOYLE BROS.
Mine name: CLIMAX
Cause of death/comments: BLOOD CLOT CAUSED BY BROKEN LEG IN FALL

VORE, JOHN Death Date: 1928MAR13
Nationality: AMERICAN
Occupation: TEAMSTER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 50
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: LAR
Company name:
Mine name:
Cause of death/comments: PINNED UNDER LOADED WAGON

VOROTOVICH, NICK Death Date: 1910NOV8
Nationality: MONTENEGRIN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 29
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

VORSICK, FRANK Death Date: 1913JUL23
Nationality: SLAV
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 28
Marital Status: M
Surving children: 0
County: LAS
Company name: CEDAR HILL COAL & COKE
Mine name: BLACK DIAMOND
Cause of death/comments: FALL OF ROCK

VOSHIER, LOUIS Death Date: 1907OCT15
Nationality: FRENCH
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 33
Marital Status: M
Surving children:
County: ELP
Company name:
Mine name: CURTIS
Cause of death/comments: MISSED SHOT

VRIEZEMA, ADRIAN J Death Date: 1942JAN27
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: ROU
Company name: VICTOR-AMERICAN FUEL
Mine name: WADGE
Cause of death/comments: GAS EXPLOSION

VUGGERS, EDGAR Death Date: 1911OCT5
Nationality: AMERICAN
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 12
Marital Status: S
Surving children:
County: BOU
Company name:
Mine name: NONPARELL
Cause of death/comments: FELL DOWN SHAFT

VUKOMAN, CHARLES Death Date: 1942JAN27
Nationality:
Occupation:
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death:
Marital Status:
Surving children:
County: ROU
Company name: VICTOR-AMERICAN FUEL
Mine name: WADGE
Cause of death/comments: GAS EXPLOSION

VURNICK, FRANK Death Date: 1917APR27
Nationality: AUSTRIAN
Occupation: MINER
Yrs Mine Exp:
Age at death: 48
Marital Status: S
Surving children:
County: LAS
Company name:
Mine name: HASTINGS
Cause of death/comments: EXPLOSION

Back to topBack to top

Denver Public Library Online ©
Updated: June 25, 2013