Ashley, PA Mine Cave In, May 1890
On May 15, 1890, 31 men were buried by a rock-fall in Ashley, Pennsylvania. Source: The American date book: A hand-book of reference relating to the United States of America, 1902, page 92.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) refers to this disaster as: Jersey No. 8, Ashley, PA, and lists the number killed as 26.
Read articles about the Ashley Mine Disaster (below).