Fatal mine accidents in Bisbee

 

The majority of the fatal mine accidents that occurred in Bisbee, Arizona are included in the following list. Research has revealed that at least 332 men were killed in mining accidents from the beginning of mining until 1975. These include fatalities that occurred in underground mine, the open pit and the mine shops. Not included are smelter accidents and 9 fatal accidents that occurred between 1932 and 1954. The details of these 9 accidents have remained elusive and the smelter exceeded the scope of the research.  Also, there is a number of accidents  from before 1930 that are presently not conclusively mining accidents, but are suspected to be . This and any accidents that time has eroded way any documentation or memory prevents a complete list from being compiled.

Abbreviations

C&A = Calumet & Arizona Mining Company

C.Q.C.M.Co = Copper Queen Consolidated Mining Company

P.D. = Phelps Dodge Corporation

Chris Vuidolich accident site

Name

Acosta, Jesus

Aguillar, Roberto

Allen, Eugene

Angelvich, Nicholas

Anshutz, Charles

Anstess, Percy

Arksey, Wesley S.

Arnold, William H.

Arola, Matt

Atkins, Charles

Badich, Peter Popvich

Baker, John

Balma, Frank

Barrett, C.T.

Beecroft, R.F.

Beers, Joseph

Benderach, Miki

Benny, Thomas

Bernal, D.R.

Besil, Joseph

Billing, Frank E.

Blanco, Abraham

Bowman, Frank

Boyd, George

Boyd, Sam B

Boyle, John P.

Branson, Albert A.

Breen, Mike

Brunas, Dominic

Burgoon, Charles

Burgos, Frank R.

Burks, S.D.

Byerly Henry May

Byerly, Perry, M.

Byrd, Perry Riley

Caine, John

Calderon, Carlos

Campbell, Frank

Campbell, James

Campbell, Robert H.

Carbajal, Richard

Carter, Martin

Carver, Edward Stanley

Casillas, Donaciano

Castenada, Francisco

Christian, James Henry

Clark E.C.

Clark, John D.

Cole, Steve

Compton, Thomas J,

Conklin, U

Conway, Earl A.

Conway, James F.

Corona, Sebastian

Coronado, Porfirio

Cota, Antonio M.

Coughran, R.

Covarrvia, Juan

Coyne, Martin

Crawford Vere Monroe

Critchley, James jr.

Crump, Ephraim Patrick

Cunningham, P.A. "Paddy"

Cunningham, Patrick

Daoust, Usaii

Davidovich, Nick

Dean, John Henry

Deck, John

Defwick, Frank

Denne, Michael

Dexter, Walter

Di Paolo, Armando

Dolan, John

Drakenfield, Sidney

Draskovich, Marko

Drew, Albert

Drury, William

Duder, Alex

Dugie, Timothy S.

Dykeman, Walter F.

Edwin, James

Egan, James

Engle, Robert

Eoff, George

Eppich, Louis

Erikson, Eric

Erthal, Daniel George

Esquibel, Miguel

Figueroa, Antonio

Fling, F.L.

Flores, Blas

Fogelson, Lester Henry jr.

Fredine, John

French, Sam

Frost O. Floyd

Gallagher, John

Garcia, Tomas

Garner, William Melvin

George, William C.

Gerdes, Henry R.

Gidley, Edward A.

Gill, Noble Kenneth

Gomez, A.

Gomez, Edwards A.

Gomez, Fernando

Goodenstein, Sam

Goodwin, J.H.

Green, John Alex

Green, W.C.

Greer, Bill H.

Gresham, James D.

Grier, Wison Percy

Griffith, Albert Frank

Griggs, Matthew C.

Grossklaus, William

Gudlj, George

Gupton, W.R.

Guroserovich, Leo

Gutierrez, Antonio

Hairston, Oscar Evans

Hall George C.

Hall, Walter (possibly Hocoofer, William H.)

Ham, Frank Alfred

Hansen, Robert

Hardt, Louis

Harris, Albert

Harris, Dallas A.

Hatten, Floyd Elmo

Hayes, Ethelbert

Heebee, Alvin

Henderson, Austin

Herr, Casper

Hiatt, Daniel Clarence

Hicks, Columbus, F.

Hodge, Albert

Hoffman, Erick

Holguin, Guillermo

Holland, Harry

Hollister, Frank

Horn, William

Howser, Henry

Huber, Charles

Hudler, Carl

Hunter, Mark Stanley

Ireland, Robert

Jacobs, Roy C.

James, John H

Jean Joseph Bew

Johnson , Andrew John

Johnson, Edward

Johnson, Edward

Johnson, Emil F.

Johnson, William T.

Jones, Hugh

Juliff, Frank Melville

Kaneaster, Arthur

Keto, John

Kewely, William Henry

Klinger, Hiram E.

Knucky C.L.

Krahn, Hugo

Krumlin, John C.

Kultanen, Joseph

Lamb, Joseph H.

Lampi, Robert S.

Larned, Mitchel

Lauber, Henry

Lerwell, Thomas

Lewis, Oscar

Lifman, Fred

Liggett, William

Lobb, Charles jr.

Lorang, John

Love, George A.

Maak, John

Maquire, Michael

Martin, Thomas

Martino, China

Mason, Thomas jr.

McBurney, Thomas C.

McCall, W.G.

McCarthy, J.

McDonald, James H.

McDougal, William

McEnroe, Michael

McNeil, H. Leon

McNeill, James

McOsker, Paul H.

Means, Lyle Floyd.

Menear, William T.

M'Ewen, Jodie C.

Midzor, Mike J.

Mihalevich, Moso

Milam, Barney O.

Miller, Charles A.

Miller, Chris ( Millerkervich)

Miller, Harry D.

Miller, Martin N.

Miller, Percy

Miranda, Juan

Molander, Otto

Morales, Ramon

Moreno, Jose

Morris, Mace

Moyer, Lester R.

Mukavoc, John

Mulroe, Martin

Munoz, Jose

Murich, Stephen

Murphy, Patrick

Narche, Claude William

Newton, William or Ruegg, E.

Nichols, Dave

Norton, E.M.

Nowlin, Dewey G.

Nunez, Jose

Obertaxer, John

Ojala, Jacob

Orton, William David

Pacheco, Francisco jr.

Pasnenan, Tovio

Pattinson, Robert

Pavlicich, Leopold P.

Pawlowski, Joseph

Perez, Luciano

Pesikan, Theodore

Peterson, Alfred

Petrovich, George

Pierce, Charles Whitney

Pilarczyr,Florian M.

Pope, William

Popovich, Peter

Poquette, Arthur

Pyclik, Joseph

Queen, William A.

Rajhala John

Ramsen, Alfred

Rantevia, Santiago

Rawley, Robert A.

Reed, William B.

Regan, John L.

Reibuffo, Joseph

Richardson, Raymond Lee

Rigler, Jake J.

Rivera, Peter

Roberts, William

Rodriguez, Juan

Rogers, James

Sakota, Stojan

Salas, Juan

Sanberg, Erick

Sandoval, Manuel A.

Schaunaman, Frank Lester

Sessions, Taylor Bentley

Shea, James

Short, Phillip Arthur

Siltala, Gust

Simpson, Frank Silas

Slautz, Matt

Smith, Charles

Sommers, Henry Claude

Springer, Urias W.

Stalley, George L.

Sterberg, Andy

Stewart, George Washington

Stewart, Henry

Stijipcich, John

Stone, George

Stringer, Donald Eugene

Sullivan, Michael J.

Supancich, Jake

Sutherland, George

Swanson, John

Switzer, Jacob C.

Tanori,Victoriano

Taylor, Thomas

Taylor, William A.

Terran, Enrique

Tetter, Pete

Thayer, Daniel T.

Thornberry, Thomas

Tomasoni, Bert

Tremain, Frank

Trengove, Thomas H.

Treyne, Michael

Unknown Mexican man

Urrutia, Maximino

Vaernerijk , Rene

Valenzuela, Jose

Vasquez, Florenzo

Vastado,Modesto Olibas

Vershay, Joe

Villaneda, Juan

Vlacksis, William

Vucedalich, Chris Prenovich

Vuckovich, Nicholas

Vucurovich, Chris

Vujacich, Sam

Vuksanovich,Ilia

Wacek, John

Walton, Hamilton

Warne, John

Warner, Charles C.

Watkins, Albert G.

Weilderman, John

Welander, Peter Harold

Welch, Michael

Whisand, James E.

White, Elwin J.

Whitfield, Herman F.

Williams, Marvin F.

Williams, Thomas Richard

Williamson, John E.

Wollman, George Basil

Wood, F.W.

Wright, Frank

Wright, Thomas Wade

Wright, William

Wycoff, William P.

Ybarra, Felipe

Yokinen, Tsak

Zarich John

Location

Hargis Lease probably Czar Mine 100 level

Probably Sacramento Pit

Junction Mine

Oliver Mine

Holbrook #1 Mine “B” level

Junction Mine

Briggs Mine

Higgins Mine

Oliver Mine

Cuprite Mine 500 level

Denn Mine 1600 level

Campbell  Mine

Junction Mine

Briggs Mine

Cole Mine

Cole Mine 1000 level

Oliver Mine

Denn Mine

Phelps Dodge mines surface facilities

Czar Mine 200 level

Lowell Mine

Oliver Mine

Bisbee West Mine

Holbrook Mine /Holbrook #1 Shaft

Junction Mine

Lowell Mine

Holbrook #1 Mine

Hoatson

Congdon Mine

Shattuck Mine between 500-600 levels

Undetermined P.D. Mine

Campbell Mine 2833 level

Sacramento Pit

Sacramento Mine

Southwest Mine 6th level

Junction Mine 900 level

Sacramento Pit

Junction Mine

Pittsburg and Hecla Mine

Czar Mine

Campbell Mine 2966 level 42 A stope

Unknown Mine

Cole Mine

Southwest Mine  3rd level

Sacramento Pit

Spray Mine 600 level

Unknown Mine

Sacramento Mine 600 level

Czar Mine ( probably)

Lowell Mine

Holbrook#1 Mine 500 level 21 stope

Sacramento Pit

Gardner Mine

Nighthawk Mine

Sacramento Pit

Irish Mag Mine surface

Holbrook Mine 500 level # 21 stope

Sacramento Pit

Cole Mine

Junction Mine 2000 level

Czar Mine 400 level

Sacramento Pit

Holbrook #1 Mine 100 level

Oliver Mine

Unknown Mine

Briggs Mine

Junction Mine

Holbrook Mine

Gardner Mine

Junction Mine 1300 Level

Undetermined C&A  Mine

Junction Mine

Unknown Mine

Sacramento Pit

Shattuck Mine 600 level

Cole Mine

Junction Mine 1500 level 19 stope

Bisbee West Mine

Campbell Mine 2700 Level

Lowell Mine

Unknown Mine

Wolverine Mine

Shattuck Mine

Unknown Mine

Irish Mag Mine

Czar Mine

Junction Mine

Nighthawk Mine

Dallas Mine

Campbell Mine 2833 level

Southwest Mine  3rd level

Junction Mine Yard

Gardner Mine

Spray Mine

Sacramento Pit

Czar Mine

Van Horn Shaft (lease)

Campbell  Mine

Oliver Mine

Denn Mine (surface)

Czar Mine 300 level

Cole Mine 1100 level caylyx raise

Phelps Dodge lease by Hunt & Zananoria

Oliver Mine 1050 level (lease)

Shattuck Mine

Czar Mine 300 level

Pittsburg and Hecla Mine

Holbrook # 2 Mine

Sacramento Mine 400 level

Campbell Mine

Sacramento Pit

Junction Mine

Campbell Mine

Cole Mine

Czar Mine 100 level

Shattuck Mine

Lake Superior& Pittsburg #3 Mine

Oliver Mine 1050 level

Mardon lease possibly Holbrook mine

Unknown Mine

Holbrook # 2 Mine

Unknown Mine

Junction Mine

Czar Mine 200 level

Oliver Mine

Gardner Mine

Undetermined C&A  Mine

Junction Mine

Lake Superior & Pittsburg Mine #  2 or #3

Holbrook # 2 Mine

Holbrook #2 Mine 500 level

Junction Shaft 1600 level

Sacramento Mine

Sacramento Mine 1700 level

Czar Mine 200 level

Junction Mine 1500 level

Higgins Mine

Holbrook Mine /Holbrook #1 Shaft

Congdon Mine

Sacramento Mine

Briggs Mine

Holbrook # 2 Mine

Saginaw Mine

Southwest Mine

Shattuck Mine

Czar Mine

Junction Mine

Southwest Mine

Denn Mine 1600 level

Lowell Mine

Oliver Mine

Hoatson Mine

Gardner Mine

Lowell Mine

Junction Mine 1500 level 19 stope

Denn Mine

Holbrook#2 Mine 500 level

Czar Mine

Holbrook # 2 Mine

Holbrook # 2 Mine

Czar Mine

Higgins Tunnel

Lowell Mine

Sacramento Mine

Denn Mine

Undetermined P.D. Mine

Spray Mine

Junction Mine

Bisbee Queen Mine

Junction Mine 2000 level

Junction Mine

Spray Mine

Denn Mine

Czar Mine 400 level

Holbrook #2 Mine 200 level

Unknown mine probably a CQCMCO mine

Spray Mine

Czar Mine

White Tail Deer Mine

Czar Mine

Wolverine Shaft

Undetermined C&A  Mine

Junction Mine 2500 level

Junction Mine

Gardner Mine

Sacramento Mine

South Bisbee Mine

Dallas Mine

Campbell Mine 2700 Level

Czar Mine 200 level

Spray Mine 600 level

Cole Mine

Oliver Mine

Unknown Mine

Holbrook # 2 Mine

Irish Mag Mine

Sacramento Pit

Sacramento Mine 1700 level

Cole Mine

Sacramento Pit

Congdon Mine

Unknown Mine

Hargis Lease probably Czar  Mine 100 level

Oliver Mine

Junction Mine

Lowell Mine 1000 level

Shattuck Mine

Sacramento Pit dump no.9

Spray Mine

Junction Mine 1600 level

Calumet & Cochise Mine

Czar Mine

Cuprite Mine shaft collar

Gardner Mine bottom of shaft

Sacramento Pit

Sacramento Pit

Gardner Mine 1000 level

Oliver Mine

Sacramento Mine 800 level

Hargis Lease Probably 100 level Southwest Mine

Irish Mag Mine

Shattuck Mine

Gardner Mine

Gardner Mine 600 level

Undetermined P.D. Mine

Junction Mine

Sacramento Mine 1200 level

Lake Superior & Pittsburg #3 Shaft  1000 level #73 stope

Unknown Mine

Unknown Mine

Hoatson Mine

Irish Mag Mine

Oliver Mine

Czar Mine

Oliver Mine

Briggs Mine

Junction Mine 1600 level

Oliver Mine shaft collar

Undetermined P.D. Mine

Hoatson Mine

Southwest Mine  3rd level

Gardner Mine 700 level

Campbell Mine 2566 level

Shattuck Mine

Cole Mine

Junction Mine 1300 Level

Manganese workings near Cole Shaft

Holbrook # 2 Mine

Briggs Mine

Sacramento Pit

Czar Mine /Southwest Shaft

Undetermined P.D. Mine

Cole Mine

Sacramento Mine 1100 level

Hoatson Mine 1100 level

Junction Mine

Oliver Mine

Holbrook #2 Mine 200 level 3-81 stope

Junction Mine

Junction Mine

Sacramento Mine 900 level

Gardner Mine

Lake Superior& Pittsburg #3 Mine

Cole Mine

Southwest Mine

Undetermined P.D. Mine

Oliver Mine

Holbrook #1 Mine

Lavender Pit

Undetermined C&A  Mine

Unknown Mine

Czar Mine 400 level

Oliver Mine 650 level

Briggs Mine near 1200 level

Southwest Mine  3rd level

Lowell Mine

Sacramento Mine 1700 – 1800 levels Sacramento Winze

Wolverine Mine

Spray mine 500 level 87 stope

Junction Mine 1600 level

Harry Reese lease

Oliver Mine

Holbrook #1 Shaft

Gardner Mine

Shattuck Mine

Pittsburg and Hecla Mine

Spray Mine surface

Cole Mine 1000 level

Undetermined P.D. Mine

Sacramento Pit

Sacramento Pit

Holbrook # 2 Mine

Unknown Mine

Gardner Mine 500 level

Sacramento Shaft 1600 level

Oliver Mine 1000 level

Shattuck Mine 600 level

Hoatson Mine 1200 level

Southwest Mine  3rd level

Oliver Mine

Sacramento Mine 1200 level

Holbrook # 2 Mine

Holbrook #1 Mine

Southwest Mine

Sacramento Mine

White Tail Deer Mine

Gardner Mine

Czar Mine 400 level

Higgins Mine 200 level

Cole Mine 1200 level

Cole Mine 900 level

Unknown Mine

Junction Mine

Undetermined P.D. Mine

Holbrook#2 mine 400 level

Unknown Mine

Junction Mine

Spray Mine stope #3 between the 700 and 800 levels

Junction Mine

Nighthawk Mine

Irish Mag Mine

Shattuck Mine 800 level 2 XC

Date

March 9, 1925

February 3, 1924

July 7, 1919

October 29, 1907

November 9, 1899

October 26, 1917

January 7, 1915

December 4, 1915

April 21, 1909

October 10, 1924

November 8, 1918

February 1, 1944

April 27, 1919

April 29, 1922

June 16, 1961

March 31, 1908

August 16, 1911

July 10, 1935

August 9, 1968

December 16, 1921

December 18, 1906

May 6, 1912

December 13, 1901

September 3, 1908

February 2, 1906

January 12, 1911

December 24, 1905

April 16, 1915

February 13, 1904

August 18, 1916

February 28, 1967

January 2, 1945

June 9, 1924

February 9, 1928

March 27, 1920

March 3, 1906

January 9, 1918

September 8, 1923

September 6, 1903

July 17, 1908

November 11, 1968

Around 1902

February 24, 1947

April 24, 1923

March 25, 1918

June 3, 1909

February 4, 1898

February 8, 1910

November -December 1911

September 8, 1918

March 7, 1901

July 28, 1923

September 14, 1914

November 1, 1927

May 21, 1923

January 30, 1925

 March 1901

March 25, 1918

October 21, 1913

January 8, 1928

October 8, 1909

January 19, 1918

July 8, 1899

February 6, 1911

 May 22, 1899

September 9, 1913

April 5, 1928

February 10, 1905

October 6, 1911

April 7, 1916

June 30, 1927

May 27, 1929

April 5, 1898     

January 9, 1918

May 23, 1917

May 6, 1915

June 26, 1914

December 13, 1901

May 29, 1958

March 14, 1909

August 31, 1933

July 26, 1921

August 5, 1907

January 24, 1918

July 1, 1905

September 9, 1930

October 10, 1906

July 16, 1923

June 7, 1971

January 2, 1945

April 24, 1923

May 8, 1905

March 7, 1912

March 5, 1902

May 7, 1918

September 3, 1910

October 9, 1920

November 15, 1942

August 20, 1909

December 29, 1940

January 7, 1914

March 29, 1968

November 1, 1918

February 10, 1941

January 13, 1925

March 4, 1908

July-1904

November 30, 1911

September 16, 1910

November 3, 1938

April 22, 1920

July 8, 1905

August 28, 1947

October 3, 1921

April 9, 1906

July 19, 1920

August 12, 1907

April 21, 1909

July 25, 1929

May 5, 1941

April 25, 1906

August 17, 1918

February 27, 1948

August 23, 1902

January 21, 1918

May 5, 1908

June 30, 1927

October 6, 1952

March 28, 1907

June 13, 1907

January 6, 1912

September 28, 1926

December 18, 1914

May 24, 1924

June 6, 1913

July 25, 1914

September 21, 1920

January 18, 1901

February 13, 1904

Apr. 2 1915 (died Sept. 21,1915)

January 29, 1914

June 12, 1907

August 27, 1904

October 26, 1923

December 23, 1917

October 8, 1912

October 26, 1920

May 18, 1926

November 8, 1918

June 17, 1912

August 17, 1912

January 28, 1910

September 27, 1908

June 4, 1910

June 26, 1914

May 20, 1936

August 6, 1909

August 30, 1910

June 14, 1907

September 15, 1908

September 15, 1905

September 18, 1907

June 17, 1910

April 20, 1911

November 16, 1928

May 5, 1967

December 16, 1908

November 20, 1914

June 7, 1927

July 12, 1929

July 18, 1917

February 15, 1913

July 24, 1918

July 6, 1914

May 4, 1912

July 11, 1912

June 18, 1913

 November1888

December 13, 1942

September 3, 1914

February 17, 1904

July 21, 1904

June 23, 1923

November 26, 1909

March 19, 1917

November 26, 1923

May 15, 1899                       

June 9, 1920

April 26, 1965

June 6, 1913

August 2, 1910

July 17, 1914

October 10, 1910

September 27, 1939

August 8, 1907

May 16, 1907

January 11, 1920

May 24, 1924

May 25, 1948

January 28, 1920

February 13, 1904

August 4, 1927

January 21, 1925

April 13, 1914

September 13, 1919

November 20, 1911

May 3, 1917

April 29, 1920

January 11, 1907

October 26, 1928

June 7, 1921

November 14, 1906

April 16, 1907

November 25, 1902

March 7, 1923

September 3, 1918

May 11, 1908

September 30, 1908

September 22, 1927

November 30, 1924

September 24, 1910

December 11, 1909

October 22, 1914

May 30, 1917

November 15, 1961

May 27, 1919

April 30, 1921

July 26, 1907

September 1, 1939

December 3, 1941 (died May 26, 1943)

June 11, 1905

December 21, 1906

May 9, 1911

December 7, 1918

January 4, 1905

July 11, 1916

February 28, 1927

January 23, 1911

April 18, 1936

July 17, 1908

May 29, 1922

February 22, 1913

March 11, 1947

July 26, 1906

November 19, 1954

November 27, 1915

August 6, 1918

April 5, 1910

January 7, 1915

November 13, 1918

April 28, 1911

May 9, 1905

June 19, 1948

October 13, 1921

August 20, 1908

June 14, 1929

December 11, 1911

May 4, 1912

December 29, 1918

October 13, 1926

June 11, 1921

November 14, 1909

May 17, 1923

September 23, 1914

July 11, 1925

January 6, 1934

August 27, 1909

January 5, 1900

October 22, 1954

February 8, 1905

January 27, 1928

November 22, 1920

July 8, 1904

July 2, 1910

April 24, 1923

September 3, 1910

April 11, 1924

July 26, 1921

September 4, 1907

August 7, 1918

July 30, 1918

April 24, 1912

February 17, 1904

September 22, 1909

August 16, 1916

July-1904

November 20, 1918

May 5, 1916

February 9, 1963

January 9, 1918

January 9, 1918

November 28, 1908

July 14, 1920

January 23, 1913

October 19, 1922

January 21, 1905

March 13, 1906

June 24, 1914

May 29, 1922

July 1, 1912

February 26, 1917

January 3, 1912

June 15, 1904

December 29, 1915

July 17, 1911

December 13, 1942

September 27, 1908

March 28, 1920

July 29, 1920

March 6, 1950

July 20, 1917

May 3, 1916

January 19, 1926

May 15, 1939

November 20, 1907

April 30, 1904

July 19, 1919

February 1, 1906

November 26, 1909

June 7, 1923

March 23, 1911

October 21, 1906

 

Year        Total

                 

1932         1

1933         1

 

1934         1

1935         0

1936         0

1937         1  

1938         0

1939         0

1940         0

1941         0

1942         0

1943         1

1944         1

1945         0

1946         1 (Denn mine)

1947         0

1948         0

1949         0

1950         0

1951         0

1952         1

1953         0

1954         1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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