This list of mining-related deaths in the Denniston area records 29 fatalities in 25 years. The most frequent cause was the fall of rock or stone. Explosions that killed many miners made headlines, but mining was always a dangerous pursuit and there were also many individual fatalities.
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Sources: Norman Crawshaw, The first wave. Westport: N. Crawshaw, 1999, p. 101; Len Richardson, The Denniston Miners’ Union. Westport: Denniston Miners’ Union Centennial Committee, 1984, p. 88