Abandoned Mines - Reported Fatalities and Injuries

2012   (back to top)

5/20/12
1-Injury
Male, age 48
Report: Socorro, NM - Lemitar, near Polvadera Mountain - 50' fall down a decline in an adit.

2009   (back to top)

8/28/2009
1-Fatality
Male, age 53
Report: Magdalena, NM - Patterson Canyon - 65' shaft fall into 8'-10' of water.

6/25/09
2-Injuries
Males, ages unknown
Report: Lordsburg, NM - 3 mine areas - contractor and project manager were attacked/stung by African bees while backfilling 30'-50' shaft.

1/2009
1-Injury
Male, age unknown
Report: Hachita, NM - American or Hornet Mine - 70' shaft fall.

2007   (back to top)

1/23/2007
1-Injury
Male, age 26
Report: Hermanas, NM - Mine not known - 25' shaft fall.

2003   (back to top)

9/21/2003
1-Injury
Male, age 27
Report: Santa Fe, NM - Skull Mine Mine - 115' shaft fall.

2000   (back to top)

3/4/2000
1-Fatality
Male, age 17
Report: Orogrande, NM - Garnet Mine - 200' shaft fall.

1991  (back to top)

4/1/1991
1-Fatality
Male, age 17
Report: Las Cruces, NM - Stephenson-Bennett Mine - 250' shaft fall.

1990  (back to top)

11/18/1990
1-Fatality
Male, age unknown
Report: Lincoln County, NM - Old Hickory Mine - Winze 288' +/- drop.

3/1/1990
1-Injury
Male, age 19
Report: Las Cruces, NM - Tortugas Mine - 20' ledge/25' incline/10' drop/50' shaft free fall.

1987   (back to top)

5/29/1987
1-Injury
Male, 17
Report: Tyrone, Grant County, NM - Rope snapped, resulting in 85' fall.

1968   (back to top)

4/27/1968
1-Fatality
Male, age 10
Report: Gage, NM - Mine not known - 100' tunnel fall.

1962   (back to top)

8/23/1962
1-Fatality
Male, age 15
Report: Raton, NM - Mine not known - 65' shaft fall.

1960   (back to top)

3/26/1960
1-Fatality
Male, college student
Report: Las Cruces, NM - "A" Mountain - 520' shaft fall.

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