1880 - 1885: The Union Pacific's No. 5 Mine at Carbon, Wyoming
Exhibit by Bob Leathers
The Union Pacific's No. 5 mine at Carbon was situated five miles straight north of the town of Carbon. The mine was opened in 1880 and abandoned in 1885. It turned out to be poor quality coal. The Carbon mines in total experienced 41 documented deaths. It is not known in which mine 14 of the 41 were killed, but at least 3 of the 41 occurred in the No. 5 mine.
Union Pacific's Carbon No. 5 Mine Fatalities
View the names of the 3 men killed in the Carbon No. 5 mine.
View the names of the 14 men killed in unknown Carbon mine.
View the names of the 41 miners killed in all the Carbon mines.