Sunshine Mine Fire

I was young, but remember it well. Ron Flory was my partner at Galena years later. Very sad for the whole valley.

Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

You Are My Sunshine
NIOSH 2002-132d - 2002
The video "You Are My Sunshine" tells the story of the Sunshine Mine Disaster of 1972 through the eyes of 27 people who lived through it. The video explores what happened, what went wrong, and what were the lessons learned. The Sunshine Fire was the catalyst for the Metal/Nonmetal Health and Safety Act of 1977, which put in place the MNM regulations we currently have in this country. This video describes in vivid detail what happened during this tragic and historic event which cost the lives of 91 miners.
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