10th District Fatal Mine Accidents -- Luzerne County

Date of accident Name of person Nationality Occupation Age Married or single Number of widows Number of orphans Name of Colliery County Nature and Cause of Accident in Brief
Jan. 16 Paul Williams Welsh Driver boss 33 M 1 3 Truesdale Luzerne Killed by runaway trip of cars on slope. He was walking down the slope when the chain broke.
Feb. 28 Adolph Dobrowalski Polish Miner 36 S     Number 5 Luzerne Fatally injured by premature blast.
Mar. 20 John Grady Irish Electrician 22 S     Bliss Luzerne Fatally injured by an electric shock while working on a pole. Outside.
Apr. 5 Joseph Andrisick Polish Laborer 22 S     Wanamie Luzerne Fatally injured by fall of coal near face of chamber.
26 Andrew Bilzco Russian Laborer 20 S     Wanamie Luzerne Killed by fall of coal at face of chamber.
  Wadic Dubish Polish Miner 40 M 1 5 Number 7 Luzerne Killed by premature blast at face of chamber.
27 Leo Tusanell Polish Miner 41 M 1 6   Luzerne Fatally burned by gas at face of chamber.
29 John Gill Polish Miner 38 M 1 5 Number 7 Luzerne Fatally burned by gas at face of chamber.
May. 12 Michael Houdak Russian Mason 54 M 1   Number 6 Luzerne Fatally injured by cars at foot of shaft.
16 Mike Rocka Lithuanian Laborer 27 M 1   Bliss Luzerne Killed by fall of top coal at face of chamber.
Jun. 3 August Michalski Polish Laborer 31 M 1 2 Bliss Luzerne Killed by coming in contact with trolley wire on gangway.
5 William Strumfries Swedish Laborer 47 M 1 1 Bliss Luzerne Killed by fall of coal at face of chamber.
7 Bazyl Potroff Polish Miner 30 M 1 1 West End Luzerne Killed by fall of coal at face of chamber.
8 John Broderick Polish Miner 49 M 1 6 Truesdale Luzerne Killed by explosion of charge while connecting wires to fire a blast. One of their firing wires was
  Steve Trynick Polish Laborer 45 M 1 2 Truesdale Luzerne connected to the negative electric light wire, while the other was touching the rail of an electric haulage road.
14 Andrew Magooda Polish Laborer 48 M 1 4 Wanamie Luzerne Killed by fall of slate at face of working place.
16 Lewis Pero Italian Laborer 22 S     Wanamie Luzerne Killed by fall of slate at face of working place.
Jun-19 Charles Hughes Bohemian Miner 53 M 1 3 Bliss Luzerne Killed by explosion of dynamite in chamber.
29 Peter Marcelevice Polish Miner 32 M 2 2 Auchincloss Luzerne Killed by fall of coal at face of chamber.
Sept. 21 Leon Carzvalie Polish Laborer 24 M 1 1 Auchincloss Luzerne Killed by fall of rock at face of chamber.
27 Sam Sharkaia Austrian Slopeman 25 S     Truesdale Luzerne Fatally injured by being squeezed by car on which he was riding on slope. The car jumped off the track.
Oct. 12 Frank Whitcofski American Miner 31 M 1 4 Number 7 Luzerne Killed by fall of rock at face of chamber.
13 Louis Sink Polish Loader 45 M 1 5 Number 6 Luzerne Fatally injured by being run over by car under breaker. Outside.
17 Edward Wasilewski Polish Laborer 28 M 1 1 Truesdale Luzerne Killed by fall of rock at face of chamber.
Nov. 8 Frank Bystrek Polish Laborer 30 M 1 2 Number 7 Luzerne Killed by fall of rock at face of chamber.
17 Louis Gentiline Austrian Laborer 42 M 1 2 Number 6 Luzerne Killed by fall of rock near face of tunnel.
Dec. 2 Michael Bucho Slavonian Brakeman 19 S     Bliss Luzerne Killed by fall of rock on gangway road.
  Benjamin P. Thomas Welsh Miner 45 M 1 4 Auchincloss Luzerne Fatally burned by gas while at work in
  John Nigosh Slavonian Laborer 37 M 1 5 Auchincloss Luzerne face of gangway.
12 Sherd Hughes American Miner 43 M 1   West End Luzerne Killed by fall of rock while cleaning up cave on gangway.
13 Frank Coperlitti Italian Miner 27 M 1 1 West End Luzerne Killed by premature blast at face of gangway.
14 John Bryant English Assistant foreman 38 M 1 5 Number 7 Luzerne Suffocated by gas. He went into a cross-cut, whichwas not yet connected with opposite chamber, to rap to approaching miner, and was overcome and died before he could be rescued.
This information was donated by Rosanne Gemzik
This information was typed by Rosanne Mays

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