10th District Non-Fatal Mine Accidents -- Luzerne County

Date Name Nationality Occupation Age Married/ Single Name of Colliery Nature & Cause of Accident in Brief
12-Jan John Shemlock Polish Laborer 19 S Wanamie Head Cut and collar bone broken by fall of slate at face of chamber.
17-Jan Elias Blockus Polish Footman 24 S Number 7 Leg broken by being squeezed between cars at foot of shaft.
17-Jan David Jones American Miner 30 S West End Back broken by fall of rock at face of chamber.
19-Jan Chimas Lasmo Russian Laborer 27 S Bilss Burned by explosion of powder at face of chamber.
26-Jan Theo Hagenback American Company Man 73 M Wanamie Collar bone fractured by being struck by cars. Outside.
26-Jan Joe Boots Polish Laboror 45 M West End Leg broken by fall of coal from rib at face of chamber.
26-Jan Stanley Roskosky Polish Laborer 22 S West End Leg broken by being caught between car and slope rope.
26-Jan John Paulik Austrian Miner 50 M Wanamie Three ribs broken by fall of rock at face of chamber.
1-Feb William Makofski Polish Engineer 22 S Number 6 Four fingers cut off while cleaning engine.
15-Feb George Covall Slavonian Laborer 42 M Bliss Body bruised by falling down pitching chamber.
20-Feb Peter Marden Polish Laborer 25 S Alden Arm fractured by being caught under cage.
20-Feb Harvey Stackhouse American Laborer 19 S Alden Two fingers smashed while coupling cars. Outside.
21-Feb August Vermouth German Miner 44 M Bliss Three ribs fractured by premature blast.
21-Feb Frank Sobritzki Polish Miner 55 M Number 5 Leg broken by premature blast.
6-Mar William Brennan Polish Motor runner 24 M West End Hip broken by being squeezed between car and motor on gangway road.
13-Mar Joe Sluskonis Lithuanian Laborer 28 S West End Rib Fractured by falling off chamber platform.
17-Mar Anthony Yanoshuski Polish Miner 26 S West End Head cut by fall of coal in cross-cut.
10-Apr Miles Rovi Italian Laborer 24 S West End Leg broken by fall of rock at face of chamber.
16-Apr Clarence Russel American Runner 23 S West End Leg broken by being aqueezed between oil box of car and piece of coal along chamber road.
20-Apr Roy Sager American Doorboy 18 S Alden Ribs fractured by cars on gangway road.
22-May John Boss Polish Miner 26 S Bliss Thigh fractured by fall of coal at face of chamber.
19-Jun Thomas Smith Welsh Timberman 60 M Number 7 Rib broken by falling against car while unloading it in chamber.
8-Jul Oley Mosey Italian Miner 25 S West End Leg broken by premature blast.
24-Jul Earnest Koboski German Runner 17 S Bliss Ribs fractured by falling under car on gangway road.
28-Jul Frank Paelo Italian Trackman 46 M West End Internally injured by falling off car. Outside.
7-Aug Steve Yatszko Slavonian Miner 31 M Number 5 Two fingers blown off by exploder.
11-Aug Stanley Rosmush Polish Miner 40 M West End Leg broken by car while running it out of chamber.
26-Aug Leslo Katoes Hungarian Miner 31 M West End Ribs broken by being struck by piece of coal that fell down chamber.
21-Sep Bolish Veroslock Polish Laborer 20 S Wanamie Hip dislocated by being squeezed between cars on gangway road.
21-Sep Peter Sisko Polish Miner 27 M Truesdale Head, face and arm injured by premature blast.
28-Sep Frank Litchkoski Polish Miner 49 M Number 5 Thigh broken by fall of coal at face of chamber.
5-Oct Stanley Price Polish Miner 45 M Number 7 Thigh fractured by being struck by cars on slope.
18-Oct William Glaski Polish Laborer 23 M Auchineloss Hands, face and body burned by gas in face of chamber.
28-Oct Samuel Whitson American Foreman 72 M Number 5 Injured by prop falling on him while helping to set timber.
17-Nov John Rogatch Polish Miner 43 M Number 5 Leg broken by flying coal from premature blast.
28-Nov Ignatz Lanka Polish Miner 28 S Number 5 Arm broken by flying coal from premature blast.
1-Dec Paul Borris Polish Laborer 45 M Number 5 Foot smashed by fall of rock at face of chamber.
2-Dec William Rule American Driver 23 S Alden Ribs fractured by being struck by cars on gangway road.
2-Dec Frank Groffis American Driver 19 S Wanamie Leg broken by being struck by cars on gangway road.
2-Dec Mathew Nash English Assistant foreman 53 M Auchincloss Face and hands burned by gas at face of gangway.
13-Dec Bart Caperlitti Italian Laborer 22 S West End Skull fractured by premature blast.
18-Dec John Pavolofski Polish Laborer 68 M Number 5 Collar bone and rib fractured by falling off railroad car. Outside.
28-Dec Edwin Kuckenbecker German Laborer 30 M Number 5 Rib broken by car while running it out of chamber.
This information was donated by Rosanne Gemzik
This information was typed by Patrice Schadt

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