11th 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. 11 Lewis Grebe American Foreman 50 M 1 6 Cranberry Luzerne Fatally injured by car at foot of breaker plane. Outside.
Jan. 20 Mike Rega Italian Miner 45 M 1 6 Highland No. 5 Luzerne Fatally injured by prop falling upon him in gangway.
Feb. 2 Michael Mulhearn American Machinist 25 S .. Beaver Brook Luzerne Instantly killed by being whirled around shaft in carpenter shop. Outside.
Feb. 23 John Marshlick American Topman 20 S Eckley Luzerne Fatally injured by being caught between derailed car and post at top of slope. Outside.
Mar. 26 William R. Elserman American Patcher 17 S Hazle Mountain Luzerne Fatally injured by being caught by derailed car at bottom of slope.
Mar. 27 Joseph Casper Polish Hitcher 18 S Highland No. 1 Luzerne Fatally injured by having his head caught between two cars in dish at bottom of slope.
May 11 John Gillespie Irish Loader 57 M 1 1 Drifton Luzerne Instantly killed by being run down by loaded box car. Outside.
May 24 John Martiszus Russian Miner 45 M 1 5 Hazelton Shaft Luzerne Fatally injured by falling down breast mainway.
June 2 Toney Feouck Italian Laborer 34 M 1 2 Harleigh Luzerne Faltally injured by fall of slate in breast.
June 15 Stephen Jones German Motorman 39 M 1 2 Highland No. 5 Luzerne Instantly killed by being run over by electric motor on gangway.
June 17 Joseph Dobroshinskie Polish Miner 30 M 1 4 Highland No. 5 Luzerne Instantly killed by fall of slate on gangway.
July 3 Wilber Cumfer American Patcher 17 S Jeddo No. 4 Luzerne Fatally injured by falling under cars. Outside.
July 13 John Yanulevich Lithuanian Miner 26 M 1 2 Harwood Luzerne Instantly killed by fall of rock while robbing pillars.
July 17 Mike Suski Slavonian Patcher 26 S .. Beaver Brook Luzerne Instantly killed by fall of slate on gangway.
Aug. 7 Mike Valenski Polish Miner 51 M 1 4 Spring Mountain Luzerne Instantly killed by blast in cross-cut of breast.
Aug. 29 Peter Muldoon Italian Miner 37 M 1 3 Spring Mountain Luzerne Fatally injured by fall of coal in breast.
Aug. 29 Alex Solina Polish Miner 44 M 1 6 Jeddo No. 4 Luzerne Instantly killed by working place collapsing, due to cave of strata between Wharton and Mammoth veins.
Sept. 5 Joseph Badoe Hungarian Miner 31 S Deringer Luzerne Fatally injured by fall of coal while taking out pillars.
Sept. 27 Steve Halek Hungarian Laborer 24 M 1 1 Highland No. 2 Luzerne Instantly killed by fall of coal from edge of pillar
Oct. 3 Toney Plum Italian Plateman 26 S Drifton Luzerne Suffocated while taking down an old stack which stood over an abandoned air-shaft. The stack was partly surounded by the refuse blank and when it was pushed over, the bank rushed down, sweeping the men into the shaft and suffocating them. Outside
Oct. 3 John Plum Italian Plateman 34 M 1 2
Oct. 3 Stephen Soffle Hungarian Plateman 50 M 1 1
Oct. 3 Angelo Nazardo Italian Plateman 32 M 1 2
Oct. 3 Joseph Camerano Italian Slatepicker 20 S
Oct. 5 Andro Furo Slavonian Laborer 20 S Beaver Brook Luzerne Instantly killed by fall of slate in gangway while drilling a hole in bottom slate. Had sounded roof and thought it safe.
Oct. 5 Andro Kachufka Slavonian Laborer 27 M 1 1
Oct. 6 John Moskey Polish Jig-runner 18 S Hazle Mountain Luzerne Fatally injured by machinery in breaker, Outside.
Oct. 9 Ignats Yangshan Slavonian Laborer 46 M 1 5 Eckley Luzerne Fatally injured by falling under car which he was assisting to run out of a breast.
Nov. 13 Paul Lazors Slavonian Miner 27 M 1 1 Beaver Brook Luzerne Instantly killed by fall of slate at face of robbing.
Nov. 24 James Bottoms English Miner 58 M 1 Hazle Brook Luzerne Instantly killed by fall of slate at face of robbing.
Nov. 26 Bartol Konchinick Austrian Miner 33 M 1 6 Deringer Luzerne Fatally injured by being crushed by lump or rock at battery.
Dec. 5 James O'Donnell Irish Miner 59 M 1 8 Cranberry Luzerne Fatally injured by fall of slate at face of robbing.
Dec. 16 William Payton American Foreman 35 M 1 3 Upper Lehigh Luzerne Fatally injured by being whirled around jig shaft in washery. Outside.
This information was donated by Rosanne Gemzik
This information was typed by Barbee

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