District 11 Non-fatal Mine Accidents -- Luzerne

Date of Accident Name of Person Nationality Occupation Age Married or Single Name of Colliery County Nature and Cause of Accident in Brief
Jan. 11 James Constantine Italian Miner 38 M Hazelton Shaft Luzerne Head and wrist cut by fall of coal in gangway.
Jan. 13 James Brown American Laborer 50 S Drifton Luzerne Arm fractured by being caught in pump. Outside.
Jan. 21 Steve Rigda Hungarian Miner 42 M Hazle Brook Luzerne Leg and side of face fractured by being struck by flying fragments of runaway car on slope.
Jan. 26 Frank Neilo Italian Laborer 26 M Spring Brook Luzerne Face and hands burned by explosion of gas in face of breast.
Feb. 6 Patrick O'Neil American Miner 35 S Upper Lehigh Luzerne Leg fractured by fall of slate in gangway.
Feb. 6 Frank Opalski Polish Laborer 61 M Eckley Luzerne Leg fractured by falling into chute in stripping. Outside.
Feb. 7 Matthew Kearney American Bratticeman 30 S Lattimer Luzerne Hands and face seriously bruned by explosion of gas.
Feb. 7 August Vech American Driver 19 S Hand and face slightly burned.
Feb. 7 George Mikula Slavonian Patcher 42 M Hands and face slightly burned.
Feb. 10 George Tkas Slavonian Driver 28 M Deringer Luzerne Arm fractured by mules on gangway.
Feb. 21 Salvator Scalise Italian Laborer 50 M Hazle Brook Luzerne Hip squeezed by car turning over on him. Outside.
Feb. 27 Andrew Dudley Slavonian Laborer 21 S Eckley Luzerne Collar bone fractured by falling in stripping. Outside.
Feb. 27 Samuel Boughner American Engineer 46 M Drifton Luzerne Skull fractured by being struck by side of derailed locomotive when blocks slipped. Outside.
March 1 Daniel Rodgers American Patcher 17 S Spring Brook Luzerne Leg fractured by runaway car on slope.
March 1 Jacob Leonhart Austrian Miner 37 M Deringer Luzerne Hand and eye injured by explosion of powder.
March 4 John Broadbent American Driver 19 S Stockton Luzerne Wrist fractured and side bruised by falling under cars on gangway.
March 7 Edward Gallagher American Patcher 17 S Spring Brook Luzerne Knee cut by falling under cars on gangway.
March 9 James Furey American Driver 22 S Highland No. 2 Luzerne Collar bone fractured by being squeezed between car and gangway leg.
March 10 Charles Kostoski Polish Driver 19 S Highland No. 5 Luzerne Ribs fractured by being caought between chute and car on gangway.
March 13 George Dankos Sr. Hungarian Carpenter 49 M Drifton Luzerne Leg crushed by being run over by locomotive. Outside.
March 13 Joseph Latz Russian Miner 50 M Highland No. 5 Luzerne Ankle fractured by fall of slate on gangway.
March 15 Mike Sabo Slavonian Laborer 28 M Cranberry Luzerne Skull fractured by being struck by piece of frozen clay from shot. Outside.
March 15 Mike Mashenuski Hungarian Miner 42 M Hazelton Shaft Luzerne Hands and arm burned by hot ashes from chute at Stockton fire.
March 16 Mike Bellok Hungarian Trackman 46 M Deringer Luzerne Leg fractured by rail falling upon it on slope.
April 5 John Thrash American Patcher 17 S Eckley Luzerne Collar bone fractured by being squeezed between car and timber on gangway.
April 7 John Meadves Slavonian Driver 20 S Jeddo No. 7 Luzerne Pelvis injured by being caught between derailed car and timber on gangway.
April 18 John Shebeck Polish Miner 50 M Cranberry Luzerne Face lacerated by fall of slate in face of breast.
April 24 Andrew Barwichock Hungarian Laborer 47 M Drifton Luzerne Leg fractured by gate weights falling upon him. Outside.
April 24 Ben. Martine Russian Miner 40 M Hazle Brook Luzerne Leg fractured by fall of slate in face of gangway.
April 25 Mike Yotsina Lithuanian Miner 26 S Cranberry Luzerne Face and hands burned by explosion of powder while tamping hole.
April 25 William Vanlofski American Oiler 16 S Cranberry Luzerne Foot bruised by being caught between bumpers of cars on turnout.
April 29 Henry Steinhelser American Driver 20 S Spring Brook Luzerne Arm fractured by falling under cars on gangway.
May 1 Herbert Boyle American Doorboy 17 S Deringer Luzerne Face lacerated and teeth knocked out by kick from mule.
May 3 John Poeeurich Polish Laborer 25 M Harleigh Luzerne Pelvis fractured and injured internally by being squeezed between car and brattice on gangway.
May 4 John Oberman German Company Man 25 S Cranberry Luzerne Foot bruised by being caught between re-tracker and the bottom.
May 13 Adate Divigili Tyrolean Miner 30 M Jeddo No. 4 Luzerne Leg fractured by collar falling on him while raising it into its place on the legs.
May 22 William Dinkie German Miner 47 M Cranberry Luzerne Leg fractured by fall of slate in breast.
May 29 Stanley Glovotskie Polish Miner 40 M Jeddo No. 7 Luzerne Leg fractured by small buggy running over end of road upon him.
May 29 Joseph Gaziek Hungarian Laborer 19 S Hazle Brook Luzerne Head and breast bruised by fall of coal in gangway.
May 29 Robert Fitzpatrick Irish Miner 38 M Jeddo No. 7 Luzerne Leg fractured by fall of coal in breast.
May 31 Mike Baranish Greek Miner 48 M Cranberry Luzerne Face and arm lacerated and burned by the explosion of a shot that he thought had missed fire.
June 12 George Augustaites Lithuanian Miner 38 M Deringer Luzerne Leg fractured by fall of coal in breast.
June 14 Michael Slavin Irish Miner 41 M Spring Brook Luzerne Skull fractured by explosion of powder while tamping hole.
June 14 Wasil Matika Hungarian Laborer 32 M
June 19 John Richkupskie Polish Miner 36 M Arm fractured.
June 23 Slavo Mastonovick Montenegrian Miner 24 S Jeddo No. 4 Luzerne Eyes blown out by explosion of blast when he returned to investigate after firing shot.
June 26 Joshua Griffith Welsh Assistant forman 34 M Tormheleon Luzerne Face and hands burned by explosion of gas in breast.
June 26 Peter Yanofskie Polish Miner 40 M Highland No. 2
June 28 John Hivak Russian Driver 18 S Ebervale Luzerne Hip dislocated by being caught between derailed car and rib of gangway.
July 12 Toney Murphy Italian Laborer 29 M Hazle Mountain Luzerne Chest and abdomen injured by slide of rock in stripping. Outside.
July 17 Mike Roman Italian Miner 36 M Jeddo No. 4 Luzerne Heel cut off by fall of rock in cross-cut.
July 17 Edgar Morgan American Driver 18 S Sandy Run Luzerne Leg crushed by being caught between cars on turnout at bottom of slope.
July 25 August Becker German Miner 54 M Hazle Brook Luzerne Knee dislocated by fall of coal in breast.
July 26 Thomas Gallagher Irish Miner 38 M Highland No. 5 Luzerne Ankle fractured by fall of slate in gangway.
July 27 Anton Domin Polish Miner 35 M Highland No. 6 Luzerne Eyes blown out by blast in gangway.
July 27 John Zubroski Slavonian Laborer 20 S Harwood Luzerne Ribs fractured by rush of coal in chute.
July 31 John O'Donnell Irish Miner 21 S Jeddo No. 7 Luzerne Three fingers crushed between bumpers of cars. Outside.
Aug. 4 Mike Bisura Slavonian Loader 51 M Jeddo No. 4 Luzerne Legs fractured between gondolas near breaker. Outside.
Aug. 7 Mike Welshko Hungarian Miner 50 M Jeddo No. 4 Luzerne Face and hands burned by explosion of gas in chute
Aug. 11 George Gasper Slavonian Miner 24 M Harwood Luzerne Foot bruised and toe crushed by lagging falling upon it.
Aug. 18 Oscar Minsinger American Miner 28 S Deringer Luzerne Foot fractured and head cut by fall of coal in breast.
Aug. 21 William Doman Polish Patcher 17 S Cranberry Luzerne Ear nearly severed by sharp edge of a car.
Aug. 21 Peter Misulesle Austrian Miner 46 M Spring Mountain Luzerne Head, shoulder and leg bruised by fall of slate in breast.
Sept. 5 Thomas Spawn Polish Miner 32 M Jeddo No. 4 Luzerne Leg fractured by fall of coal at the face of robbing.
Sept. 6 Christ Throne German Miner 37 M Cranberry Luzerne Face burned and lacerated by blast that he thought had missed.
Sept. 11 Joseph Jerola Italian Plateman 22 S Spring Mountain Luzerne Toe fractured and foot bruised by machinery in breaker. Outside.
Sept. 14 Metro Banyas Hungarian Miner 39 M Highland No. 5 Luzerne Leg fractured by fall of slate in breast.
Sept. 16 Harold White American Driver 19 S Jeddo No. 4 Luzerne Elbow crushed by falling under cars on gangway.
Sept. 19 Joseph Zanavish Polish Laborer 28 S Harwood Luzerne Jaw fractured and head bruised by fall of slate in breast.
Sept. 20 Harry Hinkle American Laborer 27 S Sandy Run Luzerne Leg fractured by fall of coal in breast.
Oct. 3 James Sweeney American Driver 23 S Harwood Luzerne Ribs fractured by being squeezed between derailed car and rib.
Oct. 4 William Yankofski Slavonian Miner 45 M Cranberry Luzerne Leg fractured by fall of coal in breast.
Oct. 9 Anthony Yamazini Austrian Miner 49 M Drifton Luzerne Arm fractured between derailed car and rib on gangway.
Oct. 10 Gustav Mutzkus German Miner 40 M Upper Lehigh Luzerne Collar bone fractured by fall of slate in breast.
Oct. 11 Mike Boscheck Polish Doorboy 17 S Cranberry Luzerne Ribs fractured by cars on gangway.
Oct. 13 Lewis Middleton American Driver 21 S Cranberry Luzerne Leg injured by cars on turnout at bottom of slope.
Oct. 15 Charles Shell German Patcher 18 S Jello No. 4 Luzerne Hip dislocated and chest squeezed by cars on gangway.
Oct. 17 George Korfanto Hungarian Hitcher 24 S Highland No. 2 Luzerne Leg fractured by being struck by piece of coal that rolled down slope.
Oct. 26 Leo Kometskie Polish Laborer 22 S Ebervale Luzerne Leg fractured by fall of coal on gangway.
Oct. 27 Easlle Sabota Italian Miner 45 M Upper Lehigh Luzerne Back and ankle injured by fall of slate at face of robbing.
Oct. 28 John Sabol Polish Driver 22 S Highland No. 5 Luzerne Foot crushed between bumpers of cars on turnout at slope bottom.
Oct. 31 George Ezial Hungarian Miner 30 S Deringer Luzerne Face and eyes injured by blast in breast.
Nov. 2 Ben. Barkus Lithuanian Miner 25 S Hazelton Shaft Luzerne Fingers blown off by explosion of percussion cap in his hand.
Nov. 2 Anthony Pekela American Driver 20 S Deringer Luzerne Skull fractured by kick from mule.
Nov. 8 John Rachkiss Polish Miner 45 M Cranberry Luzerne Hip and back bruised by fall of slate in breast.
Nov. 15 George Keporick Slavonian Hitcher 55 M Cranberry Luzerne Leg fractured by cars on stripping plane. Outside.
Nov. 17 John Krull Hungarian Driver 32 M Highland No. 5 Luzerne Chest crushed by falling under cars on gangway.
Nov. 24 Steve Becker Hungarian Patcher 17 S Jeddo No. 4 Luzerne Leg crushed by falling under cars on gangway.
Dec. 1 Frank Barnofski Polish Miner 46 M Highland No. 2 Luzerne Spine fractured by fall of rock on gangway.
Dec. 6 Andrew Elijas Polish Miner 35 M Ebervale Luzerne Leg fractured by fall of coal on gangway.
Dec. 19 George Kimmel American Driver 22 S Sandy Run Luzerne Arms fractured by being caught between derailed car and prop.
Dec. 20 James Krig Italian Driver 20 S Upper Lehigh Luzerne Arm fractured by car falling upon him on slate bank. Outside.
This information was donated by Rosanne Gemzik
This information was typed by Barbee

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