Ninth Anthracite District

LUZERNE & LACKAWANNA COUNTIES West Pittston, February 5, 1919

Hon. Seward E. Button, Chief of Department of Mines: Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith my annual report as Inspector of Mines of the Ninth Anthracite District for the year ending December 31, 1918.

Respectfully submitted, EDWIN C. CURTIS, Inspector

Jan. 28 Paul Consavage Polish Miner 33 M 1 2 Kingston No.4 Fatally injured by fall of roof on motor road while making repairs.

Feb. 01 Joseph Shelofsky Polish Miner 40 M 1 4 Kingston No.4 Luzerne Instantly killed by fall of roof at face of chamber.

Feb. 01 Wadic Polesky Polish Miner's Laborer 33 S 0 0 Kingston No.4 Luzerne Instantly killed by fall of roof at face of chamber.

Feb. 14 John Dale American Miner's Laborer 33 M 1 3 Broadwell Lackawanna Instantly killed by fall of roof at face of gangway.

Feb. 19 G. E. Hafler American Laborer 41 M 1 0 William A. Luzerne Fatally injured by runaway team in colliery yard. Outside.

Mar. 04 Stanley Klimovitch Polish Miner 33 M 1 1 Mt. Lookout Luzerne Instantly killed by premature blast at face of chamber.

Mar. 23 Julius Lucenti Italian Miner 48 M 1 0 Seneca Luzerne Fatally injured by premature blast at face of gangway.

Mar. 29 August Henzie American Miner 37 M 1 0 Broadwell Lackawanna Leg fractured above ankle by flying coal from blast. Died April 1.

Apr. 30 Edward Lynch American Runner 32 M 1 1 White Luzerne Instantly killed by being blown 50 feet up trestle from mouth of slope by concussion from mine cave. Outside.

May. 26 George Grabovack Polish Trackman 34 M 1 4 Maltby Luzerne Killed by electricity by coming into contact with trolley wire while repairing on motor road.

May. 31 Joseph Kutzie Polish Miner 34 M 1 5 Heidelberg Luzerne Fatally burned by explosion of gas. They went into an abandoned chamber with naked lights and ignited a body of gas.

May. 31 Alterie Sanpolie Italian Miner 33 M 1 2 Heidelberg Luzerne Fatally burned by explosion of gas. They went into an abandoned chamber with naked lights and ignited a body of gas.

Jun. 25 John Mardini Italian Miner 31 S 0 0 Exeter Luzerne Instantly killed by fall of roof at face of chamber.

Jul. 02 Tony Baron Austrian Miner 37 M 1 7 Forty Fort Luzerne Instantly killed by premature blast of chamber.

Jul. 05 George James American Laboreer 33 M 1 2 Westmorland Luzerne Fatally injured by being crushed between cars and rib on road.

Jul. 15 Robert Muir English Miner 35 M 1 4 Broadwell Lackawanna Fatally injured by flying coal from blast in cross-cut.

Jul. 20 Frank Terlestskie Lithuanian Doorboy 16 S 0 0 Harry E. Luzerne Fatally burned by explosion of powder. They left their place of work and went down the slope to a lower lift to get carbide. They opened a miner's box to get carbide and in some unknown manner exploded a keg of black powder.

Jul. 20 Vincent Visnefskie Lithuanian Driver 17 S 0 0 Harry E. Luzerne Fatally burned by explosion of powder. They left their place of work and went down the slope to a lower lift to get carbide. They opened a miner's box to get carbide and in some unknown manner exploded a keg of black powder.

Aug. 07 John Pealsavage Lithuanian Miner 30 S 0 0 Exeter Luzerne Fatally injured by fall of roof at face of chamber.

Aug. 23 Pelligrim Perannio Italian Miner 38 M 1 1 Westmorland Luzerne Fatally injured. Struck by a sischarged prop while in his chamber.

Sep. 14 Peter Bolonis Lithuanian Slatepicker 16 S 0 0 Harry E. Luzerne Crushed to death when he fell in pea coal rollers. Outside.

Oct. 10 Louis Morosini Italian Ashman 28 M 1 0 William A. Luzerne Fatally injured. Struck by lever he was using to bar engine off center. Outside.

Oct. 20 Patrick Cawley American Timberman 49 M 1 1 Seneca Luzerne Cawley and Murphy were instantly killed and Gusace was fatally injured by being caught by fall of rock from rib. They were taking down a piece of bad roof along No. 11 Slope and had nearly completed their work when the accident occurred. Gusace died November 29.

Oct. 20 Michael Murphy American Bratticeman 60 M 1 0 Seneca Luzerne Cawley and Murphy were instantly killed and Gusace was fatally injured by being caught by fall of rock from rib. They were taking down a piece of bad roof along No. 11 Slope and had nearly completed their work when the accident occurred. Gusace died November 29.

Oct. 20 Matt Gusace Russian Miner 42 M 1 0 Seneca Luzerne Cawley and Murphy were instantly killed and Gusace was fatally injured by being caught by fall of rock from rib. They were taking down a piece of bad roof along No. 11 Slope and had nearly completed their work when the accident occurred. Gusace died November 29.

Oct. 31 Mike Kollesar Slavonian Slatepicker 17 S 0 0 Mt. Lookout Luzerne Fatally injured in jigs when his clothing was caught in shaft. Outside.

Nov. 23 Adam Skibo Lithuanian Miner 48 M 1 4 Heidelberg Luzerne Instantly killed by fall of roof at face of chamber.

Nov. 29 Stanley Lucavish Polish Miner 48 M 1 6 William A. Luzerne Instantly killed by fall of roof at face of pillar.

Dec. 19 John Monok Slavonian Miner 40 M 1 2 Maltby Luzerne Instantly killed by premature blast at face of chamber.

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