Fifteen Anthracite District

LUZERNE COUNTY Hazleton, Pa., February 20, 1919

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

Respectfully submitted, DAVID J. RODERICK, Inspector

Jan. 07 John Lutski Hungarian Loader 63 M 1 0 Hazleton Shaft Luzerne Fatally injured by railroad cars under breaker. Outside

Jan. 22 Patrick Mooney American Miner 35 M 1 7 Upper Lehigh Luzerne Instantly killed by fall of slate in chamber.

Jan. 23 Owen Boyle Irish Laborer 64 S 0 0 Highland No. 5 Luzerne Fatally injured by cars while crossing tracks. Outside.

Feb. 02 Nicholas Marnell Italian Slatepicker 16 S 0 0 Jeddo No. 7 Luzerne Instantly killed by being caught by scraper line in boiler house. Outside.

Feb. 12 Paul Ranco American Jig runner 23 S 0 0 Hazle Brook Luzerne Instantly killed by being whirled around jig shaft. Outside.

Feb. 19 Conrad Brehem, Jr. American Carpenter 23 M 1 1 Upper Lehigh Luzerne Fatally injured by falling off breaker. Outside.

Mar. 18 George Yerorski Polish Miner 38 M 1 3 Highland No. 5 Luzerne Fatally injured by fall of coal at face of pillar.

Apr. 02 Peter Keller American Barn-man 66 M 1 0 Highland No. 5 Luzerne Fatally injured when mule kicked him while feeding it in barn.

Apr. 10 John Russian Polish Miner 33 M 1 2 Highland No. 5 Luzerne Fatally injured by fall of coal at face of gangway.

Jul. 12 Albert Mecalla Polish Laborer 26 M 1 0 Highland No. 5 Luzerne Fatally injured by being caught between car and timber on gangway.

Jul. 20 Frank Zadalis American Bottomman 18 S 0 0 Upper Lehigh Luzerne Fatally injured by runaway cars at bottom of plane.

Jul. 29 Joseph Lait Austrian Miner 29 S 0 0 Lattimer Luzerne Fatally injured by falling coal knocking him down chute.

Aug. 06 Andrew Lagonski Hungarian Miner 50 M 1 6 Eckley Luzerne Instantly killed by coal rolling over on them when they barred it down in breast.

Aug. 06 Bruno Ozeninsky Hungarian Miner 21 M 1 0 Eckley Luzerne Instantly killed by coal rolling over on them when they barred it down in breast.

Aug. 13 Joseph Kukless Russian Miner 40 M 1 3 Hazelton No. 1 Luzerne Instantly killed by sliding piece of rock below chamber battery.

Sep. 18 Steve Parlovish Hungarian Miner 23 M 1 1 Eckley Luzerne Fatally injured by fall of slate at face of gangway.

Oct. 04 mike Skuravige Russian Miner 46 M 1 0 Hazelton No. 1 Luzerne Fatally burned by explosion of gas in chute.

Nov. 19 Anthony Bet Italian Jig runner 22 M 1 1 Lattimer Luzerne Fatally injured by being caught between belt and pulley on breaker. Outside.

Nov. 20 Dominick Beskosky American Engineer 36 S 0 0 Upper Lehigh Luzerne Fatally injured by electric shock received while on tower. Outside.

Dec. 28 John Ring Slavonian Laborer 56 M 1 0 Hazleton Shaft Luzerne Instantly killed when his head was caught in turntable of revolving steam shovel. Outside.

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