Sixteenth Anthracite District

LUZERNE, SCHUYLKILL, CARBON & COLUMBIA COUNTIES Hazleton, Pa., February 21, 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 for the Sixteenth Anthracite District, for the year ending December 31, 1918.

Respectfully submitted, J. J. Stickler, Inspector

Jan. 14 Arthur Heydt American Laborer 17 S 0 0 Scotch Valley Columbia Fatally injured. Fell into chute and was crushed by machinery. Outside.

Jan. 14 Mike Polack Slavonian Miner 52 M 1 2 Coleraine Carbon Fatally injured. Fell off platform and iron bar penetrated intestines.

Jan. 21 Stanley Rosock Russian Miner 33 M 1 2 Spring Mountain Luzerne Skull fractured by falling off pile of coal at face.

Feb. 16 Simon Sukovitch Russian Miner 36 M 1 8 Honey Brook No. 5 Schuylkill Fatally injured by fall of roof at face.

Feb. 22 John Prossic American Slatepicker 16 S 0 0 Spring Mountain Luzerne Fatally injured by runaway car under breaker while unloading car of coal. Outside.

Feb. 22 Walter Chickeroski Austrian Laborer 40 M 1 2 Spring Mountain Luzerne Fatally injured by runaway car under breaker while unloading car of coal. Outside.

Jun. 11 John Krutz American Miner's Laborer 19 S 0 0 Oneida Schuylkill Fatally injured by fall of roof near face. Died June 13.

Jun. 26 Frank Mulhearn American Machinist 38 S 0 0 Beaver Brook Luzerne Instantly killed by being caught in machinery in breaker. Outside.

Jul. 15 Michael Wasko Slavonian Miner 28 M 1 3 Beaver Meadow Carbon Fatally injured by fall of coal at pillar workings Died July 15.

Jul. 16 Charles Dulis Russian miner 50 M 1 1 Cranberry Luzerne Fatally injured by fall of roof at pillar work. Died July 20.

Jul. 30 Bartel Solenski Polish Miner 55 M 1 6 Cranberry Luzerne Fatally injured by fall of coal in gangway. Died the same day.

Aug. 08 Raymond Knelly American Laborer 17 S 0 0 Oneida Schuylkill Instantly killed. Struck by timber that rolled off car while taking out sprags. Outside.

Sep. 10 Frank Podpinis Lithuanian Miner 40 S 0 0 Honey Brook No. 5 Schuylkill Fatally injured by fall of coal near face.

Sep. 18 Nicholas Marine Italian Rockman 26 S 0 0 Beaver Brook Luzerne Killed by electricity when he came into contact with trolley wire on slope while placing dinner pail on pipe.

Oct. 04 Andrew Kowalchick Austrian Miner 27 M 1 3 Harwood Luzerne Fatally injured by fall of roof at bottom of slope. Died October 6.

Oct. 15 John Gbur Greek Miner 33 M 1 3 Cranberry Luzerne Skull fractured. Caught between car and prop in pillar workings.

Nov. 27 Victor Subastion American Miner's Laborer 54 M 1 0 Cranberry Luzerne Instantly killed. Caught between car and roof on gangway.

Dec. 02 Joseph Masino Italian Carpenter 48 M 1 6 Beaver Meadow Carbon Fatally injured by falling from scaffold when plank on which he was standing broke. Outside.

Dec. 07 John Kaizaski American Driver 19 S 0 0 Audenried No. 4 Schuylkill Instantly killed. Run over by cars on gangway.

Dec.09 Abram Turnbach American Electrician 40 M 1 4 Evans Carbon Killed by electricity when he came into contact with wires while making repairs at sub-station. Outside.

Dec. 14 John Sterlock Austrian Miner 45 M 1 8 Spring Mountain Luzerne Instantly killed by fall of coal near face.

Dec. 16 Frank Sucash Austrian Miner 36 M 1 5 Cranberry Luzerne Instantly killed by rush of coal from pillar while working on gangway.

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