1st District Fatal Mine Accidents -- Lackawanna County

Accident Date Name Nationality Occupation Age Married Single # Widows #Orphans Name of Colliery County Nature & Cause of Accident in Brief
Jan-04 Richard Duggan American Miner 38 M 1 3 Powderly Lackawanna Fatally injured by fall of roof near face of chamber while trying to take it down.
Jan-18 Joseph Teller German Laborer 61 S 0 0 Riverside Lackawanna Suffocated by inhaling sulphur fumes on the bank while he was lying down, apparently resting. Outside.
Jan-21 Alex Glinskie Polish Laborer 36 M 1 Raymond Lackawanna Fatally injured by fall of roof while ??? in another ???
Feb-06 Frank Kearsey American Slate-picker 16 S 0 0 Tappans Lackawanna Fatally injured by being caught by revolving ???? ?????about 7:15 in the morning before ??? commencing work. Outside.
Mar-08 Silas Moon English Laborer 40 M 1 5 West Mountain Lackawanna Fatally injured by fall of roof near of heading while shoveling coal into car. The piece was"saddle" shaped.
Apr-13 Edward Linnen American Laborer 23 S 0 0 Coal Brook Lackawanna Instantly killed by fall of roof while shoveling coal back from a pillar that was being robbed.
Apr-13 Joseph Kauzany Polish Laborer 21 S 0 0 Coal Brook Lackawanna Killed by fall of roof while shoveling coal back from a pillar that was being robbed.
Apr-26 Michael Bogusky Russian Laborer 21 S 0 0 North-West Lackawanna Fatally injured by fall of roof at face of rock ?????? while ????? a car with ?????
May-03 Bartley Coggins Irish Miner 48 S 0 0 White Oak Lackawanna Fatally injured by fall of roof at face of chamber before commencing his days work. He should have taken the ???? down the day previous.
May-04 Daniel Conda Italian Slate-picker 50 M 1 2 Erie Lackawanna Fatally injured by breaking machinery while sweeping the breaker in some unknown manner his clothing was caught by a set screw. Outside.
Jul-12 Edward Kane American Brake-man 17 S 0 0 Coal Brook Lackawanna Fatally injured by being squeezed between mine cars while coupling them together. Outside.
Jul-25 John McDonnell American Laborer 46 S 0 0 White Oak Lackawanna Fatally injured by fall of roof at face of pillar that was being "robbed" while he was barring down some loose coal from the end of pillar.
Jul-29 Stanley Klonskie Russian Driver 38 S 0 0 Powderly Lackawanna Fatally injured by being run over by a mine car. The car tipped over on him while running it from a chamber. Died August 11.
Aug-07 Lawrenc Musial Polish Miner 44 M 1 5 Erie Lackawanna Fatally injured by fall of roof back from the face of the chamber while running away from a shor he was firing. The rock that fell was in the shape of a a roll and hard to detect.
Aug-24 James Gall German Driver 20 S 0 0 Northwest Lackawanna Fatally injured by being thrown under mine car. He was riding on the bumper of a loaded rock car with one foot sliding along the rail, when his foot was caught against joint and he was thrown under the car. Outside.
Sep-02 Paul Kanash Austrian Miner 39 M 1 3 Powderly Lackawanna Fatally injured by flying coals from a blast fired by another miner in a crosscut near the face of heading while he was near the face of airway.
11-Sep Philip Colabro Italian Laborer 24 S 0 0 Coal Brook Lackawanna Fatally injured by fall of roof near pillar while he and his miner were laying a piece of track preparatory to taking out the pillar.
6-Oct John Keichart Polish Miner 49 M 1 5 Erie Lackawanna Fatally injured by dynamite powder while preparing a cartridge for a blast the powder exploded in some unknown manner.
12-Oct Michael Irving American Miner 44 M 1 3 Jermyn Lackawanna Instantly killed at face of heading by fall of roof. After firing a blast he was barring down loose pieces when a large piece fell.
18-Nov Wm McDonough American Runner 31 S 0 0 Jermyn Lackawanna Compound fracture of leg below the knee by being caught between motor and car. He was sitting on the front end of motor when pushing a car car in on a chamber track, when the car jumped off the head end and raised the other end and caught him against the motor. Died in the hospital December 6, after an operation.
23-Nov Patrick Horan American Miner 65 M 1 0 Powderly Lackawanna Fatally injured by being thrown under mine car in his chamber. He was standing in front of the car, which was being loaded by two laborers, when the gob in front of the car rushed against the car and forced it down the track and Horan was knocked under the car.
25-Nov Anthony Cristo Italian Driver 23 M 1 2 Coal Brook Lackawanna Skull fractured in an unknown manner while working as a driver. The verdict of the coronerís jury at the inquest held Dec 6 is as follows: "We, the undersigned, after hearing the testimony of the witnesses came to the conclusion that Anthony Cristo died at Emergency Hospital, December 3, as the result of injuries sustained in the Coal Brook Colliery, Nov 25, 1911."

This information was donated by Rosanne Gemzik
This information was typed by Patrice Schadt

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