21st District Non Fatal Mine Accidents-- Sullivan, Susquehanna, Lackawanna, & Wayne Counties.

Accident Date Name Nationality Occupation Age Married/Single Name of Colliery County Nature & Cause of Accident in Brief
Jan-03 Joseph Hirezenski Polish Miner 52 M Forrest City Susquehanna Head and body severely injured by explosion of powder at face of chamber.
Jan-06 Henry Cartisson Hungarian Miner 30 M O'Boyle-Foy Sullivan Left leg severely injured by fall of roof at face of chamber.
Jan-14 Gregory Plantoski Austrian Miner 43 M Clinton Wayne Skull fractured by fall of roof at face of chamber.
Jan-24 Charles Pelton American Laborer 40 M Connell Sullivan Leg fractured by fall of roof at face of chamber.
Feb-25 William Quinn Irish Miner 30 S O'Boyle-Foy Sullivan Thumb broken by fall of roof at face of chamber.
  Anthony Felbridge Polish Laborer 28 S O'Boyle-Foy Sullivan Leg broken by fall of roof at face of chamber.
Feb-27 Anthony Pounter Austrian Laborer 21 S Clinton Wayne Face lacerated by flying piece of rock from blast at face of chamber
Mar-23 Taffel Socholoski Polish Laborer 31 M Forrest City Susquehanna Arm broken and head injured by fall of coal from pillar that was being robbed.
Apr-12 Daniel Filler American Miner 28 M Murray Sullivan Back injured by fall of roof at face of gangway.
Apr-19 Edward Barnofsky Polish Motor-helper 34 S Connell Sullivan Left arm broken by being caught between car and roof on gangway. He was riding the car when it jumped the track.
May-22 Santo Peter Italian Laborer 18 S Forrest City Susquehanna Leg fractured by a boulder rolling on him while digging a ditch. Outside.
Jun-03 Paul Rudyinski Polish Mine 38 M Clinton Wayne Right leg fractured by fall of roof at face of chamber.
Jul-24 Nedo Rinno Italian Laborer 26 S O'Boyle-Foy Sullivan Body injured by fall of rock at face of chamber.
Jul-25 Henry Griffith American Rope-rider 24 M O'Boyle-Foy Sullivan Small bone in right foot broken by cars on main haulage road.
Aug-10 John Sepok Lithuanian Laborer 64 S Connell Sullivan Toe cut off by fall of roof at face of chamber.
Aug-22 Ladie Stashintes Lithuanian Laborer 21 S Forrest City Susquehanna Internally injured by falling into shaft a distance of 25 feet.
Sep-08 W. J. Pentecost American Prop-cutter 60 M Forrest City Susquehanna Right arm broken by falling. He was loading a prop onto a car when he slipped and fell. Outside.
Dec-01 Beny Kosheski Polish Miner 24 M Connell Sullivan Three ribs broken by cars on gangway.
Dec-28 Staules Petcavage Polish Miner 29 M Clinton Wayne Injured by a flying piece of coal from a blast at face of chamber.
Dec-30 William Knight English Miner 43 M Forrest City Susquehanna Left arm and head lacerated by explosion of powder at face of chamber.
This information was donated by Rosanne Gemzik
This information was typed by Bob

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