2nd District Non-Fatal Mine Accidents -- Lackawanna County

Accident Date Name Nationality Occupation Age Married/Single Name of Colliery County Nature & Cause of Accident in Brief
Jan-03 James Dickson English Miner 39 M Marshwood Lackawanna Leg fractured by fall of bell rock in face of chamber.
Jan-14 Frank Candie Italian Laborer 42 M Olyphant "" Leg amputated by cars. He was getting down from a car when it was bumped from the rear and he fell under it. Outside.
Jan-17 Michael Loftus Lithuanian Laborer 25 S Marvine "" Collar bone fractured by falling under cars on gangway road while riding on the bumper.
Feb-03 Peter Havzavage Russian Miner 34 M Lackawanna "" Arm and nose broken by fall of roof in face of chamber while examining after a blast.
  George Mardon Polish Laborer 21 S Lackawanna "" Legs fractured by falling into shaft. He signaled for the cage and while waiting for the cage, stumbled into the shaft.
Feb-06 Peter Valtz Russian Loader 23 M Lackawanna "" Leg fractured by machinery. His clothing was caught in a rope that was used to pull cars over the scales and he was drawn under the drum. Outside.
Feb-08 Louis Mashaia Italian Miner 35 M Mt. Jessup "" Injured by fall of slip rock in face of chamber.
  Andrew Baldine Italian Laborer 29 S "" "" Injured by fall of slip rock in face of chamber.
Feb-09 Julius Baldine Italian Laborer 22 S Sterrick Creek "" Back broken by fall of slip coal in face of chamber.
Feb-17 John Kowals Russian Miner 37 S Olyphant "" Leg fractured by fall of slip roof in face of chamber.
Feb-20 Peter Bowland American Miner 32 M Olyphant "" Leg fractured by falling on gangway road.
  Edward Williams English Miner 53 M Olyphant "" Leg fractured by fall of slip roof in face of chamber.
Feb-23 John Clemeshefski Lithuanian Laborer 42 M Marvine "" Leg fractured by cars on chamber road. A car that became derailed by bumping the head-block fell on him.
Feb-25 Charles Cardoni Italian Miner 24 S Mt. Jessup "" Leg fractured by fall of roof in face of chamber while barring in down.
Mar-02 William Davis American Brakeman 18 S Lackawanna "" Foot crushed by cars. While running ahead to turn the switch he stumbled and fell under the motor. Outside.
Mar-09 Charles McAllister American Driver 18 S Storrs "" Legs fractured br cars on gangway road. He was riding on the bumper of a car which became derailed and fell on him.
Mar-27 Stanley Novak Polish Doortender 17 S Lackawanna "" Arm fractured by a door. While he was opening a door a sudden pressure came against it and squeezed his arm between door and frame.
Apr-06 Leroy Walter English Headman 16 S Marshwood "" Wrist fractured by falling over a trestle. He was running after a car to take off a ticket and stumbled. Outside.
Apr-14 James Coleman American Driver 18 S Storrs "" Shoulder fractured by cars on gangway road. He stumbled while walking by the side of the mule and fell under the cars.
Apr-24 Anthony Stevetski Polish Driver 18 S Storrs "" Leg fractured by cars on gangway road. He was riding on the bumper of a car which became derailed and fell on him.
Apr-29 Frederick Hartman American Motorman 18 S Olyphant "" Arm fractured by cars on gangway road. His arm was caught while coupling cars in motion.
May-09 Bascelo Rich Italian Laborer 27 S Eddy Creek "" Ankle fractured by prop falling on it while unloading props from the cars. Outside.
May-10 John Fanning American Brakeman 19 S Dolph "" Leg factured by being caught by cars while uncoupling them. Outside
May-11 Joseph Grueski Lithuanian Miner 55 M Ontario "" Hip fractured by fall of slip rock in face of chamber.
May-23 Archibald Allison English Runner 19 S Dolph "" Leg fractured by cars on gangway road. His clothing caught while spragging a car.
May-27 John Reis German Company Man 43 M Johnson "" Leg fractured by cars on gangway road. When last seen he was sitting by the track. He was unable to explain how the accident occurred, so it is supposed he fell asleep.
Jun-08 John Dobranski Slovanian Runner 17 S Olyphant "" Jaw fractured by kick from mule on gangway road.
Jun-14 Metro gozelok Slovanian Laborer 30 M Eddy Creek "" Skull fractured by fall of slip roof in face of chamber.
Jun-15 George Barres English Laborer 35 M Eddy Creek "" Leg fractured by fall of slip roof in face of chamber.
Jun-22 Joseph Barilka Slovanian Laborer 52 M Olyphant "" Leg fractured by fall of slip roof in face of chamber.
Jul-15 Joseph Shenbarls Polish Miner 35 M Ontario "" Arm and eye injured by premature blast. He was forcing powder into the hole when it exploded.
  Joseph Dixon English Door-tender 50 M Marvine "" Leg fractured by cars on gangway road. He failed to get out of the way of a car that was being run out of a chamber.
Jul-19 Mike Lishko German Miner 36 M Storrs "" Foot crushed by cars in face of chamber. The mules harness caught in the car and threw it over the victims foot.
  Anthony Semelick Russian Laborer 22 S Olyphant "" Leg fractured by blast in face of chamber. The powder exploded while he was tamping it.
Jul-20 Victor Chamiel Polish Miner 35 M Ontario "" Arm fractured by blast in face of chamber. He thought the squib missed and when he returned it exploded.
Jul-25 Edward White American Runner 23 M Johnson "" Arm fractured by fall of slip roof on gangway road.
Jul-26 Walter Krovitz Austrian Door-tender 16 S Lackawanna "" Legs fractured by cars at top of plane. Two cars came together while he was passing between them.
Jul-27 Michael Zoak Slovanian Laborer 30 M Sterrick Creek "" Leg fractured by fall of slip roof in face of chamber.
  Barney Sherlenski Polish Laborer 29 S Storrs "" Leg fractured by fall of slip roof in face of chamber.
Aug-01 Walter Reese Welsh Runner 19 S Marvine "" Hand crushed by cars on gangway road. He was standing on rails and in some manner his hand was caught between the cars.
Aug-05 William Simpson Italian Miner 33 M Dolph "" Skull fractured by blast in face of chamber. The miner next to him warned him that he was firing in the crosscut but for some reason Simpson walked back and stood where the crosscut broke through.
  George Sasfire Polish Miner 35 M Eddy Creek "" Collar bone fractured by being squeezed between car and pillar on gangway road. While getting out of the way of a kicking mule.
  Peter Patrissi Italian Miner 23 S Marshwood "" Leg fractured by cars on gangway road. A trip of cars in passing struck a piece of plank on which he was standing.
Aug-09 John Isaacs American Runner 24 S Marshwood "" Pelvis fractured by cars on gangway road. He was standing by cars on a turnout, when a passing trip became derailed and crushed him against the pillar.
Aug-19 Peter Hesavige Polish Miner 38 M Lackawanna "" Seriously injured by blast in face of chamber. He and his laborer were tamping a hole when it exploded. The laborer was killed.
Aug-21 Patrick Gallagher Irish Miner 31 S Legitts Creek "" Leg fractured by fall of roof in face of chamber while standing a prop under it.
Aug-25 Brunick Machinick Polish Driver 16 S Marshwood "" Leg fractured by cars on gangway road. While walking his team he stumbled and fell under cars.
Sep-05 John B. Malcom Scotch Miner 30 M Marvine "" Leg fractured by fall of slip rock on tunnel road.
Sep-12 Frank Thitlowski Polish Miner 30 M Marvine "" Seriously injured by a trip of runaway cars on rock slope. He was walking down the slope in company with three other men, who were killed, when the rope broke.
Sep-23 Michael Macovitch Polish Driver 20 S Lackawanna "" Skull fractured by cars on chamber road. He was riding on head end of car which became derailed.
Sep-29 Benjamin Lewis Welsh Miner 56 M Olyphant "" Arm broken after being struck by a piece of rock. His partner was breaking rock with a hammer.
Oct-02 George Sauders American Miner 38 M Marvine "" Leg fractured by fall of slip roof in face of chamber.
Oct-05 Joseph J. Barrett American Footman 22 M Legitts Creek "" Leg fractured by piece of coal falling down shaft while he was lifting a derailed car.
Oct-10 Adam Bosack Austrian Laborer 25 M Olyphant "" Leg fractured. He stumbled while walking along the chamber road
Oct-11 Martin Thomascheng Lithuanian Miner 45 M Marvine "" Rib fractured by blast. The miner in the next place warned him that he was going to fire but the victem refused to get out of the way.
Oct-14 Jacob Petropski Polish Miner 48 M Marvine "" Pelvis fractured by fall of roof in face of chamber. He failed to bar down a piece of roof and then started to work under it.
Oct-17 John Dobner German Miner 66 M Olyphant "" Ribs fractured by cars on slope. He tried to get out of the car after the signal had been given the engineer to start.
Oct-18 John Gallagher American Company Man 41 M Johnson "" Leg fractured by piece of rock falling off the gob in face of chamber
Oct-26 Thomas Price Welsh Door-tender 26 M Marvine "" Arm fractured by cars on gangway road. The lever slipped while he was assisting to block a derailed car
Oct-27 John Marcus Lithuanian Laborer 24 M Legitts Creek "" Leg fractured by fall of slip roof in face of chamber.
Nov-03 Marshella Lutena Italian Miner 28 M Ontario "" Eyes injured by blast in face of chamber. He was placing Atlas powder in the hole when it exploded
Nov-08 Anthony Shead Italian Laborer 22 S Eddy Creek "" Leg fractured by fall of slip roof in face of chamber.
Nov-16 John Somerenski Russian Laborer 37 M Lackawanna "" Skull fractured by blast in face of chamber. While the miner was tamping a hole it exploded
Nov-20 Daniel Tapp American Runner 17 S Marvine "" Arm fractured by a mule's trace on gangway road. The mule started up suddenly causing the trace to swing around.
Nov-21 Patrick H. Maloney American Laborer 47 M Eddy Creek "" Leg fractured by kick from mule. Outside, near repair shop.
  Marks Centralia Italian Laborer 20 S Mt. Jessup "' Leg fractured by fall of slip roof in face of chamber.
Nov-27 Baldo Manarko Italian Miner 29 M Mt. Jessup "" Burned by explosion of fire-damp in face of chamber. A fall in an abandoned chamber forced a body of gas to where he was working.
Nov-28 John Krovicks Austrian Miner 45 M Lackawanna "" Leg fractured by fall of roof in face of chamber. He was replacing a prop that had been discharged by a blast.
Nov-29 Harry Stack Italian Driver 18 S Ontario "" Arm fractured by kick from mule on gangway road.
Nov-30 Michael Polchiek Russian Company Man 30 M Eddy Creek "" Wrist fractured by cars on plane. He was riding on a car that became derailed.
Dec-05 Michael Bogenski Polish Miner 28 M Johnson "" Eye destroyed by blast in face of chamber while tamping a hole
Dec-08 Joseph Risk English Company Man 51 M Olyphant "" Leg fractured by being struck by a derailed car at foot of shaft while sitting on a headblock.
Dec-09 John Ueback ???? American Slatepicker 16 S Balph ????? "" Leg fractured by falling from breaker window. He climbed up on a beam to close window and fell. Outside.
Dec-15 Thoedore Witovitch Russian Laborer 35 M Olyphant "" Leg fractured by cars in chamber. He was running a car out which became derailed at head block.
Dec-16 George Sullivan American Runner 19 S Marvine "" Leg fractured by cars on chamber road. He was running a car which became derailed at head block.
Dec-21 John Shinish Polish Miner 53 M Storrs "" Ribs fractured by blast in face of chamber. The charge exploded while he was running away.

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