3rd 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-25 James Yetconice Lithuanian Miner 30 M 1 1 Von Storch Lackawanna Fatally injured by fall of roof at face of chamber in Four foot vein, while examining after a blast.
  Martin Flannery Irish Miner 38 M 1 3 Pine Brook "" Killed by flying coal from a blast near face of chamber while firing two holes at one time.
Feb-01 James Richardson English Miner 61 M 1 2 Pine Brook "" Killed by fall of roof at face of chamber in the Clark vein while gathering up his tools after firing a blast.
Feb-06 Martin Olick Polish Miner 31 M 1 2 Brisban "" Killed at face of chamber while pulling down some loose roof after firing a blast.
Feb-08 Alfred Veale American Driver 17 S Von Storch "" Killed by being caught between mine car and narrow side of gangway road.
Feb-17 Albert Smith American Laborer 58 M 1 Gipsy Grove "" Killed by being run over by a trip of loaded culm cars that was being run from under breaker. Outside.
Feb-22 William Tulizkie Polish Miner 31 S Pine Brook "" Fatally injured by premature blast at face of chamber in China vein. Died next day.
Apr-05 Thomas Krimsky Slavonian Runner 22 M 1 Gipsy Grove "" Killed by falling under a trip of loaded mine cars that was being hauled up a slope in the #3 Dunmore vein.
Apr-07 Walter Knight Welsh Mine foreman 40 M 1 4 Pancoast "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Isaac Dawes English Fire Boss 35 M 1 3 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  John Batbolics Slavonian Company Man 38 M 1 7 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Louis Korman Slavonian Miner 42 M 1 3 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Lawrence Reitz German Doorman 70 M 1 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Kebman Voros Magyar Miner 32 M 1 4 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Mike Gal Polish Driver 16 S "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Stephen Ostrosky Polish Driver 16 S "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  William H. Lucas English Runner 18 S "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Steaf Nemeth Magyar Laborer 24 S "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  James L. Wallace English Company Man 59 M 1 1 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Julius Varga Magyar Laborer 42 W 1 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  John Molner Magyar Miner 46 M 1 3 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Charles Lutwinco Polish Laborer 20 S "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Albert Hera Polish Miner 36 M 1 2 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Stanley Kurkoviak Polish Laborer 35 M 1 3 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Adolph Czispak Polish Laborer 26 M 1 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  George Balog Slavonian Miner 29 M 1 3 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Adam Pasko Slavonian Miner 28 M 1 2 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  W. John May English Company Man 49 M 1 3 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Kastantz Sawicky Polish Miner 36 M 1 5 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Joseph Szauk Polish Laborer 28 M 1 1 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  John Ploplis Polish Laborer 24 S "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Alex Wroblewsky Polish Miner 30 S "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Mike Balitsky Lithuanian Miner 33 M 1 1 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Jacob Sznak Slavonian Company Man 40 M 1 1 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Stanley Majewski Polish Miner 26 S "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Adam Zesutarsky Polish Laborer 37 M 1 4 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Joseph Adronowiez Polish Laborer 30 M 1 2 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Andrew Grutcowsky Polish Miner 42 M 1 7 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Peter Kalkosky Polish Doorman 50 M 1 5 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Anthony Lucosky Lithuanian Miner 25 M 1 2 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  John Bilek Slavonian Driver 20 S "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  John Stoyak Slavonian Doorman 40 M 1 5 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  John Dzurisin Slavonian Driver 19 S "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Kotantz Cebulka Polish Laborer 23 M 1 1 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Vousen Yanuchefsky Lithuanian Laborer 36 M 1 1 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Joseph Kavalavage Polish Doorman 45 S "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Joseph Youhasz Slavonian Doorman 40 M 1 5 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  George Poklemba Slavonian Company Man 58 M 1 3 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Joseph Klemausky Lithuanian Laborer 19 S "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Mike Diezkus Lithuanian Miner 22 M 1 1 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Andrew Dalzek Polish Miner 38 M 1 5 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Emil Wasczenink Polish Miner 32 M 1 5 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  John Wasczenink Polish Miner 25 S "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Vikto Wasczenink Polish Laborer 19 S "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Lowen Posivia Polish Laborer 19 S "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  John Czevnagusky Polish Runner 19 S "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  William Gregson English Company Man 50 M 1 4 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Edward Hart English Company Man 30 M 1 3 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Hilari Zazicky Polish Laborer 47 M 1 1 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Martin Strysniewsky Polish Miner 32 S "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Andrew Gibarsky Magyar Laborer 32 M 1 3 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Anthony Bicko Polish Miner 36 M 1 2 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  John Milunis Lithuanian Miner 43 M 1 3 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Stanley Osiecki Polish Miner 40 M 1 3 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  John Parry English Miner 46 m 1 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  John Mitchinson English Company Man 32 S "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  John Bray English Company Man 30 M 1 2 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Charles Podurgil Polish Miner 50 M 1 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Thomas McWaters English Miner 41 M 1 4 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Frank Szalzis Polish Laborer 22 S "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Lud Dworakosky Polish Miner 23 M 1 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Henry Rothwell English Miner 35 M 1 1 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Stanley Oleksik Polish Miner 24 S "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Joseph Wisniewski Polish Laborer 48 M 1 4 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Charles Trudosky Polish Laborer 29 S "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Bolas Grutsky Polish Laborer 23 S "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Andrew Smegorsky Polish Laborer 25 M 1 2 "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Unidintified Polish Laborer "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Unidintified Polish Laborer "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
  Unidintified Polish Laborer "" "" Suffocated by smoke from mine fire. (see account in Preliminary part of report.)
Apr-12 Joseph Smith Polish Miner 35 M 1 3 Brisbin "" Killed by a fall of roof at face of chamber while drilling a hole.
Apr-18 Adam Brunits Russian Miner 39 M 1 3 Von Storch "" Fatally injured by being caught between a trip of empty mine cars and rib on tail rope line in four foot vein.
Apr-27 Michael Wdzuskus Lithuanian Miner 35 M 1 1 Von Storch "" Killed by blast at face of chamber in #2 Dunmore vein while tamping a rock hole.
  Tony Battista Italian Headman 32 M 1 4 Gipsy Grove "" Burned to death in breaker fire. Outside.
  Peter Clapp Italian Headman 50 M 1 2 Gipsy Grove "" Fatally injured by jumping 60 feet from burning breaker. Died in Hospital April 30. Outside.
Apr-29 Caustic Povinsky Polish Laborer 26 S Nay Aug "" Killed by fall of roof while sitting down at face of chamber in #1 Dunmore vein.
May-05 Joseph Lewin Lithuanian Miner 39 M 1 2 Von Storch "" Killed by an explosion of gas. His lighted lamp came in contact with some gas oozing thru a separation door between Legitts Creek and Dickson workings.
May-24 Frank Sinoski Polish Miner 25 M 1 2 Brisbin "" Killed by fall of roof after firing a blast in his chamber he went into the next chamber to have a smoke and he was sitting down near the face when a portion of the roof fell upon him.
Jun-10 Victor Pernasky Polish Miner 27 M 1 2 Pine Brook "" Killed by flying coal from a blast at face of chamber in #1 Dunmore vein.
Jun-29 Mike Chirchrop Russian Laborer 22 S West Ridge "" Killed by fall of roof at face of chamber while loading car of coal.
Jul-06 Catal Raymon Italian Laborer 21 M 1 1 Penna. #5 "" Killed by falling down shaft from surface landing to bottom.
Jul-13 Victor Nitupski Polish Miner 38 M 1 Pancoast "" Killed by flying coal from a blast near face of chamber in China vein.
Jul-18 Charles Ashman American Miner 29 M 1 3 Pancoast "" Killed by fall of roof. He was in the act of putting the drill over a dangerous piece of roof at face of heading to pull it down when he slipped and the roof fell on him.
Jul-19 Mike Lock Russian Laborer 21 S Penna #5 "" Killed by fall of roof. He went back to the face of chamber before the miner had time to examine the roof after firing a blast, and a piece of roof fell upon him.
Jul-24 Mike Hagaaadish Hungarian Laborer 41 M 1 4 Pancoast "" Killed by a fall of roof at face of chamber while cleaning a place to restand a prop that had been discharged by a blast.
Aug-10 John Gibbons American Tracklayer 35 M 1 3 Pancoast "" Killed by car. While they were helping to replace a
  Joe Kojinski Polish Driver 18 S Pancoast "" derailed car on the track at foot of slope. The engineer started the engine, pulling the car over them.
Aug-16 John Farkas Hungarian Miner 28 M 1 Pancoast "" Killed by a blast at face of chamber while going to a place of safety.
Sep-01 Joe Mitchel Polish Driver 18 S Cayuga "" Killed by being crushed between loaded rock car and an empty trip of mine cars on gangway road in five foot vein.
Sep-15 Thomas Healey Irish Tracklayer 56 M 1 3 Von Storch "" Killed by being run over by an empty trip of mine cars on tail rope line. He was standing on the branch and walked directly in front of the trip.
Sep-28 Stanley Muermanki Polish Laborer 35 S Mt. Pleasant "" Killed by flying coal from a blast. He was 240 feet away from face of chamber when struck.
Oct-05 William Reap American Ashman 21 S Diamond boiler Plant "" Fatally injured by being scalded by steam and hot water dur to the bursting of a mud drum. Died Oct 10. Outside.
Nov-16 Edward Rafalko Polish Laborer 40 M 1 3 Penna #1 "" Killed by being caught between cage and roof at foot of shaft. He attempted to get on cage after the signal had been given then engineer to hoist.
Nov-28 Andrew Doulock Slavonian Miner 35 M 1 1 Penna #5 "" Killed by fall of coal in #2 Dunmore vein while robbing pillars.
Dec-01 Valentine Grant Polish Miner 45 M 1 1 Mt. Pleasant "" Killed by fall of roof at face of chamber in Three Foot vein while drilling.
Dec-16 Paul Blakes Lithuanian Laborer 28 S Penna #5 "" Killed by fall of roof at face of chamber while shoveling coal back from face.
  Joe Dunca Italian Laborer 44 M 1 5 Pancoast "" Killed by fall of roof at face of chamber in Diamond vein.
Dec-18 Joseph Hamilton American Engineer 22 S Pancoast "" Fatally scalded by hot water when a gete valve on engine burst. Died December 29.
Dec-26 Mike Scriber Polish Laborer 38 M 1 4 Pine Brook "" Killed by fall of coal while taking some coal from the surface stripping. Outside.
  Nick Sizuki Polish Laborer 30 M 1 2 "" "" Killed by fall of coal while taking some coal from the surface stripping. Outside.

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