3rd 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 Anthony Lacksunis Lithuanian Miner 45 M Manville Lackawanna Laceration of arm and contusions of head and body by flying coal from blast near face of chamber.
Jan-04 Joseph Coslouskie Lithuanian Laborer 27 S Von Storch "" Leg fractured by being caught against rib when car became derailed in chamber by striking head block.
Jan-07 Joseph Yekmouth Lithuanian Runner 28 S Von Storch "" Back squeezed by trying to pass a car on narrow side in a chamber.
Jan-13 Joseph Cominski Polish Miner 46 M Pine Brook "" Leg fractured by flying coal from blast near face of chamber.
Jan-19 John Hollow English Miner 62 M Gipsy Grove "" Skull fractured by being caught between car and door on gangway.
Jan-25 John Krosnai Polish Doorman 55 M Pancoast "" Knee cap fractured by being caught by a car that jumped the track on gangway road.
Jan-26 John Shibia Polish Laborer 24 S Diamond "" Leg fractured by piece of coal falling on it.
Jan-27 David Williams Welsh Miner 48 M Von Storch "" Collar bone fractured by being caught between car and rib near face of chamber.
Feb-06 Vincent Toth Hungarian Laborer 20 S Von Storch "" Pelvis fractured by fall of coal at face of chamber.
  Ignitz Harney Hungarian Laborer 30 M Von Storch "" Ankle fractured by fall of roof at face of chamber.
Feb-07 John Danap Lithuanian Miner 33 M Von Storch "" Face, neck and hands burned. He ignited a cartridge of powder while withdrawing it from hole.
Feb-17 John Tarr English Miner 42 M Green Ridge "" Injured by flying coal from blast near face of chamber.
  George Bodick Slavonian Slatepicker 15 S Brisbin breaker "" Skull fractured by being caught by machinery in breaker. Outside.
Feb-25 Tony Dermond Italian Laborer 37 M Cayuga "" Leg and ankle fractured by being struck by a piece of frozen culm that rolled down the dump. Outside.
Mar-07 William Scott Scotch Laborer 32 M Von Storch "" Back broken by being struck by two empty mine cars while standing on gangway
Mar-14 William Gillitsky Polish Laborer 21 S Penna #`1 "" Leg fractured by falling under trip of empty mine cars while riding to work in the morning. Outside.
Mar-26 James Morgan American Tracklayer 30 M Von Storch "" Head injured by falling ice while working on top of cage in shaft.
Apr-03 Patrick Gilgallon American Brakeman 25 M Cayuga "" Leg fractured by being caught between two mine cars on gangway road.
Apr-06 Steve Borrish Polish Miner 38 M Brisbin "" Leg fractured by being caught between two empty mine cars on gangway road.
Apr-27 Tony Mocca Italian Slatepicker 17 S Gipsy Grove "" Arm broken by jumping 60 feet from burning breaker. Outside
  John Dykes English Carpenter 25 S Gipsy Grove "" Face and head burned in breaker fire. Outside.
  Harry Stevens American Oiler 17 S Gipsy Grove "" Back injured by jumping from burning breaker. Outside.
May-01 Joseph Meyers American Driver 20 S Mt. Pleasant "" Arm fractured while blocking a car.
May-04 Michael Morris Irish Runner 24 M Pine Brook "" Hip fractured while trying to hold back a car going down grade.
May-05 Frank Summa Italian Miner 29 M Penna #5 "" Leg fractured by fall of coal at face of chamber.
May-24 Frank Gregos Polish Miner 36 S Brisbin "" Back fractured by fall of roof at face of gangway while pictching back coal.
Jun-12 John Fabian Slavonian Laborer 26 M Penna #1 "" Injured by fall of roof at face of chamber.
Jul-01 John Veigh Hungarian Miner 50 M Pancoast "" Compound fracture of leg by flying coal from blast near face of chamber.
Aug-03 Fred Schank Italian Runner 22 S Pancoast "" Head, face and hands burned by igniting a body of gas in an old chamber in China vein..
  James Mickolovitch Austrian Driver 19 S     Head, face and hands burned by igniting a body of gas in an old chamber in China vein..
Aug-04 Felix Uhlan Polish Miner 25 S Mt. Pleasant "" Injured internally. While tamping a hole at face of chamber it exploded.
  Benj. Weaeotsky Polish Laborer 27 M     Injured internally. While tamping a hole at face of chamber it exploded.
Aug-07 John Dempsey Irish Laborer 45 M Penna #5 "" Foot amputated by being run over by an empty mine car on gangway.road.
Aug-12 Roland Owens Welsh Miner 45 M Von Storch "" Head, face and body cut by flying coal from blast at face of chamber.
Aug-15 John Scottque Polish Miner 37 M Von Storch "" Shoulder fractured and hip dislocated by being squeezed between car and narrow side on gangway road.
Aug-22 John Garrity Irish Miner 49 M Von Storch "" Four ribs fractured and face cut by fall of roof at face of chamber.
Aug-29 James Lewis Welsh Miner 68 M West Ridge "" Ankle broken by being struck by flying coal from blast near face of chamber.
Oct-05 Edward Wallers American Runner 23 M Von Storch "" Arm fractured by being struck by rear end of car when it struck a head block in chamber.
  James O'Hara Irish Mason 44 M Diamond "" Face and hands scalded by escaping steam and hot water. Outside.
  Edward Ouff Irish Fireman 25 S Boiler   Face and hands scalded by escaping steam and hot water. Outside.
  Levi Williams American Helper 30 S Plant   Face and hands scalded by escaping steam and hot water. Outside.
  John Maholshock Russian Miner 35 M Penna #5 "" Skull fractured by fall of top coal at face of chamber.
Oct-11 Sam Spance Italian Laborer 34 M Nay Aug "" Arm fractured by being caught between car and narrow side of gangway.
Oct-27 Joseph Carman Italian Laborer 29 M Mt. Pleasant "" Ankle broken by fall of roof at face of chamber while loading a car.
Oct-28 Charley Maulchie Russian Miner 36 M Pancoast "" Leg and arm fractured and hip dislocated by fall of top coal at face of chamber.
  John Rigo Polish Driver 28 S Mt. Pleasant "" Leg fractured by an iron rail he was hauling out of an old chamber.
Nov-01 Maurie Larcolinie Italian Blacksmith 51 M Penna #1 "" Leg fractured by being caught between two mine cars on gangway
Nov-02 John Kennehan Americah Runner 35 S Von Storch "" Ankle fractured by being caught between guide rail and road rail and in chamber
Nov-03 Adam Siminsky Polish Laborer 37 M Diamond "" Leg fractured by fall of roof at face of chamber.
Nov-27 Hugh Davis American Timberman 48 M Pancoast "" Jaw and three ribs fractured by being squeezed between car and rib while replacing car on track.
Dec-16 Mike Ochpin Italian Miner 51 M Pancoast "" Ankle fractured by fall of roof at face of chamber.
Dec-30 Thomas Soulsby English Miner 67 M Von Storch "" Leg and arm fractured by fall of roof on gangway road while blasting down roof.
This information was donated by Rosanne Gemzik
This information was typed by Bob

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