4th District Fatal Mine Accident -- Lackawanna County

Accident Date Name Nationality Occupation Age Married/Single # Widows #Orphans Name of Colliery County Nature & Cause of Accident in Brief
Jan-17 Gwilym Evans American Driver 19 S Capouse Lackawanna Instantly killed between car and rib 100 feet from face ofchamber.
Mar-03 John McDonough American Footman 23 S Continental "" Finger slightly injured by cars at foot of shaft. Died from Lock-Jaw March 13.
Mar-15 John Arkfirst Polish Laborer 38 M 1 4 Continental "" Instantly killed by fall of roof of chamber.
Mar-27 Ingnatz Demski Lithuanian Laborer 47 M 1 Capouse "" Leg fractured by blast fired in a crosscut near face of chamber. Died April 1.
Apr-03 Norman Mangzi Italian Miner 35 M 1 Sloan "" Killed by blast at face of chamber. He failed to heed the warning given.
Apr-07 Michael Folan American Driver 16 S Greenwood "" Killed by cars 135 feet from face of chamber. He probably got in the dark.
Apr-22 Frank Mashieski Polish Miner 49 M 1 2 Dodge "" Instantly killed by fall of rock in face of chamber.
Apr-24 Adam Kenner German Miner 50 M 1 6 Archbald "" Instantly killed by fall of rock at face of pillar.
Apr-26 William Smith Lithuanian Miner 29 M 1 1 Capouse "" Instantly killed by fall of roof at face of pillar.
Apr-27 Peter Lipka Polish Miner 32 M 1 2 Hyde Park "" Instantly killed by fall of roof at face of chamber.
May-01 Thomas Jenkins Welsh Miner 40 M 1 2 Archbald "" Instantly killed by blast at the face.
May-29 Stanley Valpiski Polish Miner 38 M 1 3 Continental "" Killed by falling collar near face of gangway.
Jun-01 Mike Vinoski Slavonian Driver 21 S     Holden "" Fatally injured by falling from the front bumper of a moving car 150 feet from face of chamber. Died a few hours later.
Jun-03 Peter Alco Polish Laborer 34 M 1 2 Bellevue "" Fatally injured by fall of roof in face of chamber. He died a few hours later.
Jun-10 John Estok Slavonian Miner 30 S Holden "" Fatally injured by a blast in face of chamber. He died a few hours later.
Jun-21 Joseph Vladsorick Polish Miner 34 S Archbald "" Instantly killed by fall of roof at face of chamber.
  Joseph Shaught Polish Laborer 48 M 1 Archbald "" Instantly killed by fall of roof at face of chamber.
Jul-18 James J. Walsh American Footman 30 S Greenwood "" Instantly killed by being caught between cage and roof.
Aug-12 Erego Monarchi Italian Laborer 23 S National "" Instantly killed by premature blast at face of chamber.
Aug-21 Frank Proetti Italian Miner 25 S Oxford "" Instantly killed by fall of roof in crosscut near face.
Aug-26 David Davis Welsh Bratticeman 51 M 1 Bellevue "" Instantly killed by fall of roof 25 feet from air-shaft.
Sep-18 Michael Quinn Irish Company Man 44 M 1 5 Minooka "" Instantly killed by fall of roof at face of pillar.
Nov-18 Anthoney Gavek Polish Miner 52 M 1 4 Continental "" Fatally injured by premature blast at face of chamber.
Nov-22 John Krotski Lithuanian Miner 25 M 1 2 Capouse "" Instantly killed by fall of roof at face of chamber.
Dec-03 Leo Yepshim Polish Miner 42 M 1 4 Oxford "" Instantly killed by fall of roof at face of chamber.
Dec-20 Ignatz Koshinski Polish Laborer 30 M 1 Sloan "" Fatally injured by fall of roof in face of chamber. He died in hospital a few hours later.
Dec-23 Hugh Oliver Welsh Miner 33 M 1 2 Greenwood "" Fatally injured by flying coal from a blast. Died in the hospital a few hours later.
This information was donated by Rosanne Gemzik
This information was typed by Bob

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