4th 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-04 John Varraito Polish Miner 42 M Sloan Lackawanna Injured by flying coal from blast at face of chamber.
Jan-09 Leo Zailow Italian Slatepicker 14 S Dodge "" Leg broken by sliding in shute in breaker. Outside.
Jan-13 Charles Johnson American Doorboy 17 S Capouse "" Injured by jumping on mine cars on main road.
Jan-17 Thomas Durkin Irish Miner 38 M Hampton "" Slightly injured while replacing derailed car at face.
Jan-21 Ignatz Luboski Polish Laborer 40 S Sloan "" Injured by fall of roof at face of chamber.
Feb-02 Frank McDonniel Irish Miner 57 M Bellevue "" Leg fractured by fall of roof at face after a blast had been fired.
Feb-08 Thomas Langan Irish Asst Foreman 53 M Oxford "" Injured by being struck by haulage rope at foot of inside slope.
Feb-15 John Rubeoski Polish Miner 35 M Greenwood "" Head and body injured by blast at face.
Feb-20 Mike Sotok Slavonian Footman 22 M Archbald "" Leg fractured by cars at foot of shaft.
Feb-21 Patrick Healy American Laborer 16 S Greenwood "" Seriously injured in breaker machinery. Outside.
Mar-03 Joe Visendki Polish Miner 37 M Hampton "" Knee injured by cars on gangway road.
Apr-18 Mike Yencavitch Hungarian Laborer 21 S Archbald "" Foot crushed by fall of rock at face of chamber.
Apr-19 John Keeley American Company Man 41 S Capouse "" Slightly injured by cars on gangway road.
Apr-20 Andrew Yownich Polish Miner 30 M Oxford "" Leg fractured by fall of rock at face of chamber.
May-12 John Ornutt Polish Laborer 26 M Sloan "" Injured by fall of roof at face of chamber.
May-18 Stephen Bieryta Polish Miner 23 M Greenwood "" Injured by blast while charging a hole at face of chamber.
  Julian Rufalo Polish Laborer 22 S Greenwood   Injured by blast while charging a hole at face of chamber.
May-24 Sylvester Sokoskie Polish Laborer 24 S Hyde Park "" Legs and skull fractured by fall of roof at face of chamber.
  Victor Moreski Polish Laborer 25 M Continental "" Ribs fractured by derailed car on gangway.
May-25 Joseph King American Laborer 21 S Greenwood "" Hands and face burned by explosion of powder at a point near crop.
May-27 Eugene Ingalls American Brakeman 21 M Archbald "" Leg fractured by cars on gangway road.
Jun-01 Frank Gallagher American Runner 18 S Greenwood "" Two fingers crushed by cars.
Jun-08 Adolph Tech Lithuanian Miner 32 M Hyde Park "" Injured by fall of roof at face of chamber.
Jun-17 Frank Mojeski Polish Laborer 26 S Dodge "" Leg fractured by car at face of chamber.
Jun-20 Joseph Stancavidge Polish Miner 40 M Capouse "" Injured by falling while retreating from a blast at face of chamber.
Jun-27 William Kanochka Polish Miner 28 M Sloan "" Slightly injured by blast at face of chamber.
Jul-10 Ralph Singer American Driver 17 S Hyde Park "" Kicked in abdomen by mule at face of gangway.
Jul-15 Benjamin Sanders American Driver 18 S Hyde Park "" Leg broken by falling under a car on gangway road.
Jul-18 John Kubeski American Slatepicker 14 S Greenwood "" Instep of left foot burned by coming in contact with machinery in breaker. Outside
Jul-24 Lewis Novick Polish Laborer 31 S Capouse "" Left arm broken by fall of roof at face.
Jul-31 John Kakurka Polish Laborer 28 S Sloan "" Arm and face slightly burned by gas at face.
  Charles Sportoski Polish Laborer 23 S Conteniental "" Foot injured by fall of roof while sitting in chamber.
Aug-05 Stanley David Polish Driver 20 S Hampton "" Finger crushed between car bumpers on gangway road.
Aug-08 Edward Smith English Machinist 41 M Conteniental "" Leg fractured while starting engine that had stopped on center. Outside.
  Frank Constant Polish Miner 24 M Bellevue "" Leg fractured while running car into his chamber.
Oct-26 Harry Williams Welsh Motor Helper 24 M Bellevue "" Right side cars bruised by cars on main road.
Oct-27 John Kilvosa Polish Laborer 35 M Dodge "" Arm broken by fall of roof at face.
Nov-14 Patrick Haggerty Irish Laborer 38 M Capouse "" Left hip bone fractured by being squeezed between mine car and breaker beam. Outside.
Nov-17 Charles Mocarkos Lithuanian Laborer 23 S Capouse "" Four ribs broken fy fall of roof at face.
Nov-18 John Shoustky Lithuanian Driver 19 S Capouse "" Hip and back bruised while riding on car bumper on main road.
Nov-27 Joseph Gouldaa Polish Laborer 17 S Oxford "" Face and hands burned by gas at face.
Nov-29 Richard Brown English Miner 50 M Bellevue "" Femur and tibia fractured by premature blast at face.
  Adiemo Bucarie Italian Slatepicker 15 S National "" Face injured by falling from chute in breaker. Outside.
  Michael Hogan Irish Miner 30 M Sloan "" Burned by powder at face.
  Eddie Sabiski Polish Laborer 25 S Sloan "" Burned by powder at face.
Dec-06 Howard Hopkins American Driver 18 S Capouse "" Instep injured by being caught by a derailed car on gangway road.
Dec-08 Llewellyn Davis Welsh Miner 36 M Continental "" Back, heaad and leg injured by fall of roof at face.
Dec-11 John Coggins American Driver 18 S Dodge "" Two ribs broken while riding on bumper of cars on main road.
Dec-14 Mike Curry Irish Miner 50 S Oxford "" Nose, lef and arm injured by premature blast at face.
Dec-15 Peter Pattola Italian Miner 48 M Sloan "" Face and hands burned by powder at face.
  Jolling Labosky Polish Laborer 35 S Sloan "" Face and hands burned by powder at face.
Dec-20 Roman Simonsky Polish Miner 23 S Sloan "" Right arm lacerated by fall of roof at face.
Dec-21 Alex Shiffsick Polish Miner 42 M Holden "" Face and arm cut by flying coal from blast in crosscut near face.
Dec-26 William Duffy American Blacksmith Hlpr. 33 M Bellevue "" Scalp wounded and back sprained on cage near sheave wheel. Outside.
Dec-27 Patrick Mulderig Irish Miner 52 M Archbald "" General contusions. Fall of roof at face.
  Paul Duda Polish Laborer 23 S Archbald   General contusions. Fall of roof at face.
Dec-30 John M. Jones American Driver 18 S Hyde Park "" Body badly lacerated by being struck at foot of shaft by piece of "fan", which broke and fell from tower of breaker.
  Memlo Parotti Italian Miner 24 M National "" Right leg fractured by mine car 25 feet from face.
This information was donated by Rosanne Gemzik
This information was typed by Bob

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