Fatal Accident 5th District Luzerne County

Accident Date Name Nationality Occupation Age Married/Single # Widows #Orphans Name of Colliery County Nature & Cause of Accident in Brief
Jan-19 Joseph Antol Slavonian Miner 53 M 1 1 Taylor Lackawanna Fatally injured by being struck by fall of "bell" roof 10 feet from face.
Feb-06 John Shield American Brake-man 21 S Pyne Lackawanna Right leg fractured and left leg cut by by being run over by cars on gangway road.Sometime after accident gangrene set in and he died February 6
Feb-07 Charles Brady Polish Miner 32 M 1 2 Spring Brook Lackawanna Back broken by fall of slate at face. Died February 21.
Feb-28 Steve Olosky Slavonian Laborer 17 S Halstead Luzerne Killed by trip of cars while wandering along gangway road.
Mar-16 John Waskel Polish Laborer 25 S Langcliffe Luzerne Killed by falling down shaft. While ascending shaft on cage, he became dizzy and fell off the cage
Mar-20 Alec Banosky Polish Miner 27 M 1 Old Forge Lackawanna Killed by fall of roof at face of pillar.
Apr-01 Joe Friedman Hebrew Laborer 42 M 1 6 Jermyn Nos.1, 2, 3 Lackawanna Killed by a conveyor line falling on him under under breaker. Outside
Apr-03 William Goponski Polish Miner 29 S Consolidated Luzerne Killed by fall of roof at face of pillar.
Apr-17 Fred Owens American Miner 27 M 1 1 Jermyn Nos.1, 2, 3 Lackawanna Killed by fall of roof at face.
May-03 Thomas Walsh American Miner 38 M 1 2 Central Luzerne Killed by fall of roof at face of chamber.
  Charles Notari Italian Laborer 23 S "" "" Killed by fall of roof at face of chamber.
May-10 Rose Scavie Italian Miner 41 M 1 4 Old Forge Lackawanna Killed by fall of roof at end of pillar.
May-12 Anthony Orloczeniski Lithuanian Miner 26 M 1 Halstead Luzerne Killed by blast. He placed gas squib in hole lighted it and retired to crosscut. After waiting about fifteen minutes he returned and as he reached the face the blast exploded.
May-26 Adam Shamonic Lithuanian Miner 38 M 1 Jermyn Nos. 1,2, 3 Lackawanna Killed by fall of roof at face of pillar.
  Alec Jacobovitch Lithuanian Laborer 30 S Jermyn Nos. 1,2, 4 "" Killed by fall of roof at face of pillar.
May-29 Edward Prieste English Miner 43 M 1 4 "" "" Killed by fall of roof at face, while robbing pillars
Jun-22 James Solorao Italian Miner 50 M 1 4 "" "" Fatally injured by being thrown on top beam of car. He placed a mining rail from rib to top of car to be used as a scaffold while drilling hole in top coal at face of chamber. The rail slipped and threw him on top beam of car.
Jul-19 John Guskuskie Polish Miner 44 M 1 8 Central Luzerne Killed by fall of roof at face while robbing pillars.
Jul-25 Thomas Johns Welsh Laborer 98? S Taylor Lackawanna Killed by fall of roof 18 feet from face of chamber.
Aug-01 Nicholas Credell Italian Miner 28 M 1 Jermyn Nos. 1, 2, 3 Lackawanna Killed by fall of top coal at end of pillar while robbing same.
Oct-17 William T. Williams Welsh Miner 48 M 1 Sibley Lackawanna Fatally burned about head, shoulders, breast, hands and arms, while charging a hole. Cartridge stuck in hole and he rammed powder back with scraper causing explosion.
Oct-24 Waddick Keyslutsky Russian Miner 46 M 1 6 Jermyn Nos. 1,2, 3 Lackawanna Killed by fall of roof at face.
  David Perry American Miner 28 S Taylor Lackawanna Killed by being squeezed between car and rib on rock road
Oct-27 Thomas Griffin Irish Miner 27 M 1 1 Sibley Lackawanna Killed by fall of roof at face while restanding a prop
Dec-01 Thomas Hession Irish Miner 58 M 1 Taylor Lackawanna Killed by fall of roof at face of chamber.
This information was donated by Rosanne Gemzik
This information was typed by Bob

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