Non-Fatal Accidents for 5th District of Luzerne & Lackawanna County

Accident Date Name Nationality Occupation Age Married/Single Name of Colliery County Nature & Cause of Accident in Brief
Jan-20 John Dusho Polish Miner 30 M Jerymn Nos. 1, 2, 3 Lackawanna Shoulder dislocated by fall of coal at face.
Feb-07 William Green American Laborer 30 S Langcliffe Luzerne Leg broken by leg getting caught between timber and railroad tracks. Outside
Feb-11 Robert Seamans English Miner 65 M Old Forge Lackawanna Two ribs broken by fall of roof at face.
Feb-27 Robert Gillespie American Fireman 34 M Old Forge Lackawanna Ulna fractured and arm lacerated by putting arm between disk and bed plate before engine came to a complete stop. Outside.
Mar-05 Joseph Pieons Italian Rock Dumper 42 S Consolidated Luzerne Two ribs broken and back and legs scratched. He was thrown off a muke's back, his foot caught intraces and he was dragged. Outside
Mar-23 Frank Morandi Itilian Machine helper 15 S Jermyn Nos. 1, 2, 3 Lackawanna Right arm torn off. While working on drill press in machine shop his clothing was caught. Outside
  Notzi Kochinsky Polish Miner 29 M Jermyn Nos. 1, 2, 3 Lackawanna Leg broken and hand crushed by fall of roof at face.
Mar-24 Stanley Melisky Polish Driver 15 S Sibley Lackawanna Foot crushed by being caught between bumpers of two cars. Outside.
Apr-18 David Parry American Laborer 27 S Taylor Lackawanna Hip injured and head cut by fall of roof at face.
Apr-21 Leo Breymier American Runner 18 M Halstead Luzerne Collar bone broken. He was running car out of chamber and missed th sprag. He ran after car, fell and struck his shoulder against pump.
May-10 Andrew Techanovitch Lithuanian Laborer 30 M Pyne Lackawanna Head and neck lacerated and ribs broken by fall of roof at face.
May-20 Sam Beesic Austrian Laborer 24 S Old Forge Lackawanna compound fracture of both legs by fall of top coal at face
May-29 William Edwards American Driver 20 S Consolidated Luzerne Skull fractured. Kicked by muel on gangway road.
Jun-07 John Price Welsh Foor-tender 43 S Consolidated Luzerne Injured by being caught between empty and loaded cars on branch at foot of slope.
Jun-19 Andrew Povlukounes Lithuanian Miner 47 M Halstead Luzerne Back and side injured by premature blast at face.
Jun-24 Peter Sweagan Polish Miner 43 M Sibley Lackawanna Eyes injured by premature blast at face.
  Michael Zupko Polish Laborer 23 S "" "" Skull slightly fractured.
Aug-04 Miko Keshpin Russian Loader 27 S Pyne Lackawanna Contusiono of right hip and thigh, by being caught between car and steps leading to loaders platform under breaker. Outside.
Aug-19 Stanley Yopchunko Polish Laborer 22 M Langcliffe Luzerne Left leg fractured by fall of roof at face.
  William Owens Welsh Miner 47 M "" "" Compound fracture of left leg and arm, also contusions on side and scalp wounds by fall of roof at face.
Aug-22 Thomas Whylam English Miner 47 M Sibley Lackawanna Body cut, bruised and burned by premature blast at face of chamber.
  Evan Davis Welsh Laborer 20 S "" "" Body cut, bruised and burned by premature blast at face of chamber.
Aug-24 John Supinski Polish Miner 22 M Old Forge Lackawanna Left leg fractured, right ankle dislocated, and contusions on right hand and left leg by fall of roof at face.
Sep-05 Regnaldo Matteolo Italian Miner 42 M Sibley Lackawanna Compound fracture of arm and sclap cut by fall of roof at face.
  Bolonga Constantine Italian Laborer 28 S Sibley Lackawanna Scalp slightly wounded by fall of roof at face of chamber.
Sep-28 David B. Davis Welsh Company Man 39 M Pyne Lackawanna Hip broken by being caught between car and roof while riding on front end of car on gangway.
Oct-18 Edward Collins American Coal Inspector 45 M Taylor Lackawanna Left arm broken and body squeezed by being struck by car while riding from breaker to office. Outside.
Oct-19 Dominick Bruno Itialian Miner 26 M Sibley Lackawanna Head cut and bruised by a delayed blast at face of chamber.
Oct-31 John Bedock Polish Bankman 42 S Consolidated Luzerne Face, arms and legs burned by an explosion caused by water coming in contact with burning culm. Outside.
  Alex Summondosky Italian Bankman 36 S "" "" Face, legs and lower part of body burned by above explosion.
Nov-05 John Reap American Miner 42 S Consolidated Luzerne Left leg broken by fall of roof at face of pillar while robbing it.
Nov-22 Joe Reese Welsh Helper 29 M Taylor Lackawanna Compound fracture of right leg by fall of roof at face.
Nov-29 John Flynn Irish Miner 45 M "" "" Back badly injured by fall of roof at face of chamber.
Dec-04 Mike Fenik Slavonian Loader 25 S Pyne Lackawanna Head injured and compound fracture of right arm by being knocked off a car. Outside.
  Peter Brobosky Polish Miner 40 M Sibley Lackawanna Legs broken by fall of roof at chamber.
Dec-07 William Kisselisky Russian Prop-cutter 41 M "" "" Arm broken by being struck by mine car that slipped off guide. The mine car was being unloaded from big car. Outside
This information was donated by Rosanne Gemzik
This information was typed by Bob

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 Mary Ann Lubinsky
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