6th District Non Fatal Mine Accidents -- Luzerne County

Accident Date Name Nationality Occupation Age Married/Single Name of Colliery County Nature & Cause of Accident in Brief
Jan-10 AnthonyGowley Russian Miner 31 S Ewen Luzerne Face & hands burned by explosion of gas at face of chamber.
Jan-17 George Chichurie Russian Laborer 25 S Deleware Luzerne Leg broken by car while dumping car of rock. Outside.
  George Raskie German Driver 17 S No. 14 Luzerne Collar bone broken by being caught between car and door post on gangway.
Jan-25 Victor Gudavitch Lithuanian Laborer 22 S No. 9 Luzerne Burned and injured by explosion of keg of powder while riding
  Michael Jicks Italian Laborer 23 S No. 9   in an empty trip of cars hauled by an electric motor on gang-
  William Sloviskie Polish Laborer 40 M No. 9   way road. The powder was ignited in some unknown manner.
  Catal Mersetal Italian Laborer 24 S No. 9   Three persons were killed by this explosion.
  Thomas Oliver American Driver 16 S Laflin Luzerne Leg bruised by falling oil car bumper on which he was riding on gangway.
Feb-16 Michael Garahan Irish Miner 43 M No. 14 Luzerne Leg broken by rock sliding down on him while barring it down at face of breast.
Feb-18 Henry McHale American Headman 17 S Barnum Luzerne Leg broken by mine car while running it off cage at foot of shaft. Outside.
Feb-20 Arch Hines American Machinist 34 M No. 9 Luzerne Badly bruised by falling off a ladder while oioling machinery. Outside.
Mar-10 John Mushock American Driver 16 S Pine Ridge Luzerne Arm broken by being kicked by a muel on gangway road.
Mar-27 William Raymond American Driver 17 S Deleware Luzerne Arm broken by falling on it while running to sprag a car on gangway road.
Apr-03 Toney Copitz Italian Laborer 27 S No. 9 Luzerne Hips and back bruised by fall of rock at face of breast.
Apr-04 Paul Paluka Polish Laborer 29 M Pine Ridge Luzerne Face and hands slightly burned by gas at face of breast.
  Joseph Rava Polish Laborer 50 M No. 9 Luzerne Pelvis Fractured by top coal falling off pillar on him close to face.
  Nicholas Goushuey Russian Miner 28 M Pine Ridge Luzerne Head and body cut and bruised by flying coal from premature blast on breast road.
Apr-06 Joseph S. Burns English Miner 65 M No. 9 Luzerne Four toes cut off by cage at foot of shaft.
Apr-19 J. F. Decker American Carpenter 40 M Deleware Luzerne Shoulder dislocated by falling in pocket on breaker. Outside.
May-01 Tony Schilling Italian Trackman 29 M Butler Luzerne Collar bone broken and scalp severely wounded. He attempted to move an electric motor and it ran away with him, jumped the track, and ran into pillar on gangway.
May-03 John Padock Russian Runner 28 S Lafflin Luzerne Leg broken by runaway car on slope caused by broken rope.
May-06 Henry Brown American Laborer 30 S Pine Ridge Luzerne Sholder broken by falling against car while running away from blast on gangway road.
May-08 Morgan Watkins Welsh Driver 30 M Mineral Springs Luzerne Leg broken by runaway car on plane caused by broken rope.
May-11 John W. Burke American Miner 50 M Pine Ridge Luzerne Head and leg bruised by drill falling on him ar face of breast.
  John Socho Slavonian Driver 18 S Pine Ridge Luzerne Sholder bone broken by falling off car on gangway road.
May-12 John Levish Polish Miner 29 M No. 9 Luzerne Leg fractured by flying coal from premature blast he was firing in breast.
May-13 Martin Kearney American Miner 31 M Butler Luzerne Leg broken by fall of coal at face of gangway.
May-31 Joseph Kosack Bohemian Runner 23 S Lafflin Luzerne Arm broken by being caught between car and roof on gangway road.
Jun-06 Michael Alaino Italian Slatepicker 14 S Ewen Luzerne Collar bone broken by falling off roof of breaker to the ground. Outside.
Jun-07 James A. Durkin American Driver 19 S Pine Ridge Luzerne Arm broken while spragging car on gangway.
Jun-08 Con Vistock Polish Runner 19 S No. 14 Luzerne Skull fractured by being struck by fall of rock on gangway.
Jun-17 Felix Jewback Austrian Miner 39 M No. 14 Luzerne Jaw broken by premature blast he was firing in breast.
Jun-28 Jacob Mushock Polish Miner 47 M Pine Ridge Luzerne Leg broken while placing mine car on track at foot of breast.
Jul-03 Joseph Viatcus Polish Laborer 40 S No. 14 Luzerne Leg broken by piece of rock from roof falling on him at face of breast.
Jul-19 Joseph Kosack Bohemian Runner 23 S Lafflin Luzerne Arm broken while unhooking cars from rope on plane.
Jul-20 Joseph Napora Polish Laborer 30 M Pine Ridge Luzerne Leg broken by rock falling off side of gangway 10 feet from face.
Jul-21 Benjamin Polkevich Polish Miner 28 M Lafflin Luzerne Kicked in stomach by muel he was driving on gangway road.
Jul-22 Andrew Barkowski Lithuanian Trackman 25 S Lafflin Luzerne Leg broken by cars which jumped the track while he was riding down slope.
Jul-24 Stephen Laikuskas Lithuanian Miner 50 M Swen Luzerne Back fractured by fall of rock in crosscut that he was driving at face of breast.
Jul-25 James Dixon American Miner 32 M Pine Ridge Luzerne Burned by an explosion of gas at working face in Red Ash vein.
  Joseph Watsmonsky Polish Laborer 25 S Pine Ridge Luzerne Burned by an explosion of gas at working face in Red Ash vein.
  John Slusar Polish Laborer 27 S Pine Ridge Luzerne Burned by an explosion of gas at working face in Red Ash vein.
Aug-04 Anthony Fisher Polish Miner 45 M Pine Ridge Luzerne Arm broken by falling while running away from blast on chamber road.
Aug-09 Jacob Litshman Polish Miner 35 M Pine Ridge Luzerne Skull fractured by flying coal from a blast he was firing in a breast.
Aug-11 Joseph Edre French Miner 45 M No. 9 Luzerne Collar bone broken while placeing car on track on gangway road.
Aug-16 Thomas Flynn Irish Miner 46 M No. 14 Luzerne Ankle broken by fall of top coal at face of breast.
Aug-17 Samuel Mandola Italian Miner 35 M No. 6 Luzerne Ankle broken by rock bell falling out of the roof on him at face of breast.
Aug-24 Michael Morris Polish Miner 40 M Deleware Luzerne Spine fractured by fall of rock at face of airway.
Aug-30 Edward McHugh American Runner 18 S No. 6 Luzerne Leg broken by car on gangway road. He was standing on bumper and fell off.
Sep-11 Jacob Doaryack Polish Miner 40 M Pine Ridge Luzerne Head and face cut by flying coal while firing a blast in breast. He thought the squib had missed and was returning to investigate.
Sep-16 Adam Halath Polish Laborer 30 M Pine Ridge Luzerne Arm broken by falling while walking down the manway on his way to work.
Sep-30 Stephen Undereekar Slavonian Laborer 21 S No. 9 Luzerne Leg broken by being struck by car on gangway road..
Oct-04 Angelo Bow Italian Miner 31 M Butler Luzerne Leg broken by premature blast he was going to fire in the gangway. His laborer was killed.
Oct-07 Peter Golish Slavonian Company Man 37 M Butler Luzerne Legs broken by fall of coal while robbing pillar.
Oct-10 James Moffett Irish Miner 51 M Barnum Luzerne Leg broken by fall of coal at face of breast.
Oct-18 Ignatz Sebastian Polish Miner 33 S No. 9 Luzerne Leg broken by fall of coal at face of breast.
Oct-23 George Deboskie Polish Miner 40 S Pine Ridge Luzerne Leg broken by fall of fire-clay roof at face of breast.
Oct-27 Jacob Strano Polish Laborer 35 M Lafflin Luzerne Back bruised by fall of middle rock in a crosscut he was driving.
Nov-06 Peter Lubera Polish Laborer 23 S Deleware Luzerne Leg broken by fall of top rock at face of breast.
Nov-10 Joseph Nardoskie Lithuanian Laborer 21 M No. 6 Luzerne Leg broken by fall of middle rock at face of breast.
Nov-11 John Push Russian Miner 36 M Lafflin Luzerne Back and breast bruised by being caught between car and mule that he was driving on gangway road.
Nov-21 Dominick Zaueckes Italian Miner 28 S No. 14 Luzerne Leg broken by fall of rock at face of breast.
Dec-01 Henry Schriver American Driver 18 S No. 6 Luzerne Leg broken by runaway car on plane.
Dec-02 Anthony Angelo Italian Laborer 27 M no. 9 Luzerne Collar bone broken by fall of soapstone at face of breast.
Dec-11 John Rueinitis Lithuanian Laborer 24 S No. 9 Luzerne Head severly cut and bruised by coal flying from a blast at face of breast.
Dec-12 Lawrence Martin Italian Miner 25 M Lafflin Luzerne Leg broken by flying coal from a blast he was firing on breast road.
Dec-15 John Chill Polish Miner 25 S Pine Ridge Luzerne Face and hands burned by gas in abandoned workings.
Dec-22 Joseph Briskl Polish Loader 39 M No. 9 Luzerne Arm broken by falling on top of boxcar at breaker. Outside.
Dec-27 Joseph Shotousky Lithuanian Laborer 27 S No. 6 Luzerne Leg broken by piece of roof rock falling on him at face of breast.
This information was donated by Rosanne Gemzik
This information was typed by Bob

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