7TH District Fatal Mine Accidents -- Luzerne County

Date Name Nationality Occupation Age Married Single # Widows # Orphans Name of Colliery Nature & Cause of Accident in Brief
14-Jan Hugh Jones American Footman 24 S     Maxwell No.20 Fatally injured by falling under a trip of loaded cars on slope. Died the next day.
16-Jan Frank Osborne American Chute-boss 35 M 1 1 Maxwell No. 20 Fatally injured by being caught between belt and pulley in breaker. Outside.
4-Feb William Mockeum Polish Miner 49 M 1 4 Prospect Instantly killed by premature blast at face of chamber.
10-Feb Michael Gardiuff Irish Miner 49 M 1 5 Hollenback No. 2 Fatally injured by premature blast at face of chamber. Died the same day.
24-Feb John Griffiths Welsh Miner 53 M 1 1 Hillman Instantly killed by fall of top rock at face of heading while barring down loose coal after a blast.
6-Mar John Straka Slavonian Miner 42 M 1 4 Prospect Fatally injured by being struck on forehead by a piece fo coal from a delayed blast on gangway road. Died March 25.
27-Mar Frank Carcut Polish Laborer 23 M 1   Sugar Notch No. 9 Fatally burned by explosion of gas at face of chamber.
16-May Martin Palonis Lithuanian Miner 50 M 1   Sugar Notch No. 9 Instantly killed by fall of top coal at face of chamber.
19-May Jacob Tomchick Austrian Laborer 30 S     Dorrance Instantly killed by fall of middle rock at face of slope.
2-Jun Daniel Griffiths American Bratticeman 33 M 1 1 South Wilkes-Barre No. 5 Instantly killed by fall of top rock while walking on gangway road.
5-Jun Daniel Soloman Assyrian Loader 20 S     South Wilkes-Barre No. 5 Instantly killed by falling between two railroad cars. Outside.
5-Jun Michael Kervitski Polish Patcher 18 S     Maxwell No. 20 Fatally burned by gas at foot of chamber on gangway raod. Died June 9.
14-Jun James Gildea Irish Fire-boss 40 M 1 7 Maxwell No. 20 Suffocated in shelly coal while attempting to go through a small hole at face of heading to the next chamber.
17-Jun John Andrew Slavonian Laborer 52 M 1   Baltimore No. 5 Fatally injured by fall of top coal at face of gangway. Died on way to hospital.
12-Jul Ignatz Gimmutski Russian Laborer 29 M 1 1 Franklin Instantly killed by fall of top rock off rib at face of chamber.
17-Jul Frank Rengha Russian Miner 50 M 1   Prospect Instantly killed by fall of bony top coal at face of chamber.
19-Jul Michael Zamko Russian Laborer 26 S     Red Ash No. 2 Fatally injured by fall of top rock on gangway road while cleaning a cave. Died the same day.
4-Aug Adam Ziemba Polish Miner 39 M 1 3 Baltimore No. 5 Fatally injured by fall of top rock at face of counter gangway. Died the same day.
10-Aug John Zaumalski Polish Miner 46 M 1 4 Franklin Fatally injured by premature blast at face of chamber. Died August 13.
6-Sep Anthony Pronitis Lithuanian Miner 24 S     Maxwell No. 20 Instantly killed by being carried down the pitch with the coal when attery gae away at face of chamber. he was found at the lower battery a few hours later.
9-Sep Anthony Vitsotski Polish Laborer 26 S     Hollenbeck No. 2 Instantly killed by falling down shaft while getting off cage at surface landing.
13-Sep Stanley Zerncka John Kushovich Polish Polish Miner Laborer 26 24 S S     Maxwell No. 20 Fatally injured by an explosion of gas at face of chamber
14-Sep Peter Valencavage Lithuanian Miner 30 M 1 2 Franklin Fatally burned by black powder while making a charge at box on gangway road. Died September 23.
10-Oct Tallie Jones American Driver 35 S     Stanton No. 7 Fatally injured by being kicked on head by a mule on chamber road. Died October 13.
12-Oct Aleck Fach Russian Miner 27 M 1   Baltimore No. 5 Fatally injured by premature blast at face of chamber. Died same day.
  George Kudock Polish Laborer 21 S     South Wilkes-Barre No. 5 Instantly killed by fall of top coal at face of gangway.
17-Oct Phillip Obaldi Italian Miner 25 S     Prospect Fatally burned by powder at box in heading. Died October 25.
19-Oct Jon Seviski Polish Miner 48 M 1 3 Sugar Notch No. 9 Fatally injured by fall of top rock at face of chamber. Died the same day.
  George Kuslowskie Polish Laborer 27 S     Stanton No. 7 Instantly killed by a large piece of rock sliding down chamber and crushing him at battery.
8-Nov Charles Yuegelaitus Lithuanian Miner 40 M 1   Baltimore No. 5 Fatally injured by a piece of rock slidng off the gob and crushing his head. Died November 14.
9-Nov Anthony J. Caffery Irish Doorman 50 M 1 5 Maxwell No. 20 Fatally injured by being struck by a trip of ears on slope. Died the same day.
14-Nov Stanley Slokeskie John Cominski Polish Polish Miner Laborer 46 24 M M 1 1 3 1 Sugar Notch No. 9 Fatally injured by an explosion of gas at face of heading. Died November 21.
15-Nov James L. Simmons English Miner 48 S     South Wilkes-Barre No. 5 Instantly killed by an explosion of gas at slush battery near gangway road.
2-Dec John Oarmonovits Russian Laborer 41 M 1 3 Red Ash No. 2 Fatally injured by fall of top rock on gangway road while cleaning a cave.
4-Dec Gregorus Smolinski Russian Laborer 24 S     Franklin Instantly killed by fall of top rock in chamber while walking up after a blast.
29-Dec Mike Covoloskie Lithuanian Laborer 332 M 1 3 South Wilkes-Barre No. 5 Instantly killed by fall of top rock at face of chamber.
This information was donated by Rosanne Gemzik
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