8th District Luzerne County
Fatal Accidents for 8th District of Luzerne County

Date of Accident Name of Person Nationality Occupation Age Married or Single Number of Widows Number of Orphans Name of Colliery County Nature and Cause of Accident in Brief
Jan. 19 John Yacalavich Lithuanian Miner 42 M 1 4 Exeter, Luzerne Instantly killed by fall of roof in face of Chamber
Feb. 1 John Pender Italian Miner 31 M 1 2 Mt. Lockout Luzerne Fatally injured by being struck by a car in face of chamber
Feb. 8 Frank Naravich Horwat Laborer 48 M 1 East Boston, Luzerne Fatally injured by being squeezed between car and door post on gangway, Red Ash vein.
Feb. 8 Gwyllim Johns Welsh Driver 18 S Kingston No. 4 Luzerne Fatally injured by being caught between car and rib in face of chamber.
Feb. 15 Peter Lowolis Lithuanian Laborer 30 M 1 Pettebone Luzerne Instantly killed by fall of rock in dip gangway, Kidney vein.
Mar. 15 Edward Vardoskie Polish Laborer 28 S Kingston No. 4 Luzerne Instantly killed by fall of rock in fourth chamber from No. 6 slope. Cooper vein
Mar. 18 Carrol Carponavage Lithuanian Miner 30 M 1 2 Clear Spring Luzerne Instantly killed by falling down shaft in Pittston vein.
Mar. 27 Lorenzo Cul Italian Miner 34 M 1 6 Forty Fort Luzerne Fatally injured by premature blast in face of chamber.
Apr. 8 Stanley Garieaky Polish Laborer 25 M 1 1 Kingston No. 4 Luzerne Fatally injured by fall of rock on No. 1 slope, Lance vein.
Apr. 11 Peter Kowbelskie Polish Miner 40 M 1 4 East Boston, Luzerne Instantly killed by fall of top coal in face of chamber. Lance vein.
Apr. 19 Steve Vuckmeen Horwat Laborer 48 M 1 5 Black Diamond Luzerne Instatly killed by fall of rock in face of chamber. Red Ash vein.
Apr. 27 Patsy Sluvelile Italian Laborer 21 S Mt. Lookout Luzerne Instantly killed by fall of rock in face of chamber. Ross vein.
Apr. 27 Charley Povatis Lithuanian Laborer 45 M 1 2 Mt. Lookout Luzerne Instantly killed by being squeezed between cars at foot of Red Ash shaft.
Apr. 29 John Koval German Miner 52 M 1 1 Seneca Luzerne Fatally injured by fall of rock in chamber. Died May 4.
May 4 Felix Connolly American Brackman 21 S Seneca Luzerne Instantly killed by falling under loaded car at foot of shaft.
May 5 August Chesick Lithuanian Siltman 27 S Exeter, Luzerne Instantly killed by fall of rock while removing pipe on Red Ash silt line on gangway.
May 5 James Couskie Polish Miner 35 M 1 4 Stevens Luzerne Instantly killed by premature blast in face of chamber, Marcy vein.
May 5 Felix Voyta Russian Laborer 34 M 1 2 Kingston No. 4 Luzerne Instantly killed by fall of rock in face of Chamber, Ross vein.
May 9 George Gomnock Slavonian Laborer 26 M 1 Malthy Luzerne Instantly killed by fall of rock in face of chamber, Marcy vein.
May 9 George Ragi Slavonian Miner 54 M 1 1
May 11 John Lapinskie Polish Laborer 27 S .. Mt. Lookout Luzerne Fatally injured by fall of rock at face of chamber, Marcy vein.
May 13 Anthony Connoskie Polish Coupler 18 S Kingston No. 4 Luzerne Fatally injured by fall of rock on backswitch near foot of shaft.
May 15 Charles Bushgonios Lithuanian Miner 24 M 1 2 Clear Spring Luzerne Instantly killed by fall of rock on gangway.
June 10 Tony Scalambino Italian Miner 37 M 1 3 William A. Lackawanna Instantly killed by fall of rock at face of chamber.
Aug. 3 George Ralis Lithuanian Laborer 21 S Kingston No. 4 Luzerne Fatally injured by fall of top coal on gangway.
Sept. 8 Lewis Mardi Italian Miner 45 M 1 7 William A. Lackawanna Fatally injured by fall of coal at face while robbing piliar. Clark vein.
Sept. 14 Julius Sabatine Italian Driver 19 S William A. Lackawanna Fatally injured by falling under trip of cars on gangway. He was sliding one fool on the rail when he fell.
Sept. 18 Thomas Flanagan English Miner 53 M 1 2 Pettebone Luzerne Instatly killed by an explosion of blast at face of gangway. Ross vein.
Sept. 23 Alex Ripko Polish Miner 27 M 1 2 Mt. Lookout Luzerne Fatally injured by fall of rock on gangway. Died September 23.
Sept. 26 William Germara Polish Miner 55 M 1 3 Exeter, Luzerne Instantly killed by fall of rock at face while taking off a skip to make room for new No. 9 slope, Checker vein.
Sept. 29 Albert Harwosky Polish Laborer 28 S Kingston No. 4 Luzerne Instantly kikked by fall of rock while cleaning up a fall on gangway. Red Ash vein.
Sept. 29 Evan Johns Welsh Timerman 47 M 1 2 Kingston No. 4 Luzerne Instatly killed by cars on gangway. He was sitting on high side of road when the draw bar of first car broke and he was caught between cars and rib.
Oct. 26 Charles Musarskie Polish Laborer 23 S Mt. Lookout Luzerne Fatally injured by blast in face of chamber. He fired the blast in the absence of the miner.
Oct. 31 Anthony Stainsock Polish Miner 41 M 1 3 Mt. Lookout Luzerne Fatally injured by fall of rock at face of chamber. Bottom Ross Vein.
Nov. 7 Joseph Zupa Slavonian Driver 19 S Forty Fort Luzerne Instantly killed by falling under trip of cars on gangway. He was riding on the bumper, sliding his foot on the rail.
Nov. 8 Mike Ondish Slavonian Runner 25 S Harey E. Luzerne Fatally injured by an explosion of powder on gangway. Ondish died November 8, and Lynch November 21.
Nov. 8 Joseph Lynch Lithuanian Driver 19 S
Nov. 20 Steve Valapoolskie Lithuanian Laborer   S Seneca Luzerne Fatally injured by fall of rock at face while watching the reiner barring down the loose coal. Died December 13.
Nov. 25 Marin Skidowsky Polish Miner   M 1 3 William A. Lackawanna Fatally injured by fall of slate at face of pillar. Died same day.
Dec. 3 Joseph Kefflick Hungarian Brakeman   S Pettebone Luzerne Fatally injured by an explosion of gas at face of chamber. Died December 20.
Dec. 23 Phillip Reatz Italian Miner   S Seneca Luzerne Instantly killed by fall of slate at face of chamber.
Dec. 27 George Subroskie Slavonian Driver   S Malthy Luzerne Killed by falling under loaded car of water on slope.
This information was donated by Rosanne Gemzik
This information was typed by Barbee

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