Fatal Mine Accidents- 9th District Luzerne County

Accident Date Name Nationality Occupation Age Married/Single # Widows #Orphans Name of Colliery County Nature & Cause of Accident in Brief
Jan-06 Dennis McKee American Slatepicker 15 S Chauncey Luzerne Smothered by being drawn thru coal pocket. Outside.
Jan-09 Anthony Shetski Lithuanian Miner 43 M 1 2 Parrish "" Killed by being struck by trip of loaded cars on gangway
Feb-07 Patrick Claherty American Shaftman 36 W 1 Inman No. 21 (sinking shaft) "" Killed by falling down shaft.
Feb-10 Joseph Gura Slavonian Driver 18 S Kingston #2 "" Killed by being squeezed between car and prop on gangway
Mar-07 Anthony Gudseck Polish Laborer 27 S Knottingham "" Killed by fall of top coal face.
Mar-16 Nuter Goodrich Polish Laborer 28 M 1 2 Kingston #2 "" Fatally injured by being struck by loaded trip of cars on gangway
Mar-21 Albert Crawford English Driver 18 S Lance # 11 "" Killed by being struck by loaded trip on #5 Ross vein slope
Mar-24 Alexander Chisereski Polish Laborer 19 S Plymouth #2 "" Fatally burned by explosion of powder in chamber. Died Apr 10 1911
Mar-27 Andrew Stefanican Slavonian Miner 44 M 1 3 Plymouth #3 "" Killed by fall of rock at face. He tried to bar the rock down but failed.
Mar-29 William Coronski Lithuanian Miner 35 M 1 4 Wondward "" Fatally burned by explosion of powder in drill hole at face. Died Apr 5 1911
Apr-08 Thomas Hooligan American Miner 36 M 1 2 Gaylord "" Killed by fall of top coal at face.
Apr-12 Andrew Calinesky Polish Laborer 31 M 1 5 Loomis (sinking Shaft) "" Fatally injured by falling down shaft. Died April 13.
May-01 John Lecky Lithuanian Miner 45 M 1 2 Nottingham "" Fatally burned by explosion of gas in face of adjoining Chamber. Died May 21 1911
May-09 Michael Lukshick Polish Miner 46 M 1 2 Woodward "" Killed by premature blast at face due to cutting squib.
  John Russluski Slavonian Miner 29 M 1 4      
  William Angelovicz "" Laborer 29 M 1 2     Suffocated by gases from underground fire. See
May-10 George Fender American Driver 19 S Plymouth #5 "" article in Preliminary Part of Report on Boston
  John Malast "" Doorboy 17 S     Mine fire.
  Jacob Kovilla Slavonian Miner 42 S      
May-11 Harry Rabock Russian Fan engineer 50 M 1 5 Woodward "" Killed by belt splicewhile oiling pully journal. Outside.
May-20 August Broszeitt German Carpenter 54 S Plymouth #3 "" Fatally injured by fallin from roof of washery to ground. Died Same Day. Outside.
May-22 Anthony Roginski Lithuanian Miner 53 M 1 1 Lance # 11 "" Fatally injured by being struck by flying coal from premature blast at face due to shortening squib. Died same day. Outside.
Jun-07 Dennis Noonan American Footman 33 M 1 3 Gaylord "" Killed on gangway by being caught by runaway car from slope.
Jun-26 Walter Gilsheski Polish Laborer 24 S Loomis "" Killed by fall of top coal on gangway while watching his miner drilling hole.
Jul-10 Andrew Obletila Russian Laborer 18 S Gaylord "" Fatally injured by falling off a pile of lumber. Outside.
Jul-17 Anthony Buskum Lithuanian Miner 32 M 1 .. Plymouth #2 "" Fatally injured by being struck by flying coal from blast. He returned too quickly to airway. Died same day.
Jul-21 Ralph Grey American Laborer 18 S Gaylord "" Fatally injured by fall from breaker annex to ground. Died Aug 1 1911 Outside.
Jul-25 Jerimiah Boney American Laborer 47 M 1 1 Plymouth #2 "" Killed by runaway rock car, which he had blocked with 1 inch boards on a pitch of 10 degrees in a rock hole chamber.
Jul-26 Alexander Steffanovitz Polish Laborer 21 S Loomis "" Fatally injured by falling down shaft of 60 feet, Died Aug 2 1911
Sep-15 Joseph Leonard Polish Miner 25 M 1 2 Kingston #2 "" Killed by fall of rock while barring out coal at face.
  Frank Bryant German Miner 57 M 1 1 Lance #11 "" Killed by being struck by flying coal from blast. He thought the squib had missed fired and returned to the face
Sep-23 William Brown American Miner 25 S Plymouth #2 "" Killed by being struck by coal from premature blast at face.
Sep-27 John Datia Slavonian Laborer 35 M 1 2 Plymouth #5 "" Fatally injured by being squeezed between shute projection and car on gangway. He jumped on empty trip. He died on Sept. 25 1911 <----?
Oct-09 Joseph Yonko Polish Laborer 55 M 1 6 Parrish "" Fatally injured by fall of top coal while barring out coal at face.
  William Stracetutes Lithuanian Miner 57 M 1 2 ""   Killed by fall of top coal.
Oct-14 August Keene German Laborer 28 S Plymouth #2 "" Fatally injured by fall of rock while loading coal at face.
Oct-17 Thomas Markovicz Lithuanian Miner 51 M 1 1 Lance #11 "" Killed by fall of coal while working at face.
Oct-19 Joseph Smith American Miner 42 M 1 3 Plymouth #3 "" Killed by fall of rock at face. He entered the face immediately after firing a blast.
Nov-09 Anthony Wilkes Polish Footman 21 S Chaunecy "" Fatally injured by being squeezed between loaded cars. Outside.
Nov-11 Joseph Konoski Polish Miner 24 S Plymouth #2 "" Killed by fall of top coal at face of gangway. He did not examine roof after firing blast.
Nov-21 Albert Downs English Shaftman 42 M 1 Lance #11 "" Killed by falling down shaft. He attempted to get on carriage after signal had been given.
Dec-05 Harry Poslock German Driver 19 S Buttonwood "" Fatally injured by being struck by runaway car on gangway. Died same day.
Dec-22 Edward Colligan American Driver 19 S Nottingham "" Fatally injured by being struck by runaway loaded car on gangway. Died same Day.
This information was donated by Rosanne Gemzik
This information was typed by Bob

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