Mine disasters

In my scrap books I have been loaned- there is a recap of mine disasters in Luzerne Co that I thought might be helpful to folks.

In Jan 1959-the Susquehanna River flooded the Knox Coal Co.Port Griffin, entombing 12 men. In covring the story, the paper recaped mine disasters in Luzerne co.,

Avondale Colliery, Plymouth, 6 Sept,1869 -108 men died

Jersey #1 mine Ashley- 15 May,1890 - 26 died

Twin Shaft Mine- Pittston, 28 June, 1869 - 58 died

Diamond Mine, Scranton, 31 March,1858 - 13 died

No 1 Drift, Carbondale, 12 June,1846- 15 died

Mt. Pleasant Mine, 6 July,1862 - 9 died, 3 hurt

Exeter Shaft West Pittston, 27 May, 1871- 20 killed

Eagle Shaft, West Pittston - 14 August, 1871 17 died

Fairlawn Colliert,30 Aug.,1886 - 6 killed, 1 hurt

Marvine Shaft, 13 Sept.,1886 6 died

Eddy Shaft-Olyphant, 22 Aug. 1889 - 4 killed---second accident, 28 April,1896- 4 Killed

Twin Shaft, Pittston, June 28, 1896- 58 men killed- bodies never recoverd

Jermyn #1. Old Forge, 28 Sept. 1897- 5 died

Von Storch Sloap, 30 Oct. 1897 6 died

Mount Pleasant Shaft, 26 Feb. 1900 4 died

Holden Mine, Taylor, 2 March 1907- 7 died

Johnson #1. Priceburg, 18 June, 1907 7 died

No. 14 Pittston, 2 March, 1909 8 died

Marvine Mine, 12 Sept., 1911 5 died

Baltimore Tunnel- Wilkes- Barre, June, 1919 92 died

Borough of Troop, Lackawanna, 7 April,1911 73 died

Knox Mine at Schooley Sahft Exeter, then subleased to Panzitta coal Co., April 10,1947- 9 died, 9 injured.

This information was submitted by Rose Vosler.

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