LackawannaMines Accidents

Reports of the Inspectors of Mines of the Anthracite Coal Regions of Pennsylvania for the Year 1872

1872  Report of Fatal Accidents in the Eastern District of the Wyoming Coal Fields, Luzerne County, Lying East of and Including Jenkins Township

    1/6  JOHN MURRAY, 10, Tompkins colliery
  1/11  DAVID LEWIS, 32, married one child, Scranton slope & drifts
  1/16  JOSEPH NAREY, 10, G. L. mines - Blakely twp

    2/2  JOHN BRANNAN, 50, married one child, Stark shaft
    2/7  ANTHONY M'HALE, 28, married one child, Tripp's slope Scranton
    2/9  THOMAS DURKIN, 30, single, Central shaft Scranton
  2/13  MICHAEL KEIFE, 35, married 6 children, Grand tunnel Pittston
  2/15  REESE JAMES, 35, married 1 child, Pine shaft Lackawanna
  2/21  MICHAEL DYER, 40, married 7 children, Green Ridge colliery

    3/4  JAMES RODGERS, 40, married 2 children, Meadow Brook
    3/8  WILLIAM GILES, 21, married, Waddell's shaft Pittston
  3/12  JOHN YOUNG, 13, Roaring Brook shaft
  3/26  MICHAEL CARROLL, 35, married 5 children, Dodge shaft
  3/26  PATRICK FINNERTY, 22, single, Oak Hill colliery
  3/26  GEORGE MAHER, 12, Oak Hill colliery

    4/1  DWIGHT MORSE, 21, single, Coal Brook breaker
    4/1  JOHN CLARKE, 20, single, Coal Brook breaker
    4/1  WILLIAM PALMER, 14, Coal Brook breaker
    4/1  DAVID ROSSER, 32, married 4 children, Lackawanna mines
    4/5  EDWARD SULLIVAN, 35, married 3 children, Pine Brook shaft
    4/8  ANT'Y CAMPBELL, single, Pine Brook shaft
  4/26  THOMAS O'HORA, married 5 children, Pine Brook shaft
  4/26  W H WILLIAMS, 28, married 1 child, Hampton shaft

    5/1  MICHAEL MOONEY, 28, married, 3 children, No. 2 slope Jenkins Twp
    5/1  JOHN MOONEY, 25, single, No. 2 slope Jenkins Twp
    5/4  THOMAS KENNEDY, 45, married 5 children, No. 7 shaft Jenkins Twp
    5/8  MICHAEL DIVINE, 30, married 4 children, Central shaft
  5/20  CHAS. M'ANDREWS, 35, married 3 children, Capouse or Briggs shaft
  5/23  JAMES M'QUINN, 25, single, No. 8 shaft Pitston
  5/27  GEORGE MELLON, 34, married 5 children, Rough & Ready shaft
  5/31  TEDDY LANGAN, No. 8 shaft Pittston
  5/31  EDWARD BARRETT, 13, doorboy, Taylor mines Lackawanna

    6/7  HENRY WOODS, 53, married 9 children, Meadow Brook colliery
  6/22  MICHAEL M'HALE, married 6 children, Gipsey Grove colliery
  6/25  FRANK ROONEY, 24, single, Scranton slope & drifts
  6/25  D R PRITCHARD, 23, single, No. 1 Diamond shaft
  6/25  JAMES O'BOYLE, 15, single, Stafford colliery

    7/2  JOSEPH EDWARDS, 33, single, Ontario colliery
    7/3  JOHN MARTIN, 25, married 1 child, Oxford colliery
  7/19  MICHAEL FORD, 18, single, Stark colliery

    8/6  JOHN GILGALLON, 47, married 2 children, No. 1 slope Olyphant
  8/10  THOMAS LLOYD, 12 3/4, Von Storch colliery
  8/24  HOWEL EDWARDS, 21, single, Tompkins shaft
  8/29  HUGH HARMICK, 69, married 4 children, Grassy Island breaker

    9/6  THOMAS O'BOYLE, 27, married 1 child, No. 10 shaft Pittston
    9/9  MICHAEL ROACH, 45, married 4 children, No. 2 slope Diamond mines
  9/13  PATRICK M'CUE, 32, married 1 child, Mt. Pleasant colliery
  9/14  PATRICK REAP, 34, married 4 children, M.N.A. Coal Co.
  9/24  JAMES LYNOTT, 15, Columbia tunnel Pittston
  9/27  PETER GRAY, 30, married 2 children, Grand tunnel Pittston

  10/3  JOHN M'GLYNN, 16, No. 2 dip mines Olyphant
  10/9  PATRICK MALONEY, 45, married 2 children, Hyde Park shaft
10/16  THOMAS KEANE, 40, married 6 children, S.C. Co.'s slope & drift
10/16  OWEN KEANE, 31, single, S.C. Co.'s slope & drift
10/24  THOMAS MALLOT, 33, married 1 child, Dodge shaft Lackawanna Twp
10/24  JOHN SWIFT, 16, single, Ontario colliery
10/25  THOMAS DUNLAP, 32, married 3 children, Twin shaft Pittston
10/25  MARTIN GILBOY, 43, married 1 child, Dodge shaft

11/13  ROBERT GRAHAM, 29, married 2 children, Stark shaft
11/14  THOMAS CROSBY, 29, married 3 children, Hampton mines
11/16  THOMAS GIBBONS, 30, married 1 child, No. 10 shaft Pittston
11/16  MICHAEL POWERS, 43, married 5 children, No. 10 shaft Pittston

  12/6  OSCAR WILLIAMS, 27, single, Corey's breaker
12/12  THOS. HOSKINS, 40, married 3 children, Central shaft
12/13  PATRICK M'HALE, 28, married 1 child, Eaton & Cos. mines
12/17  THOS. QUEENEY, 35, single, Enterprise colliery
12/20  THOMAS HINES, 14, No. 10 shaft Pittston

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1872  Report of Non-Fatal Accidents in the Eastern District of the Wyoming Coal Fields, Luzerne County, Lying East of and Including Jenkins Township

  1/16  JOHN NASH, 37, married - 2 children, Scranton slope and drifts
  1/19  PATRICK GOLDER, 12, R. Brook shaft - Dunmore
  1/23  JAMES M'NASH, Leggitt's Creek shaft
  1/24  JAMES TIGHE, White Oak mines
  1/26  HUGH WILLIAMS, 42, Scranton slope and drifts
  1/26  MICHAEL MAHON, 24, single, Bellevue shaft
  1/31  PATRICK CALLAHAN, married, Leggitt's Creek shaft

    2/3  MICH. M'DONALD, Eaton & Co mines - Arch.
    2/3  DAVID JENKINS, Grassy Island shaft
    2/8  THOS. HIGGINS, No. 10 shaft Pittston
    2/9  JAMES CONWAY, Coal Brook mines
  2/19  JAMES GRADY, Jermyn's slope
  2/20  PETER HUGHES, Jermyn's shaft
  2/26  JOHN NILES, Pine Brook shaft

    3/2  THOMAS ALLEN, Pine Brook shaft
    3/2  H. FERGUSSON, Pne Brook shaft
    3/4  WM. MULDOON, Meadow Brook colliery
    3/7  PATRICK HURLEY, Grassy Island shaft
    3/8  E J WILLIAMS, 45, married - 2 children, Bellevue shaft
    3/8  CHARLES DAVIS, Leggitt's Creek shaft
    3/8  HENRY ADAMS, Waddel's shaft - Pittston
  3/12  JOHN WILLIAMS, 50, married - 6 children, Mount Pleasant slope
  3/15  JOHN W LEWIS, 35, married - 3 children, Dodge shaft - Lackawanna
  3/16  JOSEPH LLOYD, Capouse or Brigg's shaft
  3/23  MICH. FINNERTY, 14, Gipsy Grove colliery
  3/26  STEP'N FINNERTY, 17, single, Gipsy Grove colliery
  3/28  GEORGE PENMAN, 12, No. 1 slope - Olyphant

    4/1  J M'LOUGHLIN, 20, single, Coal Brook breaker
    4/2  T T WATKINS, Capouse mines
    4/3  LEWIS R EVANS, 35, married, Oxford shaft
    4/5  ANTHONY M'HALE, married, Pine Brook shaft
    4/5  JOHN NILES, single, Pine Brook shaft
    4/5  P. STANTON, door boy, single, Pine Brook shaft
    4/8  PATRICK O'HORA, single, Pine Brook shaft
    4/8  JAMES STONE, Pine Brook shaft
    4/9  WM. M CLARKE, White Oak colliery
    4/9  JAMES BASTEN, 24, married, Central shaft
  4/11  WILLIAM CADDEN, single, Grassy Island shaft
  4/13  JAMES M'HALE, 20, single, No. 3 slope  - Olyphant
  4/16  PHILIP PRYOR, 35, married, Central shaft
  4/16  JAMES BROWN, 26, single, Central shaft
  4/17  ROBERT LYONS, No. 1 slope - Olyphant
  4/17  JAMES JONES, 48, married - 8 children, Archbald shaft
  4/23  JOHN LENTON, 45, married - 3 children, No. 10 shaft - Pittston
  4/23  MICH. FENAGHTY, No. 10 shaft - Pittston
  4/23  MICH. O'MALIA, No. 10 shaft - Pittston
  4/23  ALFRED HALE, 14, Bellevue shaft
  4/24  PATRICK FLEMING, Roaring Brook shaft
  4/24  JOHN M'DONELL, Gipsey Grove colliery
  4/24  SIMON JONES, No. 6 shaft - Jenkin's twp
  4/26  THOMAS ALLEN, married, Pine Brook shaft
  4/26  LARRY KERINS, married, Pine Brook shaft
  4/26  HENRY STRONG, married, Pine Brook shaft
  4/26  DENNIS NEALON, married, Pine Brook shaft
  4/26  JOHN READ, 31, married - 5 children, Hampton shaft
  4/26  THOMAS BARROW, 65, married - 3 children, Hampton shaft
  4/26  WM. MORGAN, 65, married, Hampton shaft
  4/30  FRANCIS MORROW, Eaton & Co,'s mines

    5/2  JAMES GENNESY, White Bridge tunnel
    5/3  THOS. KENNEDY, White Bridge tunnel
    5/6  BARNEY GILAS, Grassy Island shaft
    5/7  JAMES DURKIN, 26, single, Hampton shaft
    5/7  PATRICK MALIA, 45, married - 4 children, Scranton slope & drifts
    5/7  PATRICK GILLESPIE, Jefferson tunnel - Fell twp
    5/7  FRANCIS FOSTER, 14, Coal Brook tunnel - Fell twp
    5/7  A. M'DERMOTT, 14, Jefferson tunnel - Fell twp
  5/10  JOHN O'HORA, No. 2 shaft - Dunmore
  5/10  WILLIAM ELLIS, 16, Diamond mines
  5/13  ROBERT SHAW, 32, single, Oxford shaft
  5/14  D. PARRY (boy), Mt. Pleasant colliery
  5/14  JAMES PRYOR, Jermyn's mines
  5/15  JOHN BRANNON, driver, Valley tunnel - Fell twp
  5/16  FRANK WEBSTER, driver, Cayuga shaft
  5/24  P. HALEY (boy), No. 3 slope - Olyphant
  5/28  WM. M'HALE, 18, single, Scranton slope and drifts
  5/28  DANIEL REESE, 34, married, Dodge slope
  5/28  THOMAS HEALY, Gipsey Grove colliery
  5/28  JOHN M'HALE, Gipsey Grove colliery

    6/1  EVAN THOMAS, Grassy Island shaft
    6/5  ANTHONY BOOSE, Butler shaft - Pittston
    6/7  JOHN O'BOYLE, 14, Bellevue slope
    6/8  BRYAN MANGHAN, Bellevue slope
  6/10  THOS. P MORAN, 15, National mines
  6/10  MICHAEL WEABLE, 28, single, Taylor shaft
  6/18  JOHN JONES, 25, married - 2 children, Cayuga shaft
  6/19  JOHN W REESE, 50, married - 7 children, Continental mines
  6/22  PETER NAUGHTON, 20, single, Cayuga shaft
  6/28  JAMES CONNELLY, 14, Bellevue slope

    7/5  JOHN H DAVIS, 15, Bellevue shaft - Scranton
    7/5  MICHAEL CONNERS, 14, single, Bellevue slope
    7/8  JOHN CONWAY, Tripp's slope
    7/8  JOHN DONNELLY, Grassy Island shaft
  7/15  JOHN COLLICAN, Eaton & Co mines - Arch.
  7/16  THOMAS CONNOR, White Bridge tunnel
  7/16  JOHN H JONES, 35, married - 3 children, Leggitt's Creek shaft
  7/16  ALEX. GROGAN, 17, Tripp's slope
  7/16  ANDREW CULLEN, Stafford mines breaker
  7/17  FRANK DUNSTON, 20, single, Nat'l Anthracite mines
  7/19  WM. M'COY, 29, married, Pine Brook shaft
  7/30  JOHN FLYNN, Roaring Brook shaft
  7/30  JAMES JUDGE, Ravine shaft

    8/2  THOMAS JONES, 14, Continental shaft
    8/3  JOHN S MORGAN, 43, Cayuga shaft
    8/5  MICH. DONNELLY, Grassy Island shaft
    8/5  WM. LAWLER, Grassy Island shaft
    8/7  JAS. R. PRICE, 38, married - 5 children, Taylor shaft
    8/7  JAMES JUDGE, 15, Archbald shaft
    8/8  JNO. BAMBAUCH, No. 2 breaker - Dunmore
  8/10  JAMES RODGERS, Tompkins shaft
  8/13  AND. GILLESPIE, 15, Meadow Brook colliery
  8/13  WM. LLOYD, Continental mines
  8/13  THOS. HOPKINS, Continental mines
  8/14  JOHN EVANS, 12, Butler shaft mines
  8/15  FRANK SWEENY, Mount Pleasant mines
  8/21  WM. LURNEY, 16, Oxford shaft
  8/24  THOS. LYONS, Seneca slope - Pittston
  8/24  WILLIAM JONES, Tomkins shaft
  8/24  THOS. POINTON, Tomkins shaft
  8/24  SAMUEL MONK, Tomkins shaft
  8/24  THOS. B EVANS, Tomkins shaft
  8/24  JOHN HUGHES, Tomkins shaft
  8/31  THOMAS CULKIN, 36, married - 7 children, Tripp's slope
  8/31  THOMAS ALLEN, married, Meadow Brook colliery

    9/2  WM. WILLIAMS, No. 3 shaft - Carbondale
    9/4  ROBERT DAVIS, 30, single, Bellevue shaft - Lackawanna twp
    9/4  L. WISICANON, No. 8 shaft - Pittston
    9/7  MART. FLANNERY, Sawyer's tunnel G.G.C.
    9/9  THOMAS LYNOTT, Lackawanna tunnel - Carbondale
    9/9  MICHAEL FINNAN, Breaker Tunnel - Carbondale
  9/10  THOS. FRANCIS, S. C. Co.'s slope & drifts
  9/13  HUGH M'LEAN, No. 2 shaft - Dunmore
  9/14  THOMAS JENKINS, L. C. shaft - Providence
  9/19  RICHARD J M'HALE, Dip mines - Olyphant
  9/20  CORNELIUS O'NEIL, Grand tunnel - Pittston
  9/21  A. WALSH (boy),   M. A. Coal Co.
  9/21  THOMAS BOLAND, Ravine shaft - Pittston
  9/24  JOHN M'CARTHY, doorboy, Von Storch slope - Providence
  9/30  J MAHONY (boy), Bellevue shaft - Lackawanna Twp
  9/30  JOHN WAUGHTEN, No. 3 drift, M. B. colliery
  9/30  LEWIS DEARING, Coal Brook tunnel - Carbondale

  10/2  MICHAEL WALSH, Eaton & Co.'s mine - Archbald
  10/3  MICHAEL KANE, No. 1 drift M. B. colliery
  10/4  JOHN R HARRIS, 45, Bellevue shaft
  10/6  PATRICK SHERIDAN, Ravine shaft - Pittston
  10/6  THOS. JONES, Ravine Shaft - Pittston
  10/7  JOHN DUGGAN, Powderly slope, Carbondale
  10/7  MARTIN DUGGAN, Powderly slope, Carbondale
10/12  JOHN KENVIN, 37, married - 4 children, Oxford shaft - H. Park
10/12  PATRICK CALPIN, 30, Dodge shaft - Lackawanna Twp
10/18  ANTHONY DUFFY, Coal Brook tunnel
10/18  T. HARRINGTON, Von Storch mines
10/19  JOHN KEIFE, 12, Ontario colliery
10/23  DAVID J THOMAS, Capouse or Briggs shaft
10/25  THOS. HOWARD, 17,  Oxford shaft - H. Park
10/27  CHAS. HOOFMAN, 23, single, No. 4 Rolling Mill drift

  11/2  JOHN KELLY, 19, single, No. 2 shaft 14 foot Diamond vein
  11/2  JAMES TOOLE, 15, Oxford shaft - H. Park
  11/2  ANTHONY BARRETT, N. A. C. Co.'s mid-drift
  11/2  PETER LYNOTT, Leggitt's Creek shaft
  11/6  CHARLES PRICE, Leggitt's Creek breaker
  11/8  THOMAS FRANCIS, 30, married - one child, Scranton Coal Co.'s mines
  11/8  JAMES MORAN, Scranton Coal Co.'s mines
  11/8  THOMAS PRESTON, Gipsey Grove colliery
  11/9  DENNIS GRIMES, No. 2 Diamond shaft
  11/9  BARTH'W WALSH, Capouse or Brigg's shaft
11/11  JOHN A JONES, 15, Continental shaft
11/12  JOHN COLLINS, No. 10 shaft, Pittston
11/14  JENKIN JENKINS, 30, married, Hampton mines
11/14  JOHN CONNELL, Ravine shaft
11/14  JAMES MANLEY, 16, No. 2 slope, Jenkins Twp
11/21  GEORGE PATTEN, No. 1 drift, Olyphant
11/22  THOS. FINNEGAN, Coal Brook mines
11/27  STEPHEN GAVIN, Powderly slope, Carbondale

  12/4  JAMES EARLY, Enterprise colliery
  12/4  M. LOUGHNEY, No. 10 shaft - Pittston
  12/5  MICHAEL GEBBONS (boy), Eaton & Co.'s breaker
  12/6  JAMES KEARNS, Lackawanna Tunnel
  12/9  JACOB FISHER, 34, single, No. 2 Diamond shaft
  12/9  JOHN BARRETT, 14, National Anth'e ms
12/10  HENRY CAMPBELL, 14, No. 2 Diamond shaft
12/12  MICHAEL TOBIN, 45, married - 4 children, Central shaft
12/13  JAMES BOURKE, doorboy, Leggitt's Creek shaft
12/23  MAT'W PHILLIPS, 58, married, Hampton mines
12/26  GEORGE MARTIN, No. 7 shaft
12/26  JOHN BOURKE, 60, married - 2 children, No. 7 shaft

Transcribed and provided by Ed Langley" <ejlangley@msn.com>


Reports of the Inspectors of Mines of the Anthracite Coal Regions of Pennsylvania for the Year Ending 31 December, 1884

1884 Report of Fatal Accidents in the Eastern District of the Wyoming Coal Fields, Luzerne and Carbon Counties, now including all of Lackawanna and a portion of Wayne and Susquehanna counties.

  1/4  ARCHIE MCCARREN, 40, miner, Tompkins Shaft, Pittston shaft
  1/4  THOMAS WALLACE, 18, laborer, Hillside Shaft, Pleasant Valley bor
 1/10  MICHAEL O'HARA, 32, laborer, Twin Shaft, Pittston borough
 1/22  OWEN MALLOY, 40, laborer, Green Ridge slope, Dunmore borough
 1/22  AARON BELLIS, 50, miner, married, Green Ridge slope, Dunmore bor
 1/29  CHRIS SCHRAMSKI, 25, laborer, Green Ridge slope, Dunmore borough
 1/30  JAMES REAP, 16, driver, Hillside shaft, Pleasant Valley bor

  2/4  JAMES YOUNG, 69, laborer, Marvine shaft, Scranton
  2/6  CHARLES OWENS, 49, miner, married-8 orphans, Central shaft, Scranton
 2/20  MARION W SAXE, 22, carpenter, Amity breaker, Lackawanna twp
 2/21  JAMES JONES, 40, sinker, married (wife in Wales), Amity shaft, Lackawanna

 3/10  EDWARD BRENNAN, 12, door-boy, Powderly slope, Carbondale City
 3/26  PAT. LEYDEN Jr, 26, miner, married-2 orphans, Sibley mines, Old Forge twp
 3/27  EVAN NOGGLES, 21, laborer, Olyphant # 2, Olyphant bor

  4/3  JOHN GOWNLY, 15, driver, slope #4, Jenkins twp
  4/8  ELIAS EDWARDS, 41, miner, married-6 orphans, Dodge shaft, Lackawanna twp
  4/9  P F DONNELLY, 12, door-boy, Jermyn #4, Dickson City borough
 4/21  JAMES KEVLIN, 18, driver, Greenwood mines, Lackawanna twp
 4/28  AUGUST SWANSON, 45, laborer, Jermyn #2, Jermyn borough

  5/1  JAMES MALIA, 45, miner, married-4 orphans, # 12 shaft, Pleasant Valley
  5/9  PAT. GALLAGHER, 25, laborer, #5 shaft, Dunmore borough
 5/22  JOHN MCNEELEY, 18, laborer, Capouse shaft, Scranton
 5/28  PATRICK FOX, 40, miner, married-6 orphans, Powderly slope, Carbondale
 5/30  THOMAS HIGGANS, 48, laborer, married, Bellevue slope, Lackawanna twp
 5/30  PATRICK FEE, 13, driver, #1 shaft, Carbondale city
 5/31  MICHAEL DALEY, 22, laborer, Barnum mines, Marcy twp

  6/2  MICHAEL BARRETT, 25, laborer, shaft #8, Hughestown bor
 6/23  PATRICK JORDAN, 23, laborer, Mount Pleasant, Scranton
 6/28  WILLIAM HUGHES, 15, driver, Continental shaft, Lackawanna twp
 6/28  PATRICK WALSH, 20, footman, Lackawanna Coal Co, Blakely bor

  7/4  OWEN MCDONALD, 23, laborer, Jermyn #4, Dickson City bor
  7/8  DANIEL HOPKINS, 11, slate-picker, Sloan breaker, Lackawanna twp
 7/10  JOHN M SULLIVAN, 28, miner, Mount Pleasant mine, Scranton
 7/16  JAMES EDWARDS, 40, miner, married-4 orphans, Fair Lawn slope, Scranton
 7/22  ANDROS NOWALK, 21, laborer, married-1 orphan, Dodge mines, Lackawanna
 7/24  JOHN B DAVIS, 52, miner, Taylor mines, Lackawanna twp
 7/28  WILLIAM DAVIS, 25, miner, married-3 orphans, Spring Brook, Lackawanna

  8/2  MIKE VON BERGEN, 65, carpenter, Amity breaker, Lackawanna twp
  8/4  MIKE DOUGHERTY, 17, driver's helper, Dodge mines, Lackawanna twp
  8/5  WILLIAM HOLLOW, 40, miner, married-2 orphans, Gypsy Grove, Dunmore bor
  8/5  JOHN HORAN, 25, miner, married-2 orphans, Cayuga mines, Scranton
  8/6  PAT. COYNE 5th, 48, miner, married-10 orphans, Greenwood, Lackawanna
  8/6  WILLIAM MCHALE, 31, miner, married-2 orphans, Pierce mines, Archbald bor
  8/6  PETER STOWE, 49, laborer, Mount Pleasant, Scranton
  8/8  EDWARD SMITH, 12, slate-picker, Dodge breaker, Lackawanna twp
 8/11  DANIEL MACK, 16, driver, Grassey Island C. C. mines, Winton bor
 8/12  JOSEPH EVON, 25, laborer, Brisbin Mines, Scranton
 8/13  JOHN CONNELLY, 23, outside loader, Erie breaker, Glenwood bor
 8/13  PATRICK MCALISTER, 22, laborer, Green Ridge mines, Dunmore bor
 8/16  PATRICK FINN, 40, miner, married-3 orphans, Central mines, Scranton
 8/23  JOHN KNOTT, 22, laborer, Bridge mines, Scranton
 8/25  JOHN MCCOOL, 12, slate-picker, Lucas breaker, Scranton
 8/27  PATRICK CONNERS, 15, driver, Green Ridge mines, Dunmore bor

  9/9  MARTIN DURKIN, 50, married-7 orphans, Winton slope, Winton bor
 9/10  BENJAMIN JONES, 30, miner, Lackawanna C.C., Blakely bor
 9/13  JAMES SALTER, Shaft 14, rockman, married, Jenkins twp
 9/16  JOSEPH HALLA, 22, laborer, White Oak slope, Archbald
 9/16  PHILLIP GALLITZ, 38, miner, married-6 orphans, National mines, Scranton
 9/18  THOMAS FLYNN, 22, miner, Gypsey Grove mines, Dunmore bor

 10/7  JOHN JOYCE 2nd, 45, miner, married-6 orphans, Greenwood mines, Lackawanna
 10/8  JOHN EVANS, 12, slate-picker, Brisbin breaker, Scranton
 10/9  JOHN FARREL, 27, laborer, shaft 10, Hughestown bor
10/10  T. SHAUGHNESSY, 20, laborer, Fairmount mines, Pittston twp
10/14  JOHN LOFTUS, 19, laborer, Shaft 2, Dunmore bor
10/14  JAMES THOMAS, 14, driver’s helper, Von Storch mines, Scranton
10/15  T J HENDERSON, 40, miner, married, Jermyn #4, Dickson city bor
10/17  PATRICK MACKIN, 42, miner, married-7 orphans, Archbald mines, Lackawanna
10/25  JOSEPH WILLIAMS, 17, driver, Scranton C.C., Lackawanna twp
10/25  PETER MORTON, 20, laborer, Stark mines, Lackawanna twp
10/28  WM. REYNOLDS, 24, miner, Green Ridge mines, Dunmore bor
10/29  THOMAS PARRY, 30, miner, married, Leggett's Creek mines, Scranton

11/11  WILLIAM DAVIS, 27, miner, married-1 orphan, Brisbin mines, Scranton
11/18  JOSEPH PENEAUT, 42, miner, Forest City mines, Susquehanna Co
11/20  JOHN MCDONOUGH, 57, miner, married-5 orphans, White Bridge tunnel, Carbondale
11/22  THOS R THOMAS, 20, driver, Central mines, Scranton
11/29  WILLIAM CARTER, 43, miner, married-1 orphan, Fairmount mines, Pittston

 12/9  THOMAS MULLEN, 54, miner, married-4 orphans, Cayuga mines, Scranton
12/13  PETER GIBBONS, 15, driver, Shaft 8, Hughestown bor
12/19  JOHN MULLEN, 54, miner, married-6 orphans, Cayuga mines, Scranton
12/22  PATRICK EGAN, 59, driver, Barnum mines, Marcy twp
12/30  THOS ROBINSON, 17, driver, Shaft 6, Jenkins twp

Transcribed and provided by Ed Langley" <ejlangley@msn.com>, with help from Hugh McGarvey



1884 Report of Serious but Non-Fatal Accidents in the Eastern District of the Wyoming Coal Fields, Luzerne and Carbon Counties, now including all of Lackawanna and a portion of Wayne and Susquehanna counties.

 1/14  MORGAN SWEENEY, 50, miner, Von Storch mines, Scranton
 1/17  STANLEY BLANCHARD, 17, dumpman, No. 14 shaft, Jenkins twp
 1/26  JOHN MCLANE, 21, pumpman, Storr's shaft, Dickson City borough
 1/29  MICHAEL NEALON, 15, driver, Eddy Creek, shaft, Olyphant borough
 1/31  EDGAR WILLIAMS, 40, pumpman, Lackawanna Coal Co, Blakely borough

  2/8  GEORGE RAY, 40, miner, No. 2 shaft, Pittston borough
 2/13  CHARLES READY, miner, Lucas shaft, Scranton
 2/27  JAMES ESIES, 50, miner, National mines, Scranton

 3/11  THOMAS RYAN, 24, laborer, Dodge shaft, Lackawanna twp
 3/14  PATRICK CAWLEY, 16, pin-boy, No. 10 shaft, Hughestown borough
 3/19  T W WILLIAMS, 16, driver, Hyde Park shaft, Scranton
 3/19  WILLIAM WINN, 19, laborer, No. 5 shaft, Jenkins twp
 3/19  JAMES LESLIE, 21, wheelman, Jermyn #2, Jermyn twp
 3/24  M SPUD, 61, laborer, Brisbin shaft, Scranton
 3/25  EDWARD HATTON, 40, miner, Leggett's Creek shaft, Scranton
 3/25  DAVID REESE, 18, runner, Von Storch mines, Scranton
 3/25  WILLIAM JUDGE, miner, Beaver mines, Pittston borough
 3/27  WILLIAM TOOLE, 16, fan-turner, Greenwood mines, Lackawanna twp
 3/31  ALBERT GRIFFITHS, 14, driver, Ontario breaker, Pleasant Valley borough

  4/3  EDWARD S JONES, 45, miner, Bellevue shaft, Lackawanna twp
  4/4  JOHN HAILEY, 50, laborer, Stetler shaft, Marcy twp
 4/22  MARTIN DUFFY, 14, driver, Dodge shaft, Lackawanna twp
 4/23  CAPRA AMBETSUE, 23, slate-picker, Erie breaker, Greenwood borough
 4/25  JOHN CONNORS, 17, driver, Tripp slope, Scranton
 4/25  PATRICK CONWAY, laborer, Lucas shaft, Scranton
 4/29  MICHAEL E RILEY, 10, slate-picker, Meadow Brook breaker, Scranton

  5/2  JOHN CLISHAM, 16, laborer, Everhart mines, Jenkins twp
 5/12  ANDREW YARRO, 30, laborer, Stetler mines, Marcy twp
 5/15  JAMES HEIFFER, 26, miner, Archbald mines, Lackawanna twp
 5/26  HENRY SPRAGLER, 45, miner, Meadow Brook shaft, Scranton

  6/1  DAVID J THOMAS, 13, door-boy, Hampton mines, Lackawanna twp
  6/9  FRANTZ SHUMAN, 50, laborer, Stetler shaft, Marcy twp
  6/9  THOMAS MACKLIN, 15, door-boy, Barnum mines, Marcy twp
 6/10  HENRY MCGINLEY, 27, miner, Stetler shaft, Marcy twp
 6/10  JOS DUNCANNON, 25, laborer, Stetler shaft, Marcy twp
 6/27  JOHN MARSDEN, 35, miner, Pancoast mines, Dickson City borough
 6/27  ROBERT BLACK, 24, laborer, Pancoast mines, Dickson City borough
 6/27  MICHAEL MALIA, driver, Grassey Island Shaft, Olyphant borough

  7/7  MICHAEL JUDGE, 15, driver's helper, Bellevue slope, Lackawanna twp
  7/9  JOSEPH TSATCO, 45, laborer, Mt Pleasant breaker, Scranton
 7/10  THOMAS JENKINS, 40, miner, Sloan shaft, Lackawanna twp
 7/11  THOMAS LINNEN, 14, driver, Shaft 9, Pittston borough
 7/12  BARTLEY WALSH, 50, miner, Capouse shaft, Scranton
 7/12  JOHN HOWLEY, 39, miner, Tunnel 1, Pittston twp
 7/12  PATRICK RUANE, 39, laborer, Tunnel 1, Pittston twp
 7/15  JAMES RODGERS, 35, laborer, Florence shaft, Pittston twp
 7/23  JOHN KISPILLIPSY, 35, miner, Eddy Creek shaft, Olyphant bor
 7/25  NEAL STURGEON, 16, driver, Shaft 12, Pleasant Valley borough
 7/29  WILLIAM T REESE, 48, miner, Cayuga shaft, Scranton

  8/1  FRED. SCHMALTZ, 53, miner, Shaft 8, Hughestown borough
  8/2  MIKE LABSCHAENSKY, 27, laborer, Dodge mines, Lackawanna twp
  8/4  THOMAS STROBECK, 23, miner, Mosler mines, Hughestown borough
  8/6  JOHN NORTON, 30, laborer, Bellevue mines, Lackawanna twp
 8/14  JOHN MCDONNELL, 14, driver, Barnum breaker, Marcy twp
 8/14  JOSEPH PRICHARD, 11, slateboy, Jermyn #1, Jermyn borough
 8/16  WILLIAM EDEN, 34, miner, Pancoast mines, Dickson City bor
 8/19  EDWARD SAUNDERS, 17, laborer, Marvine mines, Scranton
 8/19  WILLIAM EDWARDS, 17, driver, Brisbin mines, Scranton
 8/20  PATRICK CONNELLY, laborer, Marvine mines, Scranton
 8/23  MARTIN KELLY, 36, miner, Shaft 5, Jenkins twp
 8/25  JOHN DESILVA, 25, footman, Ontario breaker, Pleasant Valley
 8/26  JULIUS KNOPP, 33, miner, Mosier mines, Hughestown borough
 8/28  PATRICK GALLAGHER, 13, oiler, No. 2 Diamond breaker, Scranton
 8/30  MILES MONAHAN, 57, miner, Coal Brook mines, Carbondale City
 8/30  MARTIN HABERMAN, 33, miner, Stetler mines, Marcy twp

  9/4  MICHAEL LOFTUS, driver, Eddy Creek mines, Olyphant borough
  9/9  EDWARD MCDONEL, 15, pin-boy, Barnum shaft, Marcy twp
 9/12  MATTHEW COYLE, 28, laborer, Lucas Mines, Scranton
 9/16  JOHN SLADEK, 21, laborer, Stetler mines, Marcy twp
 9/17  JOHN LAVILLE, 36, miner, Taylor mines, Lackawanna twp
 9/27  NOAH GORDON, 63, miner, Heidelberg mines, Pittston twp

10/18  GEO SPANCHARD, 39, laborer, Eddy Creek mines, Olyphant borough
10/22  GEORGE COOPER, 36, miner, Jermyn #4, Dickson City borough
10/22  THOMAS RYAN, 24, laborer, Archbald mines, Lackawanna twp
10/27  MIKE SHILL, 18, outside driver, Pyne mines, Lackawanna twp
10/29  THOMAS GRIFFITHS, 43, miner, Leggett's Creek mines, Scranton
10/29  JOHN MCHALE, 17, runner, Pierce mines, Archbald borough

 11/8  JOHN MULLANNY, 25, miner, Grassy Island mines, Olyphant borough
 11/8  CHARLES HOBAN, 13, door-boy, Grassey Island mines, Olyphant bor
11/10  MICHAEL CORCORAN, 40, miner, Shaft 4, Pittston borough
11/14  PATRICK BERRY, 14, driver, Leggett's Creek mines, Scranton
11/15  JACOB ROBINS, 13, driver, Pyne mines, Lackawanna twp
11/15  MARTIN KANE, 24, miner, Shaft 9, Pittston borough
11/15  JOSEPH SINCARRON, 37, laborer, Stetler mines, Marcy twp
11/17  THOS LESHOFSKY, 24, laborer, Stetler mines, Marcy twp
11/17  JOSEPH FRITSAM, 21, car runner, Stetler mines, Marcy twp
11/17  DAVID J JONES, 18, driver, Mt Pleasant mines, Scranton
11/18  MARTIN STANTON, 35, miner, Bellevue Shaft, Lackawanna twp

 12/5  FRANK MCCARTHY, 15, driver, Tunnel #1, Pittston twp
 12/6  JOHN MCDONOUGH, laborer, Filer’s slope, Winton borough
 12/8  JOHN MCNULTY, 20, laborer, Shaft #11, Jenkins twp
 12/8  PATRICK TOOLE, 13, door-boy, Greenwood mines, Lackawanna twp
 12/9  JOHN MAHON, 28, laborer, Diamond mines, Scranton
12/10  W F MACNAMARRA, 22, miner, Grassy Island mines, Olyphant bor
12/11  DANIEL FINNIGAN, 16, driver, Tripp mines, Scranton
12/22  CHRISTIAN MAUL, 40, miner, White Oak mines, Archbald borough
12/30  WALTER HEALY, 16, driver, Filer’s slope, Winton borough

Transcribed and provided by Ed Langley" <ejlangley@msn.com>, with help from Hugh McGarvey


From the Anthracite Museum, 1905 Fatal Mine Accidents; Lackawanna County unless marked otherwise.

They are in the format: Date, Name, Nationality, Occupation, Age, Married/Single, # of Orphans, Name of Mine, Nature and Cause of Accident in Brief.



Jan 7, George LUCOSHIC, Polish, Miner, 45, M, 5, Lackawanna, By cars. Squeezed between car and pillar on gangway road while on his way home.

Jan 9, Charles GRAGAIS, Lithuanian, Laborer, 32, S, Storrs No. 3, By fall of rock while assisting his miner to stand a discharged prop near the face of chamber

Jan 16, John WANISH, Austrian, Company laborer, 45, 1, Richmond No. 3, By cars. He was engaged in cleaning railroad cars and stepped backward on another track and the engine instantly killed him. It is supposed that on account of the noise in the breaker he failed to hear the locomotive. Outside.

Feb. 6, Powell ATCHUE, Polish, Laborer, 30, S, Richmond No. 3, By cars. Stepped directly in front of a car of supply coal.

Mar. 1, Alonzo SUMMERS, English, Laborer, 24, S, Storrs No. 3, Examined place before starting to work in the morning, but it must have contained a slip that they failed to detect.

Mar. 7, Bruno MALALO, Italian, laborer, 32, S, Coal Brook, By fall of rock. Started to work too soon after firing a blast.

Mar. 16, Charles ATKINSON, American, Brakeman, 16, S, Storrs #2, By cars. A car bedcame derailed at a switch and pinioned him against a prop and was badly injured. Died March 23.

April 8, Frank CHESENY, Polish, Miner, 44, M, 4, Johnson No 2., By fall of coal. Started to work without making through examination of place. Internally injured.

April 20, William MACILAVAGE, Polish, Laborer, 24, S, Forest City, Susquehanna, By fall of rock while he and his miner were standing a prop. Killed instantly.

April 24, John KUGOR, Austrian Slate picker, 47, M. 4, Ontario, By railroad cars. A runaway car bumped the car he was on and threw him under the wheels. He was instantly killed. Outside.

Sept. 23, James GILHOOLEY, American, Runner, 21, S, Marvine, By blasting. A miner was firing and Gilhooley came through the second cross-cut from the face from the third chamber and walked directly into the blast.

Sept. 23, Stephen GREBOSKI, Lithuanian, Miner, 42, Miner, 6, Forest City, Susquehanna, By fall of roof. He went under some treacherous roof to mine out some loose coal when a piece fell on him.

Sept. 25, Martin BARRETT, Irish, Laborer, 41, M, 6, North End, By fall of coal. The coal had been examined by his miner and another laborer and thought to be safe.

Oct. 2, James SHOVELEN, American, Sinker, 32, S, Marvien, By falling down shaft. He was arranging lines to timber by and it is supposed he stumbled while crossing the shaft on a plank.

Oct 13, Michael STUESKI, Polish, Miner, 35, M, 4, North End, By blasting. He was firing two blasts at the same time and it is supposed that he thought they had missed and he returned just as they exploded.

Nov. 10, Andrew YURKO, Russian, Miner, 28, M, 2, North West, By fall of roof. He had fired 4 successive blasts and returned to examine when a large slab fell on him.

Nov. 21, Andrew YANKO, Hungarian, Laborer, 20, S, Ontario, By fall of rock. He was shoveling coal to the car when a large slab fell, killing him instantly. The roof was thought to be safe, but it contained a thin seam and smooth back that could not be detected.

Nov. 21, Costic SMEGEIGUSKI, Polish, Miner, 32, M, 1, Johnson No. 2, By fall of roof. He overlooked a treacherous stone in his examination and started to work under it when it fell on him.

Nov, 26, Robert MITCHEL, Scotch, Company Man, 66, S, North End, By cars. He tried to prevent a mule from stepping in front of a moving rock car, stumbled in his effort and fell under the car.

Nov. 29, Anthony GOLDEN, Irish, Miner, 62, M, 6, Coal Brook, by fall of roof. He failed to bar down a bad piece of roof the previous day.

Dec 8, Jacob PHILPOT, American, Laborer, 24, M, 1, Coal Brook, By fall of roof. He was stooping to pick up a T rail in his father's chamber.

Dec 12, Frank SMITH, Polish, Laborer, 25, S, Richmond No. 3, By fall of roof. He was cleaning coal away to rest and a discharged prop after a blast.

Dec. 15, Robert LAKE, American, Miner, 23, M, 2, Leggetts Creek, By fall of roof. He started to work after blasting before making an examination.

Dec. 21, Alfred BELL, American, Motor-engineer, 20, S, Leggetts Creek, By cars, He was pushing a car into a chamber with a motor, when his light ignited a small pocket of gas, and in his effort to escape he must have fallen under the motor.

Transcribed and provided by Tom Price <MathTchr96@aol.com>


From the Anthracite Museum, 1912 Fatal Accidents, Scranton Area.

Jan. 3, Salvator MIRA, Italian, Miner, 42, M, 5, Pennsylvania No. 1, Fatally injured by falling under cars. He was riding on cars on his way home from No. 2 shaft to No. 1 breaker. Died the next day. Outside.

Jan. 3, John KUKARUK, Polish, Laborer, 22, S, Diamond, Instantly killed by falling down shaft. He was working the Reider Vein. On the way home he must have got confused and opened the self-closing gate at the foot and fell down shaft.

Feb. 6, Patrick O'BOYLE, Irish, Machine runner, 45, M, Underwook, Killed at foot of shaft by being struck by piece of "Billy" block, which was broken by cross head. It became stuck in shaft while bucket was descending but later released itself and fell. Shaft was being sunk.

Feb. Mike PIPIN, Slavonian, Laborer, 22, S, Pennsylvania No. 1, Killed by fall of roof at face of chamber. The miner left chamber in unsafe condition.

Feb. 13, Frank STANCAVITCH, Polish, Driver, 19, S, Pine Brook, Killed by miner cars on main road. His lamp fell off his cap and while picking lamp up he was caught by the cars.

Feb. 15, Frederick Green, Scotch, Motorman, 21, S, Von Storch, Killed by mine cars on main road. He fell off motor while teaching his brakeman to run it.

Feb. 16, Peter MURRICK, Slavonian, Laborer, 22, S, Pennsylvania No. 1, Killed by being struck by piece of roof that fell off rib in pillar place. The miner had told the laborer not to work there.

Feb. 29, Anthony HOROSKO, Polish, Miner, 44, M, 3, Pancoast, Fatally injured by premature blast at face. Died March 9.

Mar. 7, Mike YUCHAK, Slavonian, Laborer, 22, S, Green Ridge, Fatally injured by fall of roof at pillar place. Died a few hours later.

Mar. 7, Thomas ZATAWESKY, Lithuanian, Miner, 44, M, 5, Pancoast, Fatally killed by delayed blast at face. He thought the squib had missed fire and returned too soon.

Mar. 15, William R. DAVIS, American, Bratticeman, 33, M, 5, Diamond, Killed by setting off a pocked to gas at face of abandoned chamber.

Mar. 26, Otto REGI, German, Miner, 38, M, 2, Pine Brook, Instantly killed by premature blast at face.

Mar. 27, Thordore RUBA, Slavonian, Miner, 39, M, 6, Pancoast, Instantly killed by fall of roof 25 feet from face.

Mar. 23, Martin JACOBS, Lithuanian, Miner, 51, M, 3, Von Storch, Fatally injured by premature blast at face. He forced tight cartridge into hole with a steel drill died May 25.

Transcribed and provided by Tom Price


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