This morning when I was at the Anthricite Museum researching mine accidents, I copied the following and want to share them.Â They are from 1912, all are from the Scranton area, and all are fatal accidents. They are in the format:Â
Date, Name, Nationality, Occupation, Age, Married/Single, # of Widows, # of Orphans, Name of Mine, Nature and Cause of Accident in Brief.
Jan. 3, Salvator MIRA, Italian, Miner, 42, M, 1, 5, Pennsylvania No. 1, Fatally injured by falling under cars.Â He was riding on cars on his way home from No. 2 shapt to No. 1 breaker.Â Died the next day.Â Outside.
Jan. 3, John KUKARUK, Polish, Laborer, 22, S, Diamond, Instantly killed by falling down shaft.Â He was working the Reider Vein.Â 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, 1, Underwook, Killed at foot of shaft by being struck by piece of "Billy" block, which was broked by cross head.Â It became stuck in shaft while bucked twa descending by later released itself and fell.Â 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.Â 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.Â He fell off motor while teaching his brakeman to run it.
Feb. 16, Peter MURRICK, Slavonian, Laborer, 22, S, Pennslyvania No. 1, Killed by being struck by piece of roof that fell off rib in pillar place.Â The miner had told the laborer not to work there.
Feb. 29, Anthony HOROSKO, Polish, Miner, 44, M, 1, 3, Pancoast, Fatally injured by premature blast at face.Â Died March 9.
Mar. 7, Mike YUCHAK, Slavonian, Laborer, 22, S, Green Ridge, Fatally injured by fall of roof at pillar place.Â Died a few hours later.
Mar. 7,Â Thomas ZATAWESKY, Lithuanian, Miner, 44, M, 1, 5, Pancoast, Fatally killed by delayed blast at face.Â He thought the squib had missed fire and returned too soon.
Mar. 15, William R. DAVIS, American, Bratticeman, 33, M, 1, 5 Diamond, Killed by setting off a pocked to gas at face of abandoned chamber.
Mar. 26, Otto REGI, German, Miner, 38, M, 1, 2, Pine Brook, Instantly killed by premature blast at face.
Mar. 27, Thordore RUBA, Slavonian, Miner, 39, M, 1, 6, Pancoast, Instantly killed by fall of roof 25 feet from face.
Mar. 23, Martin JACOBS, Lithuanian, Miner, 51, M, 1, 3, Von Storch, Fatally injured by premature blast at face.Â He forced tight cartridge into hole with a steel drill, died May 25.
Hope this helps someone.Â BTW, William R. DAVIS was married to my grandmother's sister.Â If anyone connects, e-mail me direct.