Your Amazon purchases made using this link will benefit the United States Mine Rescue Association

united states mine rescue association
Mine Disasters in
the United States

R. Heckscher and Company
Kohinoor Colliery Explosion

Shenandoah, Pennsylvania
May 24, 1882
No. Killed - 5

Terrible Explosion Kills 5
Janesville Daily Gazette, Wisconsin
May 25, 1882

Shenandoah, Pa., May 24. -- A terrible explosion occurred this afternoon at R. Heckscher and Company's Kohinoor Colliery.  Five miners have been taken out dead.

Those killed include:
  • Martin and James Mulhall (father and son)
  • James McDonald, a door boy
  • John P. Stratt, a Polish laborer
  • Samuel Hugo, driver
Fatally injured:
  • John Lee, the fire boss
  • Matty Latentynnowicz, a Polander

See more about these products

  Rescue Contests     Pop Quizzes     Mine Disasters   •  USMRA Membership     Links Library     Training Repository     Contact