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Glen Alden Coal Company
Avondale Mine Explosion

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
October 30, 1950
No. Killed 4

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The victims were killed in an underground gas explosion accident at 12:45 a.m.

The deceased:
  • Francis R. McLaughlin
  • George Michak
  • Andrew Moniak
  • Joseph Sicienski




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