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Mine Disasters in the United States

Pennsylvania Coal Company
Barnum Mine Cave-in

Pittston, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
January 5, 1918
No. Killed - 2

News Clipping:
The Evening News, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Jan. 5, 1918

Successful Rescue

At 7:40 a.m., a cave-in occurred covering approximately five acres.  Two men were killed and 15 injured.  Five of the men were rescued 10 hours after the accident.

The deceased:
  • Frank Cicoski, 24
  • Steve Javatch, 48
Source: Pennsylvania Anthracite Mine Accidents, 1914-1923  PDF Format

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