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Buck Mountain Coal Company
Buck Mountain Colliery Explosion

Mahanoy City, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
November 9, 1900
No. Killed – 7



Fatal Gas Explosion in Pennsylvania Colliery
Idaho Statesman, Boise, ID
November 10, 1900

Mahanoy City, Nov. 9. -- One man was killed, five others probably fatally injured and 20 others more or less seriously injured by an explosion of gas at the Buck Mount Colliery two miles from here:

The killed:
  • James Griffin
Fatally Injured:
  • Jose Storkenus
  • Edward Galligher
  • Charles Jones
  • Henry O’Bright
  • John G. McGlynn
As far as can be learned, the explosion was apparently due to Edward Gallagher going into an abandoned working place with a naked lamp which ignited the gas.


The deceased:
  • Edward Gallagher, 60
  • James Griffiths, 41
  • Charles Jones, 40
  • David Lenordi, 48
  • Ferdinand Lenordi, 48
  • John G. McGlynn, 16
  • Joseph Sedatus 50
Injured:
  • Andrew Averilla, 18
  • Henry O'Brecht, 26
  • Anthony Pecune, 43
  • Dan G. Shovlin, 55
  • Charles Smith, 42
  • Joe Stucknis, 40
  • Mike Whiskers, 27
  • Paul Youtto, 25
Source: Pennsylvania Anthracite Mine Accidents, 1899-1913  PDF Format



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