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Mine Disasters in the United States

Scranton Coal Company
Johnson No. 1 Mine Explosion

Priceburg, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania
June 18, 1907
No. Killed - 7

1907 PA Annual Report Excerpt  PDF Format
Official List of Fatalities  PDF Format

Seven Killed in Coal Mine
The Indiana Democrat, Indiana, PA
June 26, 1907

Seven men were killed and two others injured in two explosions of mine gas in the Johnson No. 1 mine at Priceburg, Pa.

The first explosion was caused by the carelessness of a door tender, who, by leaving a door open, allowed gas to accumulate in the workings.

The second explosion, which resulted in the deaths, resulted from the ignition of fire damp, which accumulated after the first explosion.

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