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Mine Disasters in the United States

Dodson Coal Company
Kaska William Colliery Inundation

Middleport, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
May 26, 1898
No. Killed - 6

PA Annual Report Description  (2.3 Mb)  PDF Format
See also: Kaska William Colliery Hoisting Disaster, May 9, 1889
Kaska William Colliery Explosion, Feb. 21, 1923

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Six men met their death in this colliery, leased by the Dodson Coal Company from the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company, by water breaking in from old workings which had been abandoned many years before.  Depending on inaccurate, misleading maps was the main cause of the disaster.

The deceased:
  • William Morgan, 27
  • William Derr, 18
  • Martin Molochus, 27
  • Peter Durkin, 24
  • Vindle Probviski, 40
  • Paul Katskoutski, 22

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