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R. Heckscher and Company
Kohinoor Colliery Explosion

Shenandoah, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
May 24, 1882
No. Killed - 5

1882 Pennsylvania Department of Mines Annual Report  (1.5 Mb)  PDF Format
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Pennsylvania Anthracite Miners' Memorial
Location: 40° 49.414′ N, 76° 12.111′ W.
Marker is in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, in Schuylkill County.  Marker is at the intersection of East Wahington Street and Ringtown Blvd (PA 924 on East Wahington Street.  Marker is in this post office area: Shenandoah PA 17976
Photographed by Don Morfe
Source: The Historical Marker Database  External Link

Terrible Explosion Kills 5
Janesville Daily Gazette, Wisconsin
May 25, 1882

Shenandoah, Pa., May 24. -- A terrible explosion occurred this afternoon at R. Heckscher and Company's Kohinoor Colliery.  Five miners have been taken out dead.

Those killed include:
  • Martin and James Mulhall (father and son)
  • James McDonald, a door boy
  • John P. Stratt, a Polish laborer
  • Samuel Hugo, driver
Fatally injured:
  • John Lee, the fire boss
  • Matty Latentynnowicz, a Polander
See 1882 Anthracite Fatalities for the official list of the deceased.

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