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Lehigh Valley Colliery Explosion

Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
October 8, 1878
No. Killed - 4

Harrisburg Telegraph News Article  (5.7 Mb)  PDF Format

Four miners were attempting to disperse an accumulation of gas in the shaft when one of them made an appearance with a naked lamp.  An explosion instantly followed, inflicting injuries which resulted in the death of four men.

The deceased:
  • Jenkins Lewis
  • George Tasker
  • John Williams
  • James Ruane

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