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Glen Alden Coal Company
Loomis Mine Explosion

Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
June 6, 1924
No. Killed - 14

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14 Miners are Dead in Mine Explosion
Lebanon Daily News, Pennsylvania
June 7, 1924

Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Today -- Fourteen miners are believed to have lost their lives in an explosion of gas in the Loomis mine of the Glen Alden Coal Company, at Hanover, near here, according to state mine inspectors today.

The body of an unidentified miner was recovered this morning, making twelve that have been removed from the shaft and no hope is held out for two others still missing.  Seven others were seriously injured.

The corrected list of known dead given out by the company today follows:
  • Thomas Phillips, 39, miner, Nanticoke
  • Richard Wall, 43, miner, Nanticoke
  • John Turchik, 32, miner, Nanticoke
  • William White, 34, Wilkes-Barre
  • John Helfrich, 24, Hanover
  • William Welsh, 51, Hanover
  • Peter Swistak, 25, Plymouth
  • Steve Legas, 30, Plymouth
  • Seigmund Kazumanski, 31, Loomis Park
  • Joseph Franschinski, 40, of Kingston
  • Mike Kaswald, Breslau
  • An unidentified miner

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