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Midvale Coal Company
Midvale Mine Fire

Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
October 1, 1898
No. Killed - 5



See also: Midvale No. 4 Mine Explosion, Jan. 3, 1931
Midvale Powered Haulage Accident, Dec. 19, 1895  External Link  PDF Format

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Five men lost their lives by suffocation caused by the timber in the intake airway taking fire.

The deceased:
  • Peter Creek, miner, age 45
  • Peter Crowle, laborer, age 38
  • Martin Simatovich, laborer, age 40
  • John Forinsky, miner, age 28
  • Joseph Toropski, miner, age 42
Source: 1898 Pennsylvania Bureau of Mines Annual Report




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