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J. C. Hayden and Company
Spring Mountain No. 1 Mine Inundation

Jeansville, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
February 4, 1891
No. Killed - 13

State Mine Inspector's Narrative Report  (22.8 Mb)  PDF Format
USBM Bulletin 616 (excerpt)  PDF Format
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Thirteen men were killed by onrush of water from abandoned workings and asphyxiated by gas from a fire built by imprisoned men.

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13 miners died in Jeansville, Pennsylvania after they were trapped by water in the Spring Mountain No. 1 Mine operated by J. C. Hayden and Company on February 4, 1891.  Four others were rescued 19 days later.  They were John Tomaskusky, Joe Mautchwitch, Bosso Franko, and John Berno.

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