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Wilkeson Coal and Coke Company
Wilkeson Mine Inundation

Wilkeson, Pierce County, Washington
December 17, 1917
No. Killed 6



See also: Wilkeson Mine Explosion, Dec. 14, 1925

Cause of accident: Six men were killed in this mine by an inrush of water and glacial clay which flooded the working areas.

The deceased:
  • William Heino, 35
  • Petre Machetti, 38
  • Joe Rusnak, 39
  • Mike Semak, 45
  • William Skorupsky, 33
  • John Tomco, 37
Source: Washington Mining Fatalities, 1885-1960  (1.1 Mb)  PDF Format




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