Prospect Colliery, PA Mine Explosion, Feb 1915
4 MORE LIVES ARE CLAIMED IN LETGO.
TOTAL LIST OF DEAD IN DISASTER AT LEHIGH VALLEY COAL COMPANY'S PLANT REACHES 12 -- TWO MINERS ARE DYING.
By United Press.
Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Feb. 18. -- Four more lives were claimed today by the gas explosion yesterday afternoon in the Prospect colliery of the Lehigh Valley Coal company, bringing the total list of dead to twelve. Two miners are dying at the City hospital, and one man is yet unaccounted for. All the others escaped injury.
The revised list of dead as announced at the office of the Lehigh Valley company today follows:
DAVID OWENS, aged 22, runner, Miners Mills.
JOHN B. BELISE, laborer, aged 35, Wilkes-Barre.
LOUIS SEYJKA, aged 30, miner, Wilkes-Barre.
JOHN LAKEWITZ, aged 43, Port Bowkley.
JOHN COWALSKI, aged 38, Midvale.
AUGUST WILGAST, aged 22, mule driver, Wilkes-Barre.
PATRICK F. GAVIN, aged 20, mule driver, Wilkes-Barre.
JOHN SAVERNAK, aged 21, mule driver, Parsons.
MICHAEL MEHILLO, aged 18, driver, Port Bowkley.
BRUNO LETENSKI, aged 19, doorboy, Miners Mills.
JOHN HUDJO, aged 18, nipper, Miners Mills.
THOMAS BARDESKOW, aged 42, miner, Wilkes-Barre.
The injured are:
FRANK METZO, aged 22, Wilkes-Barre.
FRANK KEBELKA, aged 31, Wilkes-Barre.
DANIEL SCWACHAK, laborer, of Wilkes-Barre, has as yet been unaccounted for.
Altoona Miner Pennsylvania 1915-02-18