Kulpmont, PA Mining Coal Fall Accident, Jan 1946


Kulpmont, Penn. - JOSEPH KOLNOSKI, 44, of 114 South Poplar Street, Mount Carmel, was killed and MICHAEL KUTLAR, 57, of 200 Warsaw Street, Marion Heights, and JOSEPH WHITE, 36, of 218 Melrose Street, Marion Heights, were injured at 9:30 o'clock this morning when caught by a fall of coal inside at the Lucas Coal Company mine about a mile northwest of Kulpmont.
KUTLAR and WHITE, who are in Shamokin State Hospital, were working in a chute, making room for corner props, while KOLNOSKI, a foreman, was on the slope at the chute when the corner section of top coal came down.
KOLNOSKI was crushed under the fall, while KUTLAR and WHITE, only partially covered, were extricated by rescue forces.
KOLNOSKI was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.
Hospital attaches early this afternoon were unable to give details concerning injuries sustained by KUTLAR and WHITE.
Stanley F. Lucas, 411 East Water Street, Mount Carmel, operator of the mine for the Susquehanna Collieries Company, got out of bed today, following a siege of illness, and was unable to give full particulars of the accident.
He said, however, that KUTLAR and WHITE were going to put up corner props to make the workings safer and that KOLNOSKI, as foreman, was supervising the work.
MR. KOLNOSKI was a native of this city and lived here all of his life. He was a member of Our Mother of Consolation Church and the West End Fire Company.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Veronica (Korenkiewicz) Kolnoski and the following children; Dorothy and Leonard, both at home; Joseph, Jr., in the Navy for the past two and one-half years, and Henry at home. He also leaves his mother, Mrs. Veronica Kolnoski and the following brothers and sisters; Stanley, this city; Frank, this city, recently discharged from the service; Anthony, Brady, Pa.; Mrs. Anna Larson, this city; Mrs. Helen Juscavage, Kulpmont, and Mrs. Dolores Rozicki, Shamokin.

Mount Carmel Item Pennsylvania 1946-01-30