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Jan. 17, 1945
Haileyville/Craig
 
 
Gas Explosion In Mine
9 killed
1
Oct. 1932
Strike
 
       
Nov. 29, 1930
Lutie
 
 
Explosion
15 killed
1
Oct. 27, 1930
McAlester
Wheatley/McAlester #4
OSU Digital
Explosion In Wheatley Mine
30 Killed
1
December 17/19, 1929
McAlester
Oldtown
The Canberra Times OSU Digital
Coal Mine Explosion - 63 miners killed
61 killed - The calamity created forty-six widows and orphaned 178 children
1
Sep. 27, 1926
Tahoma
 
 
Coal Mine Explosion
8 killed
1
Sep. 3, 1926
Tahoma
 
 
Coal Mine Explosion
16 killed
1
Jan. 13, 1926
Wilburton
Wilburton #21
OSU Digital
Gas Explosion In Coal Mine
94 Killed
1
Oct. 11, 1922
McCurtain
 
OSU Digital
Coal Mine Explosion
8 killed
1
Aug 1920
Degnan
 
OSU Digital
Coal Mine Explosion
10 killed
 
Aug. 21, 1920
Wilburton
Wilberton #19
 
Explosion
10 killed
1
1920
Alderson
 
OSU Digital
 
15 killed
 
July 1919
McAlester
Alderson
 
Alderson Mine Explosion
 
 
June 30, 1919
Alderson
Alderson #5
 
Explosion
15 killed
1
Sep. 4, 1914
Adamson
Nine No. 1
McAlester News Capital
Cave-in
14 killed - The entombed miners are A. Schuster, John Wyonis, J. Sexton, M. Rink, John Complin, John Betsavich, Dave Edwards, K.D. Parmenterm John Mosser, A. Mattess, Victor Stabingess, J. Stewart, William Carp and John Molet.
1
Mar. 20, 1912
McCurtain
San Bois Coal Company's Mine Number Two
OSU Digital
Coal Mine Explosion
73 killed
1
Feb. 22, 1912
Lehigh
 
 
Coal Mine Explosion -- Oil fire
9 killed
1
Oct. 1910
Buck
 
 
Coal Mine Explosion
 
 
March 08, 1910
Haileyville
Bolen, Darnall
Abilene Daily Reporter col2 middle
Coal Mine Explosion
 
 
Mar 31, 1910
Wilburton
Wilburton #2
 
Coal Mine Gas Explosion
6 killed
1
Mar. 25, 1910
Cambria
 
 
Explosion
4 killed
1
1910
 
Rock Island Railroad's Mine Number Eight
OSU Digital
methane gas explosions,
10 killed
 
Oct. 21, 1909
Hatshorne
Hatshorne #8
 
Coal Mine Explosion
10 killed
1
August 26, 1908
Haileyville
No. 1 Owned by Dr. D. M. Hailey and James Elliott
Wenatchee daily world
Coal Mine Explosion - 30 miners entomed -- Oil fire
29 killed
1
The Daily Ardmoreite
The Plymouth tribune 1/3 down text on left2nd source better
Aug. 26, 1908
McAlester
 
 
Fire In Coal Mine Kills Over Thirty Miners
 
 
Jan. 24, 1906
Witteville is in LeFlore County
Witteville #6
 
Explosion
14 killed
1
Jul 1905
South McAlester
 
 
Mine Explosion
 
 
Apr. 30, 1905
Wilburton in Latimer County
Wilburton #19
 
Explosion Rips Coal Mine
13 killed
1
Apr. 13, 1903
Carbon
Carbon #77
 
Coal Mine Gas Explosion
6 killed
1
March 8 1903
 
 
 
Kliment Kurylko age 40 killed in mine
 
Member
February 27, 1902
Hartshorne
 
 
The Indianapolis journal, Volume 52, Number 59, 28 February 1902
Page 7 Col. 4 half way down
WP
HARTSHORNE. I. T.. Feb. 27.-I.ogan Harold ar.d "Like" O'Neils. fire bosses in the Haileyville coal mine, one mile from this place, were killed by an cxploion of gas last night.
 
February 10, 1902
Hartshorne
Mine #1
 
Fire,
A. Bartelina burned, but survived
9 Page 631
10 page 631
11
January 13, 1902
South McAlester
Mine #9 Milby & Dow Owners: A Dow, John Milby
San Francisco Call January 14, 1902
South McAlester Capital 16 January 1902 p.8, col. 2
Coal Mine Gas Explosion - 10 men die
Notes
1
Dec. 28, 1901
Hartshorne
 
 
Cage Dumped
6 Killed
1
Apri 30 (29), 1901
Alderson
Choctaw, Okalhoma and Gulf Railway, Operated by McAlester Coal company
Anderson #5
San Francisco Call
Coal Mine Gas Explosion - 5 killed 7 injured, 1 missing
Emanuel Taylor, Wiley & John Clark, Andrew Pesol (Pescol), Domieco Wenoluty (Wolf), Ed Andrews, pat Woods, Paul Notax, Mose Larrett, L. W. Bryan
6 Killed
1
Los Angeles Herald
Jan 4, 1897
Anderson
Anderson #1
 
Explosion
5 Killed
1
1894
Strike shut down most Indianterritory mine operations
 
Notes near bottom
     
Mar. 13, 1893
Anderson
 
 
Windy Shot Causes Explosion
9 killed
1,6
Jan. 7, 1892
Krebs
Krebs #11 - Osage Coal and Mining Company's Mine
Osage Map
RR map of Krebs mines
McAlester news-Capital
1892 Krebs 11 Notes
OSU Digital
 
"windy shot" set off an explosion that quickly swept through the entire mine
100 killed
1,6
Apr. 4, 1887
Vinita
Savanna #2
Notes OSU Digital
Coal Mine Gas Explosion
18 killed
1, 4, 5(April 5th), 6, 8
May 21, 1885
Alderson
Slope mine, in room No. 31.
 
These five men were all injured by an explosion of fire damp in the Alderson Slope mine, in room No. 31.
which room had been known to have developed some fire damp; room had been marked with cautionary sign indicating that "gas" should
be "brushed out" before entering same with naked lights. Sannons and
Cameron who were "buddies" were working this room, and Sannons
went in with a naked light, in disregard of the rules and caution mark.
and placed his naked light on a pile of coal about 6 feet from the face.
He then proceeded to brush out the "gas", brushing it right onto the
lamp when it immediately exploded, burning Cameron and himself as described. Obert, Groter and Gordon were passing along the entry in
front of the mouth of room No. 31 and were badly burned as described.
Obert's injuries terminating fatally."
Jerdon Groter (Colored) miner, age 49 years, burned about face
and hands
James Gordon (Colored) miner, age 41, burned about face
and hands
Peter Cameron (Polander) miner, age 28, burned about face,
hands, arms and back
Frank R. Strnnons (Polander) miner, age 38,
burned about face, hands, and chest
Joe Obert (Italian) miner, age 28,
burned from head to hips, fatally
12
April 16, 1885
Hartshorne
mine No. 1
 
severely burned about head, arms, and
body. These men were injured by an explosion of fire damp which had
collected in a fall of top, near face. They had been furnished with safety lamps and instructed to use them, but disregarded their instructions
and went to the face with naked lamps which ignited the gas and caused
their injuries. They had also been instructed to wear shirts at this work
and this neglect aggravated their injuries
Frank Vesmick (Austrian) age 33 years
John Seclioski
(Austrian) age 26 years
12
March 12,1885
Hartshome
mine No. 1
 
miner, age 34 years; fatal. This man mistook a shot which had been fired by another miner for his, and went
back to the face, when the shot went off, killing him instantly
Louis Morofski (Polander)
12
March 8, 1885
Krebs
 
Muskogee Indian Journal if you can find it
Explosion
12 killed
1, 5(March 28,1885)
March 1, 1885
Krebs
mine No. 11
RR map of Krebs mines
 
miner, age 40 years; chest and back bruised
from fall of top slate
Peter Marco (Italian)
12
February 26,1885
Krebs
mine No. 10
RR map of Krebs mines
 
trapper, age 13 years; simple fracture
of left arm; struck by bumper of car
James Frame (Scotch)
12
November 21, 1884
Hartshorne
mine No. 1
 
miner, age 40 years; killed instantly;
went back to examine shot which had hung fire; when it exploded,
killing him
John Hamilton (Colored)
12
November 16, 1884
Krebs
mine No. 2
RR map of Krebs mines
 
miner, age 38 years; burned on face and hands; carried naked lamp into face of No. 72 west entry, exploding fire damp, after being warned.
George Rachel (Hungarian)
12
November 10, 1884
Krebs
Osage Coal & Mining
Company's shaft number 2
 
slope cleaner, age 66 years. Fracture
and paralysis of vertebra; struck by pit car
Joseph Jung (German)
12
October 26, 1884
 
Galbraith's slope
 
miner, age 47 years. Fracture of ver- tebra, causing complete and permanent paralysis; fall of slate while
propping roof of room
Mose Fennell (English)
12
October 25, 1884
Coalgate
Southwest- ern Coal and Improvement Company's mine number 4.
 
driver, age 21 years; small bone In arm broken ; arm caught between bar and pit car
John Constatto (Italian
12
October 15, 1884
Alderaon
Slopemine
 
miner, age 30 years; burned about
face, neck, arms and hands; explosion of fire damp caused by his taking in naked lamp after being warned of the presence of gas
Henry Sherwood (English)
12
October 13, 1884
Lehigh
Atoka Coal & Mining Company's strip pits.
 
strip pit boss, age 41 years; face
and hands badly burned and sight partially destroyed; explosion of
powder while preparing shot
Richard Whalen (American)
12
October 4, 1884
Alderson
Slopemine
 
miner, age 23 years; thigh broken; loose coal fell on him while undermining it
Antone Benedictchick (German)
12
October 1, 1884
Krebs
Osage Coal & Mining Company's shaft number 11
RR map of Krebs mines
 
inside foreman, age 34 years, left leg bro en above ankle; struck by wheels of pit car which had fallen down shatt,
he being near bottom of shaft
David John (Welsh)
12
August 8, 1884
Alderson
 
 
fatal; coupling link broke causing trip to break loose on slope, running back on him and killing him lnstantly
Frank Place (Lithuanian);
12
             
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