Mahanoy City, PA Buck Mount Colliery Gas Explosion, Nov 1900

Fatal Gas Explosion In Pennsylvania Colliery

Mahanoy City, Nov. 9.- One man was killed, five others probably fatally injured and 20 others more or less seriously injured by an explosion of gas at the Buck Mount colliery two miles from here:

Killed:
JAMES GRIFFIN.

Fatally Injured:
Jose Storkenus.
Edward Galligher.
Charles Jones.
Henry O’Bright.
John G. McGlynn.

As far as can be learned the explosion was apparently due to Edward Gallagher going into an abandoned working place with a naked lamp which ignited the gas.

Idaho Statesman, Boise, ID 10 Nov 1900