Plymouth, PA Coal Mine Accident, Mar 1890


Mine disasters seem to be contagious. The accident, which occurred in No. 12 Plymouth Coal Co.'s colliery, and which was reported in the Leader, hurt two men so badly that they are not likely to recover. One of them, JAMES LEONARD, aged 28 years, married, with a wife and one child, had his right arm fractured, one eye blown out, and his left leg broken in three or four places. THOMAS OWENS, aged 32 years, married with a wife and several children, had both legs broken. They were tamping a rock hole when the blast exploded.

Wilkes-Barre Evening Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 6 Mar 1890