united states mine rescue association
Mine Disasters in
the United States
Wilkes-Barre Coal Company
Lance Colliery Explosives Detonation
May 5, 1904
No. Killed - 5
An explosion of dynamite occurred which instantly killed two men and fatally injured three other men who were in the gangway at the time.
Dynamite and exploders were stored in a box when a terrific explosion occurred. The cause of the explosion was not determined.