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Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company
Lance No. 11 Colliery Explosion

Plymouth, Pennsylvania
September 21, 1893
No. Killed 6



Terrible Fatal Explosion in a Mine
Boston Evening Transcript
September 21, 1893

By an explosion of gas in the Lance Colliery No. 11, of the Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company at Plymouth, Pa.

Thursday, five men were instantly killed and five others seriously injured.

The dead are:
David M. Jones, contractor
William Jones, rock miner
John Flanagan, mason
Owen P. Jones, miner
Joshua Golightly, assistant mine foreman

The injured are:
Owen L. Evans, arm dislocated
Thomas Williams, ribs broken
D. B. Davis, shoulder dislocated
John Cummings, leg broken
James Morgan, face cut and scalp wounds

The accident was caused by Joshua Golightly, who entered a body of gas with his naked lamp.



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