united states mine rescue association Mine Disasters in the United States
Lykens No. 1 Mine Collapse
September 14, 1966
No. killed – 3
Excerpt from an article in The Post-Standard, Syracuse, New York on Sept. 16, 1966
Rescue teams near Pottsville, Pa., hampered by a driving rainstorm which turned the area into a sea of mud and dumped streams of water down the mine shaft, clawed their way through tons of rock and coal to reach three men trapped by a cave-in.
After 20 hours of digging they found Russell Dibert of Wiconsico, Pa., and John Hnaeishon and Stanley Gravish, both of Cumbola, Pa., dead. The coroner said they suffocated.