Mining Disasters of the Wyoming Valley (Images of America) by Bryan Glahn

By Bryan Glahn

Ten-year-old Willie Hatton used to be excited to go to his father on the Avondale Mine at the morning of September 6, 1869. unfortunately, Willie could die in his father�s hands that day, and so may 108 different miners, all sufferers of a awful fireplace that tore throughout the shaft, trapping the boys and boys and blockading the single go out. The groups of the Wyoming Valley understand firsthand the human fee of the anthracite undefined. From a cave-in at dual Shaft to an explosion on the Baltimore Tunnel to the Susquehanna River crashing throughout the roof at Knox, millions of miners left for paintings within the morning by no means to come. unfortunately, few of the tragedies may be referred to as injuries. earnings took priority over security, leaving staff to pay the associated fee for negligence, corruption, and greed.

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