The Official Historical Society of Schuylkill County

Death in the Mines

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Author J.Stuart Richards
Description: Since 1870, mining disasters have claimed the lives of over 30,000 men and boys who worked underground in the anthracite mines of Pennsylvania. The constant threat of fire, explosion, collapsed rock and deadly gas brought miners face to face with death on a daily basis. Through original journal and newspaper accounts, the author revisits Pennsylvania’s most notorious mining accidents and rescue attempts from 1869-1943.