About: Accidents in Pa. coal mines through the years
This doesn't include many people killed by trains when working for coal companies....they are linked and you would be amazed at the numbers when checking.
1965 Byrd mine Johnstown - 2 men died at bottom of a 500 foot shaft after failed crane chain with full bucket. My father took part in the search and recovery. January 5, 1965. Vic Viola had 11 children. He was accompanied by a man with the last name of May.
is that dead miners?