Baltimore Mine Tunnel Disaster
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Oscette
N 41° 14.728 W 075° 51.643
18T E 427881 N 4566363
Quick Description: Worst mine disaster in Pennsylvania
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 11/11/2015 4:42:39 PM
Waymark Code: WMPYKP
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
Views: 4

Long Description:
Baltimore Mine Tunnel Disaster
Near here, on June 5, 1919, an explosion
and fire in the Baltimore Mine Tunnel
killed 92 and injured 60 when a fallen
trolley wire contacted a cart carrying
miners and kegs of blasting powder. One of
the deadliest industrial disasters in Pa.
history. It attracted international media
and organized labor attention. A resulting
US Bureau of Mines investigation led to
the prohibition of transporting miners
and explosives in the same rail car.
Marker Name: Baltimoe Mine Tunnel Disaster

County: Luzerne

Date Dedicated: 1/22/2014

Marker Type: Roadside

Location: On Spring St (Route 309), in front of Home Depot in Wilkes-Barre.

Category: Historic Marker

Website: Not listed

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