Twin Shaft Disaster

Twin Shaft Disaster (HM6QN)

Location: Pittston, PA 18640 Luzerne County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 20.493', W 75° 47.156'

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On June 28, 1896, fifty-eight men were killed in a massive cave-in of rock and coal here, in the Newton Coal Company's Twin Shaft Colliery. An investigative commission, appointed by the Governor, reported on Sept. 25. Although its safety recommendations would often be ignored, the disaster was a factor that led to a stronger unionization of this region under John Mitchell after 1900.
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HM NumberHM6QN
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Year Placed1992
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 1:14pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 434243 N 4576971
Decimal Degrees41.34155000, -75.78593333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 20.493', W 75° 47.156'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 20' 29.58" N, 75° 47' 9.36" W
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Area Code(s)570
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 683-685 N Main St, Pittston PA 18640, US
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