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Coal Miners Memorial
Beach Cliff Mine,

Imperial,
Allegheny County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that mined the Bituminous Coal seams of the Beach Cliff Mine, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

Raymond A. Washlaski, Historian, Editor,
Ryan P. Washlaski, Technical Editor,

Updated Sept. 16, 2010

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Beach Cliff Mine


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Beach Cliff Mine, Imperial, Allegheny Co., PA.   The coal miners names have been researched and complied from various sources by Raymond A. Washlaski, Historian: newspaper obits, newspaper articles, Pennsylvania Bureau of Mines Reports, township histories, and names of coal miners submitted by various people, etc..
The Nationalities listed for various miners, are taken directly from "Report of the Department of Mines of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA" as reported for the various years.  Those listed as American, could be either native born or naturalized citizens.
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Since 1870, Pennsylvania's Annual Report on Mining Activities has recorded 51,483 deaths from mining accidents-- 31,113 deaths in anthracite mines and 20,370 deaths in bituminous mines.

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COAL MINERS MEMORIAL
BEACH CLIFF MINE
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Catcher, Ludwig
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1892, Beach Cliff Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 21, married.);
(Killed.  Ludwig Catcher, miner, was fatally injured by a premature blast on March 28, in Beach Cliff Mine.  He died one week after the accident.  The deceased was engaged, with several other men, in blasting down the roof in one of the entries, and the evidence of the parties working near himwent to show that after charging the blast, he either bent or broke off the end of the squib before lighting it, and consequently had not time to retreat to a safe place before the discharge of the shot.  The matter of bending or breaking the match end of a squib so as to cause the shots to explode little sooner, is a very dangerous practice, but it is often indulged in by a large number of miners.)
Cook, John
(Miner, Mule Driver ca.1886, Beach Cliff Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 20.);
(Injured.  Collar bone broken by a coal car passing over him, in the Beach Cliff Mine, Oct. 25, 1886.)
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Fentil, Wellington
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1892, Beach Cliff Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 40.);
(Injured.  Leg broken and otherwise injured by a fall of slate, in the BEach Cliff Mine, Sept. 26, 1892.)
Fredary, John
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1892, Beach Cliff Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 37, married.);
(Killed.  John Fredary, a Hungarian Miner, was killed by a fall of slate in the Beach Cliff Mine on May 21, 1892.  This man was carelessly working under a large mass of loose slate beside a clay vein, without having set any props under it for a safeguard.  The fact of the slate being liberated to the clay vain should have been sufficient warning to have put him on his guard, but he seems to have worked along heedless of the danger.)
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Kraus-Kunder, Pan.
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1892, Beach Cliff Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 25.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of slate, in the Beach Cliff Mine, April 14, 1892.)
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McKay, Harry
(Miner, Laborer ca.1886, Beach Cliff Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 23.);
(Injured.  Slightly hurt by the breaking of the shute. Outside the Beach Cliff Mine, Aug. 5, 1886.)
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Springfield, August
(Miner, ca.1896, Beech Cliff Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 41.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Beech Cliff Mine, August 24, 1896.)
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Zentko, Andrew
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1892, Beach Cliff Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 39.);
(Injured.  Leg broken and seriously injured otherwise by a fall of slate, in the Beach Cliff Mine, Sept. 6, 1892.)
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