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Coal Miners Memorial
Oak Ridge Mine,

Allegheny County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated March 12, 2009

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Oak Ridge Mine


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Oak Ridge Mine, 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
OAK RIDGE MINE
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Borafski, Andy
(Miner Boy, ca.1892, Oak Ridge Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 14.);
(Killed.  Killed by a fall of slate, in the Oak Ridge Mine, Nov. 22, 1892.)
Boyle, James J.
(Superintendent, ca.1900, ca.1901, ca.1903, ca.1905, of the Oak Ridge Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Pittsburg Coal Company.)
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Cargle, Joseph
(Miner Boy, Mule Driver ca.1898, Oak Ridge Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 18, single.);
(Injured.  Both legs broken and hurt about the head and breast;  fell under full mine cars, in the Oak Ridge Mine, Jan. 3, 1898.)
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Keefer, W. W.
(General Superintendent, ca.1903, ca.1905, Pittsburg Coal Company, Oak Ridge Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
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McClean, R. J.
(General Superintendent, ca.1917, R. J. McClean Coal Company, Oakridge Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
McClean, William
(American Miner, Weigh-Boss ca.1917, Oakridge Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 28, married, 3 children.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed while dumping a mine car of coal into chute at th top of the hill.  A temporary dump had been erected with wooden horns on it, and when the victim attempted to dump the loaded mine car the wooden horns gave way and the mine car plunged forward, releasing chain on lever rod, and a hook on said chain caught him under the chin, throwing him down and breaking his jaw bone, outside the Oakridge Mine, July 6, 1917.)
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Schluederberg, Geo. W.
(Superintendent, ca.1892, ca.1898, Oak Ridge Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Oak Ridge Coal Company, Limited.);
(General Superintendent, ca.1900, ca.1901, Pittsburg Coal Company, Oak Ridge Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
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