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 EARLY ALASKA GOLD MINING FATALITIES
1913-1923

DATE
NAME
NATIONALITY
AGE
STATUS
CHILDREN
EMPLOYER
CAUSE OF DEATH
7/15/1913
JAMES HARRINGTON
IRISH
25


ALASKA GASTINEAU MINING CO.
EXPLOSION
7/31/1913
JOHN STEPEIPOVICH DRAIGO
ITALIAN



FALLON & MITCHEL
FAIRBANKS DISTRICT
KILLED BY RUN OF GRAVEL
8/13/1913
STEVEN GATTI
ITALIAN



PETERSON & CRAIG
FAIRBANKS DISTRICT
KILLED BY RUN OF GRAVEL
8/16/1913
HARRY R. HOOD
AMERICAN
23


ALASKA GASTINEAU MINING CO.
FUMES FROM BURNING POWDER MAGAZINE
8/16/1913
MAT. SAMOVICH
MONTENEGRIN
22


ALASKA GASTINEAU
MINING CO.
FUMES FROM BURNING POWDER MAGAZINE
8/18/1913
CARL KNUDSON
SWEDE



HANSEN & LARSEN
NOME
CRUSHED BY FROZEN SLAB
8/21/1913
BASILIO MATTENZZO
ITALIAN
27


TREADWELL GOLD MINING CO.
KILLED BY FALLING ROCK
8/21/1913
ANEUS SAMUEL
TURK



TREADWELL GOLD MINING CO.
KILLED BY FALLING ROCK
9/6/1913
N. M. BROWN
AMERICAN



ALASKA GASTINEAU MINING CO.
FELL DOWN 180' SHAFT
9/11/1913
BAGAZO TACOEF
RUSSIAN
40


ALASKA UNTIED GOLD MINING CO.
FALLING ROCK
9/21/1913
RUDOLPH SWARTZ
AMERICAN
17


FLUME DREDGE CO.
COUNCIL DISTRICT
CAUGHT ON SHAFT OF DREDGE
10/17/1913
PATRICK CORBETT
IRISH



BLUE GOOSE MINING CO.
COUNCIL DISTRICT
PREMATURE EXPLOSION OF A PRIMER
10/19/1913
JOHN TRAVIS
AMERICAN



GOLD BULLION MINE
WILLOW CREEK MINING DISTRICT

BURIED IN SNOW SLIDE
10/20/1913
PAUL IVORY
AMERICAN



NOME CONSOLIDATED DREDGING COMPANY
KILLED BY ROCK FALLING FROM CONVEYOR BELT
11/22/1913
THOMAS OVERLAND
        ?



FAIRBANKS DISTRICT
FELL INTO HOLD THAT CONTAINED BOILING WATER
12/9/1913
AXEL WERTA
FINLANDER



ALASKA GASTINEAU MINING CO.
KILLED BY FALLING ROCK
12/22/1913
WARD LUGTON
AMERICAN
25


ALASKA TREADWELL GOLD MINING CO.
CAUGHT IN HOISTING CABLE

























































DATE
NAME
NATIONALITY
AGE
STATUS
OCCUPATION
EMPLOYER
CAUSE OF DEATH
1/8/1915
STEPHEN NAAS
CANADIAN
38
SINGLE
MINER
GLASSER & NASS
KNOCKED OFF LADDER BY BUCKET
1/29/1915
PETER ERICKSON
SWEDE
46

?
?
FELL DOWN SHAFT WHILE PROSPECTING
2/?/1915
OTTO OMAN
?
?
?
?
?
FELL DOWN SHAFT ON SEVENTY MILE CREEK
5/4/1915
AXTEL HELLUND
FINLANDER
31

MINER
ED. HEARN
TENDERFOOT CR.
SPINE BROKEN BY FALLING SLAB
6/3/1915
RICHARD HASSELBERG
SWEDE
34
SINGLE
STOPE BOSS
AK UNITED GOLD MINING CO.
SLAB FELL ON HIM/DIED NEXT DAY
6/7/1915
JOHN BONAR
RUSSIAN
21
MARRIED
LABORER
BEATSON COPPER CO.
HEART FAILURE WHILE AVOIDING ROCK FALL
6/29/1915
ANTON SEPICH
AUSTRIAN
58
MARRIED
MINER
AK TREADWELL GOLD MINING CO.
FELL OFF ROOF
7/10/1915
RICHARD OPITZ
SWISS
36
SINGLE
MACHINE HELPER
AK GASTINEAU MINING CO.
KILLED BY FALLING ROCK
7/10/1915
RALPH MARITINI
ITALIAN
24
SINGLE
MINER
PACIFIC COAST GYPSUM CO.
KILLED BY FALLING PLANK
9/15/1915
R. MILKE
CANADIAN
30?
MARRIED
MINER
GRANBY CONSOLIDATED MFG.
DRILLED INTO AND MISSED HOLE IN BOULDER
10/8/1915
JOHN CANALE
ITALIAN
24
SINGLE
MINER
U.S. SMELTING AND REFINING CO.
EXPLOSION
10/13/1915
MATO JONO
AUSTRIAN
38

MINER
ELLAMAR MINING CO.
LEG CRUSHED/AMPUTATED DIED FROM LOSS OF BLOOD
10/19/1915
LUIGI BATTELO
ITALIAN
38
MARRIED (1 CHILD)
MINER
AK UNITED GOLD MINING CO.
CRUSHED BY ROCK
11/5/1915
TONY UJCICH
AUSTRIAN
36
MARRIED (3 CHILDREN)
NIPPER
AK GASTINEAU MINING CO.
EXPLOSION
11/9/1915
CHAS. STEVENS
GERMAN
42
MARRIED
MACHINE MAN IN SHAFT
AK MEXICAN GOLD MINING CO.
EXPLOSION
11/15/1915
MAURICE LIBBRECK
BELGIAN
23
SINGLE
CHUTE PUNCHER
AK UNITED GOLD MINING CO.
CRUSHED TO DEATH
11/27/1915
LOUIS TABACOVICH
?
?
?
CHUCK SENDER
KENNECOTT COPPER CORP.
FELL 60'
11/27/1915
ANDRA DEL CASTEL
ITALIAN
24
SINGLE
MACHINE MAN
AK GASTINEAU MINING CO.
BURIED WHEN ROOF FELL
11/27/1915
GEORGE MOORE
ITALIAN
35
SINGLE
CHUCK SENDER
AK GASTINEAU MINING CO.
BURIED WHEN ROOF FELL
11/30/1915
PETER ROGULJ
AUSTRIAN
33
SINGLE
CHUTE PUNCHER
AK GASTINEAU MINING CO.
CRUSHED
12/11/1915
JOHN C. BYARD
AMERICAN
38
SINGLE
LABORER
AK JUNEAU GOLD MINING CO.
BURIED BY SLIDE
12/18/1915
EDW. SHANDA
AMERICAN
28
MARRIED (1 CHILD)
OILER
AK MEXICO GOLD MINING CO.
CRUSHED



















DATE DIED
NAME
NATIONALITY
OCCUPATION
AGE
MARRIED/SINGLE
CHILDREN UNDER 16
EMPLOYER
CAUSE OF DEATH
1/3/1916
EUGENE M. KELLY
AMERICAN
MACHINE MAN
40
MARRIED
3
ALASKA JUNEAU GOLD MINE CO.
BACK BROKEN IN DIRT SLIDE
1/4/1916
DOMENICO CIOTTA
ITALIAN
MINER
41
MARRIED
4
ALASKA JUNEAU GOLD MINE CO.
DYNAMITE EXPLOSION
1/4/1916
GUIO GUIZZO
ITALIAN
MINER
29
SINGLE

ALASKA JUNEAU GOLD MINE CO.
DYNAMITE EXPLOSION
1/16/1916
ERNEST GOST
GREEK
MINER
26
SINGLE

KENNECOTT COPPER CORP.
BURIED BY EARTH SUFFOCATED
3/17/1916
JAMES GUNN
ENGLISH
DRIVER
33
SINGLE

ALASKA UNITED GOLD MINE CO.
KILLED BY FALLING ROCK
3/21/1916
EMIL OSWALD HEINZE
GERMAN
MUCKER
50


KENNECOTT COPPER CORP.
CRUSHED BY TIMBER SKIP
3/22/1916
JOSEPH VIZETTI Sr.
ITALIAN
MACHINEMAN
51
MARRIED
5
ALASKA GASTINEAU MINE CO.
CRUSHED BY FALLING SLAB
3/31/1916
GUS P. CLAREY
AMERICAN
MACHINEMAN
26


ALASKA UNITED GOLD MINE CO.
KILLED BY FALLING ROCK
4/19/1916
ARNOLD C. BONSDORFF
DANE
LABORER
34
SINGLE

ALASKA JUNEAU GOLD MINE CO.
CRUSHED UNDER TRAM CAR
4/27/1916
JOE KOSICH
AUSTRIAN
MACHINEMAN
26
SINGLE

ALASKA JUNEAU GOLD MINE CO.
BURIED BY ORE
7/1/1916
OSCAR JOHNSON
SWEDE
SHIFT BOSS
33
SINGLE

ELLAMAR MINING CO.
CRUSHED AGAINST SHAFT TIMBERS
7/13/1916
NIK KRINIS
GREEK
BULLDOZER
47
MARRIED
5
ALASKA UNTED GOLD MINING CO.
CRUSHED UNDER SLAB
7/15/1916
RUNE CARLSON
AMERICAN
MOTOR MAN
22
SINGLE

ALASKA GASTINEAU MINING CO.
FELL INTO OREWAY
8/4/1916
NICK OLSON
RUSSIAN
SKIP TENDER
?


CHICHAGOFF MINING CO.
THROWN OUT OF SKIP AND FELL DOWN SHAFT
8/7/1916
CHRISTOFER CHRISTOFERSEN
NORWEGIAN
MINER
28
SINGLE

ALASKA INDUSTRIAL CO.
FELL INTO OREWAY
8/13/1916
FRED MATTSON
FINLANDER
TRAMMER AND CAGER
23
SINGLE

ELLAMAR MINING CO.
FELL INTO SHAFT
8/15/1916
JOSEPH GRETLAND
NORWEGIAN
MINER
28
SINGLE

MT. ANDREW MINING CO.
KILLED BY FALLING ROCK
9/6/1916
OLE ROEN
NORWEGIAN
MACHINEMAN
22
SINGLE

ALASKA JUNEAU MINING CO.
ASPHYXIATED BY POWDER GASES
10/25/1916
GUS VOS
HOLLANDER
STEEL WORKER
30
SINGLE

ALASKA JUNEAU MINING CO.
CRUSHED BY STEEL PLATES
10/26/1916
A. SHEBOFF
RUSSIAN
MUCKER
23
SINGLE

ALASKA GASTINEAU MINING CO.
CRUSHED BY FALLING ROCK
11/30/1916
LOUIS TREMENTINE
ITALIAN
MINER
49
MARRIED
5
KENNICOTT COPPER CORP.
CRUSHED BY FALLING SLAB
12/14/1916
H. D. McCLELLAN
AMERICAN
LINEMAN
37
MARRIED
2
ALASKA GASTINEAU MINING CO.
BURIED IN SNOW SLIDE


















 

DATE DIED
NAME
NATIONALITY
OCCUPATION
AGE
MARRIED/SINGLE
CHILDREN UNDER 16
EMPLOYER
CAUSE OF DEATH
?
ALEX WOODSIDE
SCOTCH
OPERATOR
?
?
?
WATSON  & WOODSIDE
CRUSHED BY FALLING BUCKET AFTER CABLE BROKE
5/10/1916
MICHAEL PASICH
HUNGARIAN
MUCKER
24


GOLD HILL MINING CO.
BURIED BY GRAVEL
7/2/1916
CHAS HEENEY
IRISH
OPERATOR
42


HEENY, PIKE & MILLER
CRUSHED BY FALLING GRAVEL
7/11/1916
ALBERT BJORKLUND
SCANDANAVIAN
OPERATOR
42


BJORKLUND & BACHNER
OVERCOME BY FUMES AND FELL OUT OF LIFT BUCKET IN SHAFT
8/?/1916
JACK SEABERG
SCANDANAVIAN
OPERATOR
30


SEABERG & ISLER
KILLED BY FALLING BOOM
8/?/1916
OSCAR ERICKSON
SWEDE
PROSPECTOR
?


OSCAR ERICKSON
OVERCOME BY FUMES FROM FIRE
10/11/1916
ANDROS PETER THEODORE ANDERSON
NORWEGIAN
ENGINEER



C. E. KIMBALL CO.
DROWNED AFTER FALLING FROM SCOW


DATE
NAME
NATIONALITY
AGE
OCCUPATION
EMPLOYER
CAUSE OF DEATH


1/2/1921
JACK DEXTRY
AMERICAN
24
BRAKEMAN
AK GASTINEAU MINING CO.
RUN OVER BY TRAIN


1/21/1921
WILLIAM WEST
FINLANDER
30
BULLDOZER
AK JUNEAU GOLD MINING CO.
EXPLOSTION


2/6/1921
OSCAR HANSON
NORWEGIAN
34
PIPEMAN
KENNECOTT COPPER CORP.
FELL A LONG DISTANCE


3/27/1921
W. E. EGAN
AMERICAN
?
CONTRACTOR
VALDEZ GOLD CO.
SHOUP GLACIER
BURIED IN SNOW SLIDE


4/10/1921
GUSTAV VIAENE
BELGIAN
41
TOPMAN
CHICHAGOFF MINING CO.
FELL 300' DOWN SHAFT


5/15/1921
MATT SLUJO
AUSTRIAN
35
CONTRACTOR
AK UNITED GOLD MINING CO.
TREADWELL
DIED OF SHOCK AFTER FINGER CRUSHED/CUT OFF


6/16/1921
H. GREENE
ENGLISH
29
HOISTMAN
KENNECOTT COPPER CORP.
FELL FROM AERIAL TRAMWAY


7/25/1921
TOM BROWN
SCOTCHMAN
56
BULLDOZER
AK UNITED GOLD MINING CO.
FELL  140' INTO ORE CHUTE


8/3/1921
RUDOLPH J. PORAK
AMERICAN
43
CARPENTER
KENNECOTT COPPER CORP.
FELL FROM AERIAL TRAMWAY


8/22/1921
MIKE SULLIVAN
IRISH
?
?
AK TREADWELL GOLD MINING CO.  NEAR McGRATH
FELL DOWN GARNET SHAFT


8/21/1921
WILLIAM BYRON BARTHOLF
AMERICAN
44
PART OWNER
LUCKY SHOT GOLD MINE
WILLOW CREEK MINING DISTRICT

LEG CRUSHED AND PARTIALLY AMPUTATED BY MACHINERY / DIED IN ROUTE TO MEDICAL HELP.


9/12/1921
JOSEPH A. LAUBNER
AMERICAN
54
?
CONSOLIDATED GOLD MINE WILLOW CREEK MINING DISTRICT
KILLED BY ROCK SLIDE


9/29/1921
ELMER SAINIO
FINLANDER
28
MUCKER
CHICHIGOFF MINING CO.
KILLED WHEN BUNK HOUSE COLLAPSED DURING WIND STORM


12/14/1921
GUST DEVOS
BELGIAN
37
CONTRACT MINER
KENNECOTT COPPER CORP.
EXPLOSION


12/27/1921
D. C. HOYT
AMERICAN
31
CHIEF ENGINEER
KENNECOTT COPPER CORP.
KILLED IN SNOW SLIDE






















DATE
NAME
AGE
NATIONALITY
OCCUPATION
EMPLOYER
CAUSE OF DEATH

1/9/1923
BLAGOJE DRASHOVICH
AKA WILLIAM DRASICH
37
MONTENEGRAN
MINER
HIRST-CHICHAGOFF MINING CO.
CRUSHED BY SLAB OF ROCK

2/27/1923
ANDREW MERICKLE
67
AMERICAN
DITCH TENDER
AK JUNEAU GOLD MINING CO.
EARTH AND SNOW SLIDE

4/6/1923
ARTHUR ROBINSON
37
BELGIAN
OPERATOR
J. P. SCHOESER
FELL FROM BUCKET

4/10/1923
WILLIAM MOSES
27
INDIAN
LABORER
AK JUNEAU GOLD MINING CO.
FELL DOWN A RAISE

5/11/1923
WILLIAM RILEY
23
AMERICAN
CAR LOADER
AK JUNEAU GOLD MINING CO.
ELECTROCUTED

7/9/1923
JOHNNY W. JOHNSON
23
INDIAN
BULLDOZER
AK JUNEAU GOLD MINING CO.
FELL 140' DOWN A CHUTE

7/13/1923
JOHN PAWLUK
31
AUSTRIAN
BULLDOZER
AK JUNEAU GOLD MINING CO.
KILLED BY RUN OF ORE

8/9/1923
NICK ZUKOFF
29
RUSSIAN
BULLDOZER
AK JUNEAU GOLD MINING CO.
BURIED BY RUN OF ORE

10/7/1923
ERNEST J. COUSE
AKA JOHN COUSE
63
AMERICAN
BLACKSMITH
H. W. ATWOOD
FAIRBANKS
DIED FROM CUT ON LEG

10/23/1923
TONY CARINA
22
ITALIAN
LABORER
KENNECOTT COPPER CORP.
BURIED DURING SLIDE - DUG OUT BUT DIED NEXT DAY

10/19/1923
MILO PAROVICH
39
MONTENEGRAN
MINER
KENNECOTT COPPER CORP.
CRUSHED BY FALLING SLAB





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