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Joseph Henry Abdomnik

  • Birth 1908 Centerville, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 22 Jul 1944 Eckhart, Allegany County, Maryland, USA
  • Burial Frostburg, Allegany County, Maryland, USA
  • Memorial ID 132559228

He was the son of Stanley Abdomnik and Anna Hanchick and the husband of Mary Bobick. He was killed in a coal mining accident at Eckhart Mine #10.

Maryland Bureau of Mines, Inspector’s Annual Report

On July 22, 1944, about 12:45 P.M., Joseph Adomnik, a coal loader, employed in the No. 10 Mine of The Consolidated Fuel Company, Eckhart Mines, Maryland, Tyson coal seam, was fatally injured by a fall of roof rock.
Mr. Joseph Adomnik, a miner, was instantly killed by a fall of roof rock while working in No. 16 room in 10 Butt Right Heading, Mine No.10, Eckhart Mines, Md. Mr. Adomnik was working with Mr. Bernard Heneghan, Mr. Charles E. Sluss and Mr. Arthur Leasure. They had started to load out the second cut of coal and the victim was loading on the left side of the conveyor. He had loaded out a space about 6’ to 8’ wide and from all indications was getting ready to set some props and was measuring a prop when the rock fell, crushing him under it. A shovel, ax, and a prop were lying close to the victim and his pick was under the rock in his hand when found. The timbering in the place was standard and all precautions were being taken to keep the working place in a safe condition.

Mr. Adomnik was listed as an American, age 36, married with four dependents, and residing at Eckhart Mines, Md.

Recommendation: More frequent testing of the roof. Miner was working under loose rock.

Remarks: It appears from all records in this accident that victim was working too far under the bad roof. The rock struck him on the head knocking him forward under it.

Compensation awarded was $5,000 direct payment and $125 for funeral costs.


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  • Created by: Shawn McGreevy
  • Added: 9 Jul 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 132559228
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Henry Abdomnik (1908–22 Jul 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 132559228, citing Saint Michaels Cemetery, Frostburg, Allegany County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Shawn McGreevy (contributor 47382209) .