Remembering 7, 1911- Pancoast Mine Disaster


THROOP,  LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) Today, April 7,  in local history will forever be known as “black Friday” in the MId Valley Borough of Throop.

    106 years ago today was the largest mine disaster in Lackawanna County History.

On April 7, 1911… 72  people died in the Pancoast   Mine disaster.

    Eyewitness News photojournalist Joseph Butash takes a look back.

Learn more about the history of Lackawanna County at the Historical Society

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