Bulletin of the Department of Labor Volume 21, Pts. 89-91

Bulletin of the Department of Labor Volume 21, Pts. 89-91

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... deaths of repairmen reported for the anthracite coal field, but none for the bituminous. Of the mortality from all causes, 35.5 per cent were the result of mine cars, 22.6 per cent were due to falls of coal and roof, 9.7 per cent to explosions of gas and dust, 9.7 per cent to machinery, and 6.5 per cent to powder, dynamite, and blasts. BOABMEN. Only 4 deaths of roadmen were reported from the anthracite coal fields, of which 3 were caused by mine cars. (6) There were 29 deaths among men in this occupation in the bituminous coal region, and of "According to the Pennsylvania Department of Mines, "a pnteher is the driver's helper, opening doors and doing such work." 6According to the same department, "a roadman lays the tracks and keeps them in repair." the deaths from all causes 44.8 per cent were due to gas and dust explosion, 24.1 per cent to falls of coal or roof, and 20.6 per cent to mine cars. EOCKMEN. The returns for this occupation are limited to the anthracite coal field. () There were 10 deaths from all causes, of which 40 per cent were caused by falls of coal or roof, 30 per cent by explosions of gas and dust, and 30 per cent by other causes. SINKER 8. Sinkers, or shaft sinkers, are employed in. both anthracite and bituminous mines, but relatively the occupation is of small importance in the former. There occurred 13 deaths of sinkers in anthracite mining, of which 46.1 per cent were caused by shaft accidents, and 30.8 per cent by falls of coal, rock, or slate. In the bituminous coal field 42.9 per cent of the 14 deaths were caused by falls into shafts, slopes, manways, and the remainder by various causes, most of which were not classified. STARTERS. There were 15 deaths of men in this occupation reported...show more

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  • Paperback | 580 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 30mm | 1,021g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123680662X
  • 9781236806628