Increased Price of Coal; Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Interstate Commerce, United States Senate, Sixty-Sixth Congress, First[-Second] Session, Pursuant to S. Res. 126, Directing the Committee on Volume . 1-4

Increased Price of Coal; Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Interstate Commerce, United States Senate, Sixty-Sixth Congress, First[-Second] Session, Pursuant to S. Res. 126, Directing the Committee on Volume . 1-4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...of all our operating men very recently, and they told me that there is no such condition. We have men working around our mines who are 84 years old and have been in the mines 30 or 40 years. Senator Frelinghutsen. It is a dangerous occupation is it not? Mr. Guthrie. No, sir; not relatively so. The insurance commissioner of the State of Pennsylvania in his report of 1918 gives the relative rates of hazard on a number of occupations. I have not the figures with me, but there are a great many occupations accepted as standard that are more hazardous than mining. I have got those figures down at the hotel, I think, unless I left them in Pittsburgh, but they are published by the State. My recollection is that the rate of pure premium on bituminous-coal mining in Pennsylvania is 1.62 per cent of the pay roll. It is surprising when you find men working on threshing machines incur a higher rate of loss than coal miners, and there are a number of other such instances--several pages of them in typewriting. Senator Frelinghutsen. Out of your 4.000 men, how many men would work every working-day if the mines were open and they had the work? Mr. Guthrie. That would only be a guess. I should say none of them. Senator Frelinghutsen. If they had 300 working days in the year they would not work them? Mr. Guthrie. No, sir; not in my experience. Senator Frelinghutsen. They take a day off occasionally? Mr. Guthrie. Yes, sir; many of them have automobiles; they have their own gardens; they go hunting; they all go shooting. On Kabbit Day--that is, the 1st of November--you can't make them work. Kabbit Day has become an established holiday. They enjoy the same sports and privileges that the rest of us enjoy. Senator Frelinghutsen. The maximum is about $4,000? Mr. Guthrie....show more

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