Public Documents Volume 4

Public Documents Volume 4

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... examined this mine there has been great improvements made beginning at the tipple a grade of two miles was excavated to the new drift, then for two miles In this mine, the main haulage road was graded to the face with a 1% grade In favor of loads, which practically drains the mine, sixty pound steel rails were laid, electric lights were Installed at all switches and along the haulage ways, haulage roads are kept rlean from debris, refuge holes are kept In compliance with the law, drift mouths have been concreted. The roof is shot down to black slate and wire Is put up seven feet high. Roof In some places Is very dangerous and needs careful watching. Wet entries liberating small quantities of water, generally liberates explosive gas from pockets which is taken care of by sufficient ventilation. Ventilation is produced by an 18 foot fan producing 106,000 cubic feet of air per minute, and is divided into the two mines. Mules gather the coal to sidetracks, then to tipple by electric locomotives. Stretchers, lamps and a first aid kit are kept on band. This mine has a tonnage of 1.000 tons and no fatal accidents. Benjamin Lewis, General Manager, T. L. Smith, Mine Foreman. Elkhorn, West Virginia. Lem Smith, Assistant Foreman. A. J. Stewart, Superintendent, T. S. Campbell, Fire Boss. Keystone, West Virginia. KIMBALL POCAHONTAS COAL COMPANY. Big Foir. No. 1119. Virginia.--This is a small mine located six miles east of Welch, on the main line of the Norfolk and Western Railway and operates the No. 3 Pocahontas seam, five and one-half feet thick, with a dangerous roof, and has a record of one fatal accident. It has a tonnage of 150 tons per day. The ventilation has not been the best and could be Improved by sinking a shaft at face of present main...show more

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  • Paperback | 510 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 903g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236861957
  • 9781236861955