Report Volume 7, PT. 3

Report Volume 7, PT. 3

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ... piece of slate, under which he had a prop, fell on him, inflicting very serioits injuries. His face was cut in a shocking manner, and his thigh was also broken. The fall struck him on the back part of the head, driving his face down into the sharp edges of the coal beneath. Cassady said the slate had been hanging several days and had no idea it was dangerous. On April 26, an accident occurred to James Haley, a miner, at Penn shaft No. 1, by which he had a leg broken and injuries to his back by slate in his room. On May the 4th an accident occurred to Philip J. Kline, a miner, aged thirty, working at Penn Gas Coal Company's mine. Kline, who worked in a room in the Coal Run mine, was loading a wagon, and had not noticed the dapgerous condition of the slate under which he was at work, when it fell, crushing his arm so badly that amputation was found necessary a short time alter it occurred. Thomas Buzza was fatally injured at Walton & Co.'s upper road, West Elizabeth, by a blow from a prop he was removing in the mine. Buzza, who was at work on a pillar, had completed his day's work at mining, and having a number of props under the slate he wished to remove, commenced to knock them out in the middle of the room, instead of at one side. 'After he had knocked out one or two props a large mass of slate fell, knocking out another of the standing timbers, which struck Mr. Buzza a hard blow on the head, felling him to the ground. Some of his fellow-tvorkmen went to his assistance, and it was found he had sustained serious injuries. He was removed to his home, but died the next day. An inquest was held by the coroner, and the jury returned a verdict of accidental death. Buzza was a married man, and left a widow and three children. The more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236645456
  • 9781236645456