Report Volume 8, Pts. 1879-1880

Report Volume 8, Pts. 1879-1880

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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: ...could be attached to anyone. V David Sarfiet had his leg broken on June 5, while at work in his room. Hewas a miner at Monastery mines, operated by the Edgar Thompson Steel Company, situated in Westmoreland county. The injury was caused by slate falling on him in his room, number 19, main heading, and the leg was broken below the knee. ', On June 8, Edward Daley, a miner, working for the Pennsylvania Gas Coal Company, at the number four mines, got his leg broken, by-a fall of slate. Daley was filling a wagon when the fall occurred. I found, upon examination, the slate was full of slips and faulty, and the roof very treacherous, being very hard to guard against. James Fairchild, mining boss at Fayette mines, was hurt June 19, by fall of roof. One of the rooms had fallen in and shut in a wagon, and Mr. Fairchild went to assist in getting it out, and, while thus engaged, some more of the roof fell, striking him on the leg, dislocating the ankle. The "injuries were not very serious. John Russell, a young miner, aged eighteen, employed at the Globe mines, near Broadford, Fayette county, was killed instantly on June 19, by fall of roof coal and slate. Young Russell usually worked with his father, but of late had been working alone. About noon, Russell went to the mining boss, Thomas Hepplewhite, and told him he had finished his place he had been working in last, and asked Hepplewhite to give him another one to enable him to complete his day s work. Hepplewhite complied with his request, and then went out to dinner. Russell went to work in the place pointed out by the pit boss, and a short time after, when he was about finishing loading the first wagon, a large mass of roof coal and slate fell, completely covering the young man, more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236588681
  • 9781236588685