Report on the Mining Methods and Appliances Used in the Anthracite Coal Fields

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Board of Commissioners, 1883 - Anthracite coal - 579 pages

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Page 504 - ... neglect or failure aforesaid, a right of action shall accrue to the widow and lineal heirs of the person whose life shall be lost for like recovery of damages for the injury they shall have sustained.
Page 513 - The owner or agent of every coal mine shall provide at least two shafts, or slopes, or outlets, separated by natural strata of not less than one hundred and fifty feet in breadth, by which shafts, slopes, or outlets distinct means of ingress and egress are always available to the persons employed in the coal mine...
Page 508 - ... employed therein, any but experienced, competent and sober engineers ; and no engineer in charge of such engine shall allow any person, except such as may be deputed for that purpose, by the owner or agent, to interfere with it or any part of the machinery, and no person shall interfere or in any way intimidate the engineer in the discharge of his duties ; and...
Page 497 - ... and shall ascertain that the mine is free from danger, and the workmen shall not enter the mine until such examination has been made and reported, and the cause of danger, if any, be removed.
Page 499 - It shall be the duty of the inspector upon being notified as herein provided to immediately repair to the scene of the accident, and make such suggestions as may appear necessary to secure the future safety of the men ; and if the results of the explosion...
Page 503 - ... or shall handle or disturb any part of the machinery of the hoisting engine, or open a door to a mine and not have the same closed again, whereby danger is produced, either...
Page 504 - For any injury to person or property, occasioned by any willful violation« of this Act, or willful failure to comply with any of its provisions, a right of action shall accrue to the party injured, for any direct damages sustained thereby...

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