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Ruptured while trying to roll a heavy

piece of rock. Small bone of ankle fractured by a fall of

rock, Jaw fractured and arm injured by a pre

mature blast. Leg fractured at ankle; was pulling rock

down and it struck him.
Engineer lost control of the engine when

they were on the cage descending the
shaft. Cage struck the bottom so hard
that the sheck injured these four men
severely.
Head severely injured by a fall of coal.
Face and hands severely burned by an
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explosion of gas.
Back and foot painfully injured by coal

which he was barring down.
Knee painfully injured by being struck by

rope at head of slope.
Leg fractured by a fall of coal.
Face and hands burned by an explosion of

powder when pushing it into a hole.
Turned water on hot ashes at the bollers

and was severely scalded by the steam.
Arm broken by a premature blast.
Severe scalp wound by being struck by
coal falling when he was barring coal

loose.
Severely burned by an explosion of gas in

a breast. S. Stoeck was fatally burned

at the same time. Hip fractured by a fall of bone-coal; he

was cautioned against going under it,

but he went.
Arm crushed under cars; afterwards am-

putated.
Painfully injured by a fall of coal.
Leg crushed under cars; afterwards am-

putated.
Face and hands slightly burned by an ex-

plosion of gas.
Both were seriously injured by a large

fall of top coal; had a car not been
at the face both would have been

crushed to death.
Thigh fractured; a piece of rock which

had been barred down rolled over upon

him. Collar bone fractured and otherwise hurt

by a blast firing while he was approaching, thinking it had 'missed."

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21, 163

Frank Glodt,

Laborer,

Oct.

8, 164

John Enotovitch,

Laborer,

12, 165

Mike Kukofski,

Miner,

15, 166

William Gage,

Miner,

16, 167
15, 168
15, 169
15, 170
18, 171
19, 172

Richard Roderick,
William Savage,
William Casper,
Mike Macavage,
Peter Kunkle,
Mike Doulut,

Miner,
Miner,
Miner,
Miner,
Laborer,
Laborer,

21, 173

Anthony Gillespie,

Miner,...........

22, 174

Dennis Noonan,

Slope tender, ....

24, 175
26, 176

Joseph Yoenski,
John Delaney,

Laborer,
Miner,

27, 177

Joseph Rosykany,

Laborer,

29, 178
30, 179

William Gilgallon,
Ludwig Marasavage,

Miner,
Miner,

31, 180

Joseph Benius,

Miner,

Nov.

1, 181

Anthony Bartovitch,

Miner,

1, 182

Thomas Hill,

Driver,

2,183
2, 184

Frank O'Hara,
Thomas B. Jenkins,

Laborer,
Footman,

2, 185

Joseph Gormitski,

Laborer,

5, 186
5, 187

Hugh W. Jones,
Joseph Teritz,

Miner.
Laborer,

7, 188

Peter Yes,

Laborer,

7, 189

John Finnegan,

Miner,

45' M 6

Nottingham,

Plymouth,

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Alden,

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Conyngham,

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Severely injured by a fall of rock.
Two ribs broken and severely cut and

bruised on head; cars ran over him.
Severely bruised and crushed by a prema-

ture blast.
Arm fractured and bruised and cut on

head and body by a fall of rock in rock

tunnel.
Face and hands burned by an explosion

of gas.
Collar bone dislocated by care running

upon him.
Severely injured; cars ran upon him. Was
told the cars were

coming, but he
walked to meet them.
Thigh fractured; platform gave way when

he and others were standing on it lifting

a collar, and the collar fell on him.
Thigh fractured by a fall of coal.
Arm fractured by being caught between a

car and door-frame.
Face and hands burned by an explosion
Back severely injured by a fall of bone

at face of breast.
Leg broken by being struck by the rope

at head of slope.
Back and legs bruised;' car struck head-

block and turned on its side upon him.
Both burned, the laborer severely, by an

explosion of gas. A blast opened
feeder, the gas accumulated and ig-
nited from their lamps.

Plymouth,

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Number of Accident.

Name of Person.

Occupation.

Date of Accident.

Nov.

8, 190
13, 191

Ben. W. Thomas,
Albert Jones,

Miner,
Runner,

16, 192

William Simonds,

Miner,

18, 193

Thomas Williams,

Laborer,

18, 194

William Keirle,

Miner,

21, 195

Christ. Brace,

Laborer,

1

23, 196

John O.shefski,

Miner,

25, 197

James Hosey,

Miner,

30, 198
4, 199

John Ede,
Michael Gorham,

Miner,
Runner,

Dec.

5, 200

William Irish,

Laborer,

1

5, 201

Michael Jaskovitch,

Miner,

6, 202

Llewelyn Evans,

Headman,

1

6, 203

Dan. McMahon,

Runner,

6, 204 6, 205

Albert (hisio,
Joseph Staora,

Miner,
Laborer,

29
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Alden,

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Leg fractured; while riding on top of a

car loaded with T-iron rails his lags was
caught between them,
Severe scalp wound; while barring loose

rock down, a piece os it struck him on

the head.
Leg fractured by being caught between

cars.
Severely injured; the laborer was only
slightly hurt, by checker coal falling on
Kressler at face of breast, and sliding

down the pitch upon Thomas.
Scaffold gave way, causing him and a
piece of casting to fall a distance of ten

feet and he was painfully injured.
Leg fractured by being struck by a rope

on slope.
Crushed betwen car and breaker-timber;

and painfully injured.
Fell a distance of fifty feet in the shaft;

the plank upon which he was standing
was broken by a suspended guide; he
was severely injured.
Both burned on hands and face by an ex-

plosion of gas; allowing the manway to
fill with coal caused the gas to accumu-

late, and it ignited from their lamps.
Arm fractured and body bruised by fall-

ing from the cage in the tower.
Leg fractured; was barring loose fire-clay

down when it rolled over and injured

him.
Severely injured by a fall of top rock.
Back painfully injured by a fall of rock.
Severely cut and bruised by a blast; four

squibs had missed and he was return.
ing, thinking the fifth had falled, when
the blast exploded.

Hanover twp.,

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6, 206

John Rothobish,

Miner,

10, 207

Thomas Jenkins,

Laborer,

10, 208 Eugene Simpson,

Driver,

14, 209
14, 210

Louis Kressler,
Thomas Thomas,

Miner,
Laborer,

16, 211

August Gnoss,

Carpenter,

16, 212 Joseph Eynon,

Headman,

18, 213

Edward Kilduff.

Laborer,

19, 214

Frank Riskey,

Sinker,

19, 215
19, 216

Paul Muscavage,
John Dumbroskie,

Miner,
Laborer,

27, 217 Frank Cumminsky,

Dumpman,

27, 218

Patrick Campbell,

Miner,

28, 219 Peter Raub,
28 220 George Gilbert,
30, 221 Timothy Spargo,

Laborer,
Miner,
Miner,

44
35
41

M.
M.
M.

5
5
3

Baltimore tunnel,
North shaft No. 1,
Shaft No. 2,

Wilkes-Barre,
Nanticoke,
Plymouth,

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FIFTH ANTHRACITE DISTRICT.

(LUZERNE AND CARBON COUNTIES.)

Hazleton, Pa., March 15, 1896. Hon. James W. Latta, Secretary of Internal Affairs:

Sir: I have the honor of submitting to you my annual report as Inspector of Mines for the Fifth Anthracite District for the year 1895.

I assumed the duties of this office on September 6th, consequently my report is not as complete in some respects as it would have been, had I been Inspector during the entire year.

The total production of coal for the year was 6,590,966 tons, an increase over that of 1894 of 458,339 tons.

The number of lives lost in and about the mines was 52, being 6 less than the year previous. The widows and orphans left by the accidents were 24 and 50 respectively.

The number of severe injuries was 102, an increase of 7 over 1894.

The quantity of coal produced per life lost was 126,750 tons, an increase of 10,309 tons per fatality over the previous year.

The usual tables and statistics are included, with a brief description of some of the improvements made; also a few remarks on some of the fatal accidents, and a full report of the disastrous mine fire at Hazleton mines No. 1, Lehigh Valley Coal Company.

Very respectfully yours,

JAMES E. RODERICK,

Inspector of Mines.

Tons of Coal Mined During the Year 1895. A Pardee & Co.,

306,972.03 The Cross Creek Coal Company,

1,150,980.16 Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company,

789,966.17 G. B. Markle & Co.,

670,802.18 Lehigh Valley Coal Company,

707,439.13 Linderman & Skeer,

470,551.13 A. S. Van Wickle,

724,676.02 Pardee Bros. & Co.,

393,584.01

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