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Burned by explosion of gas; went to face

of breast with naked light. Burned by explosion of gas; went to tase

of breast with naked light.
Eye cut by a piece of coal from pick.
Leg broken; 3truck by car at bottom of

slope.
Foot injured by piece of slate falling on it.
Hand mashed by being caught between

bumpers of cars while coupling.
Leg broken by being struck by car which

jumped the track.
Hand injured by being caught between

wheels and tongues.
Fell from car and broke collar bone.
Leg broken by a fall of coal,
Leg broken by a fall of coal.
Injured by explosion of blast; they had

charged two holes and fired one, went
back to see what it had done, when the

other shot exploded, injuring them.
Hands burned by explosion of gas.
Leg crushed; was running car to bottom,

when another car followed and struck him.
Arm and hand badly injured by being

caught between bumpers of cars,
Face and eyes cut by flying coal from a

blast.
Foot injured by a piece of coal falling on it.
Back injured by a prop falling on him;

he had stood prop without fastening it

and it fell on him.
Injured by being caught between bumpers

of cars on slate bank.
Burned by explosion of gas.
Burned by explosion of gas.
Hands and face burned by explosion of gas,
Back injured while starting battery.
Three ribs fractured; a mule turned while

he was unhitching it and caught him be-
tween cars.
Back injured by fall of coal.
Hand injured by being caught between

wagon and pipe.
Slightly burned by explosion of gas.
Injured by falling down airhole.

West Brookside,

Tower City,

Car loader,

Miner,

20,
21,

L. C. & Nav., No. 11,.. Rahn township,
L. C. & Nav., No. 11. Rahn township.
L. C. & Nav., No. 10, .. Rahn township,

John Sullivan,
Samuel Bone,

Miner,
Miner,

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D+ c.

William Dally,
Edward Williams,
Thomas Miller,
Matthew Morrison,
John Bowen,

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& Nav., No. 11, Rahn township,
& Nav., No. 11, Rahn township,
& Nav., No. 11,.. Rahn township.

& Nav., No. 11, Rahn township,
C. & Nav., No. 11,.. Rahn township.

Fire boss,
Miner.
Miner,
Miner,
Miner,

11,
11,

Burned by explosion of gas; Williams and

Miller were told by fire boss in the morn-
ing that there was gas in their breast
and that he would go in shortly and get
it out; in the meantime, they went into
breast and started to brush it out, when
fire boss went up to heading on his re-
turn with naked light and fired gas;
Morrison and Bowen had gone into the
breast to see the gas being brushed out.
slightly burn:d by gas.
Injured by collar falling on him.
Slightly burned by gas.

John Holywood,
Peter Kurtz,
Mike Reese,

Silver Creek shaft,
L. C. & Nav., No. 11,
Silver Creek shaft,

Silver Creek.
Rahn township,
Silver Creek

Miner,
Timber laborer,
Miner,

BITUMINOUS MINE DISTRICTS.

FIRST BITUMINOUS DISTRICT.

(ALLEGHENY, FAYETTE, WASHINGTON AND WESTMORELAND

COUNTIES.)

Hon. James W. Latta, Secretary of Internal Affairs:

Sir: I have the honor to present, for your approval, my annual report as Inspector of Mines for the First Bituminous Coal District for the year ending December 31, 1895.

In the body of the report, each mine in the district is briefly described, also a report on their condition as regards ventilation and drainage. The usual tables accompany the report, with a record of the fatal and non-fatal accidents. A short statement only of the latter is given, but the former are treated with a more extended notice, to this, the reader is referred.

The fatal accidents were 25 and the non-fatal ones 66. By the former, fifteen wives were made widows and forty-one children fatherless. The same number of fatal accidents occurred this year as in 1894, but the non-fatal ones show a decrease of 23.

The total production of coal in the district was 5,539,951 tons, an increase of 257,770 tons over that of the year 1894. The total shipment was 5,525,057 tons, an increase of 247,953 tons over that of the previous year.

From the report it will be seen, that a life was lost for eyery 443 persons employed, and one for every 221,598 tons of coal mined.

One person was injured to every 167 persons employed, and every 83,938 tons of coal mined.

In conclusion I will say that, the mines of the district are still being improved, both in ventilation and drainage. All of which is respectfully submitted.

HENRY LOUTTIT,

Inspector of Mines. Monongahela, Pa., March 14, 1896.

The following mining statistics have been compiled from the operators annual reports to this office for the year ending December 31, 1895. Number of mines operated during the year,

71 Number of tons, run of mine, of coal mined,

5,539,951 Number of tons of coal shipped,

5,525,057

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