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Date of Accident.

June

July

Aug.

26.

31,

Boy.

13,

Name of Person.

29. Henry Thomas,

George Shoback,

Henry Rinklemyer,

John Donahue,

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Occupation.

Miner,

Miner,

Driver,

Miner,

Age.

20 S.

15

Number of orphans.

Widow.

19 S.

TABLE NO. 4.- Continued.

27 S.

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Nature and Cause of Accident.

Was instantly killed by being caught
between cage and timber in the shaft.
He with some others were standing at
the shaft bottom near the cage; George
Parfitt, the cager, told them to stand
back out of the road, but just as he
Was signaling to hoist, this man
jumped past him on to the cage and
wa killed.

Was instantly killed by a fall of coal;
his father was with him at the time of
the accident and he set the little fel-
low to tamp a hole in the bottom coal
while he was knocking the coal down;
there was about a ton or more of coal
fell, killing the boy instantly, and se-
verely injuring his father; it was im-
possible for the little fellow to escape
from where he stood; I never knew
such carelessness in all my life.
His foot was severely injured by being
caught between the wagons; he was
dragged along between the wagons for
quite a distance. His foot was ampu-
tated and he d'ed from the shock in a
few days.

Was fatally injured by being struck on
the stomach by a 1ost and died in
twenty-four hours after the accident.
George Miller was working with him
at the time of the accident, and he
testified that he was standing close to
Donahue when he was knocking the
post out: he tried to get away but
was caught, with the above result.

Sept.

Oct.

13,

16.

30,

11,

19,

Michael McLaughlin,

George Furick,

Ignac Kubek,

Henry Otto,

Nicholas Baldrof,

Miner,

Miner,

Miner,

Driver,

Miner.

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were

Was instantly killed by a fall of slate
After a
as he was sitting down "bearing in."
careful examination of the
place I found that the room was well
posted and that the piece of slate that
killed him fell from between the posts;
when found by George Smith his neck
was broken and he had been dead for
some time. as his body was cold.
Was instantly killed by a fall of roof
coal as he was setting a post. There
two men working with him at
the time of the accident, and they tes-
tified that he had his back towards
the gob when he was setting the post.
and there was more than three tons of
took three hours
roof fell on him, covering him, and it
from under the fall.
to get his body out
Knee cap was dislocated by being struck
by a piece of slate; I happened to
be on a visit to the mine on that day.
dent was
and it seemed to me that the acci-
so trifling, that no
seemed to take much notice of it,
doctor testified
but he died in two hours after. The
that he died
heart trouble.
Sustained a fracture of the spinal cord
by being caught between a full wagon
and the roof; he was taken to the
West Penn Hospital and died in fif-
teen hours after reaching it. Theo-
dore Smith, a roadman, was near him
when the accident happened; he tes
tified that he had told Otto not to get
on top of the wagon as the roof was
low at that place, but he did not heed
of his disobedience.
the warning and death was the result

one

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Was fatally nijured by a fall of slate
and died in six hours after the ac i-
dent. His 16-year-old son was work-
ing with him at the time and the boy
testified before the coroner's jury that
his father was on his knees knocking
coal when the slate fell on him. There
were 500 pounds of slate fell and broke
his back in two places; some of his
ribs were broken also.

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SECOND BITUMINOUS DISTRICT.

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John Wozel,

Miner,

56

1

Denmark,

Westmoreland,

Date of Accident.

Oct.

14,

Vov.

6,

Eugene Housser,

Miner,

18

S.

Hecla No. 2 shaft,

Was instantly killed by being caught by

a fall of slate, Henry Frethie was
working with him at the time of the
accident and he testified before the
coroner that he had told Wozel not
to go under the slate, as it was not
safe; but go he did to knock a post
out, when about three tons and a half
of slate fell on him, crushing him into

a shapeless mass.
Was instantly killed by being caught by

a fall of "horse-back;' there was no
one present when the accident occur-
red. The fire boss in making his
second visit about 7 A, M., discovered
his body under the slate. On making
an examination of the room, I found
that it was well posted, and that this
horse-back had fallen between the
posts, and it seemed to me to be an

unavoidable accident.
Was instantly killed by being caught by

fall of slate as he was kn cking
coal. There were several miners work-
ing near him at the time of the acci-
dent, and they testified before the
coroner's jury that they heard him
sledging and also heard the slate fatl-
ing; they went to his assistance at
once and found him dead under the
slate. On

my examination I found
that the slate was very rotten and full
of water slips, which needed careful
watching

Westmoreland,

21,

Charles Eckhart,

Miner,

33

1

Sandy Creek,

Allegheny,

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Was fatally injured by being struck on

the abdomen by a pinch bar as he was
trying to start the fly-wheel of the air
compresser; he had not turned the
steam off of the engine and as soon as
the engine got off the center, it went
off with such force that he was knocked
to the floor by the bar, causing his

death in three days after.
Was instantly killed by a fall of slate

as he was cleaning a place to sat a
slate post. On the evening before he ||
had put a shot in the coal, and the
coal in falling knocked the slate posts
out, and he was trying to set them so
as to keep the slate from falling on
the coal when he was killed. The miner
working in the next room heard the
slate fall and he ran at once to assist
him, but when he got there he found

him dead under the slate.
Was instantly killed by being caught

under a fall of roof; there was a man
holding a light for him at the time of
the accident, and he testified before
the coroner that Demballa was knock-
ing

post out in the rib, and was
caught by a large fall of roof. It took
three hours work to get the body, out
from under the fall.

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Dec.

12,

Henry Fisher,

Machinist,

James Leclase,

Miner,

Nov.

28,

John Demballa,

Miner,

TABLE NO 5.- List of non-fatal accidents that occurred in and about the wines of the Seconıl Bituminous Mine District

for the year ending December 31, 1895.

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Andrew (uningham,

Miner,

18

Oak Hill No. 4,

Allegheny,

2,

Antonio Tonone,

Miner,

27

Oak Hill No. 4,

Allegheny

8,
11,

Oscar Johnson,
Fred. Stars,
Oliver McKlvein.

Miner,
Miner,
Driver,

20
23
28

Penn shaft No. 2,
M. Penn shaft No. 2,
M. Ocean No. 1 shaft,

Westmoreland,
Westmoreland.
Westmoreland,

17.. John Thompson,

M-nry Altman,

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Michal Fabian,

Driver,

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M. United No. 2,

Westmoreland,

William McCracken,
Thomas Fagan,
Guiseppe Boerio,

Driver,
Miner,
Miner.

20
14
47

No. 1, "B" shaft,
B. Arona,
M. Millwood,

Westmoreland,
Westmoreland,
Westmoreland,

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Toes crushed by a fall of s'ate, necessitat

ing amputation,
Right foot badly crushed by a fa'l of slate,

necessitating amputation.
Hand crushed by a fall of slate.
Hand crushed by a fall of slate.
Leg broken as he was riding out between

wagons.
Chest injured by a fall of s'ate.
Thigh broken in two places by a fall it

slate.
Arm broken in two places, also two r bs

broken while riding out between wagons.
Leg bruised by falling in front f wagons,
Leg broken by a fall of slate.
Both legs bruised by being caught between

kagons.
Leg broken by a fall of slate.
Two ribs fractured by a fall of roof coal.
Leg broken by a fall of slate.
Arm broken and two ribs factured by

falling in front of wago
Collar bone fractured by being squeezed

by a mule against the rib.
Face and head severely injured by a fall of

slate.
These boys were burned by natural gas

that had escaped from a pipe line that was
buried three feet under the surface while
they were going through a tunnel to their

work.
Leg broken by a fall of late.
Les broken by being caught in fr nt 0

truck loaded with rails,

S. Ocean No. 1 shaft,
S. Sandy Creek,
M. Export,
S. Millwood,

42
21

Westmoreland,
Allegheny.
Westmoreland,
Westmoreland,

Thomas Bertram,

Trapper boy,

14

B. Hecla No. 2 shaft,

Westmoreland,

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Date of ici lent.

Jan.

18,

19.
23.
1.

Feb.

1.
14,
19.
20,

20,

23,

Mfar.

9,
9,

13,
20,

Thomas Kehoe,
Smith Hunker,

Miner,
Road hand,

16 20

B. Alexandria, S. Strickler,

Westmoreland,
Westmoreland,

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