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Severely injured on face, causing the loss of one

eye; cause, forcing powder with an iron tamping

bar into a hole that was too small for the charge.
Injured by the same cause.
Back injured by a fall of roof at face of breast.
Leg fractured: was caught between car and prop.
Leg fractured by being struck by car when it

jumped the track.
Seriously injured by being squeezed between two

cars.
Leg fractured by flying coal from a blast.
Injured on body by a fall of bony coal.
Seriously injured on head and body by a fall of

what is known as "six inch.
Leg fractured by a fall of coal and rock at the face

of his chamber.
Leg fractured by falling under a car.
Leg fractured by a fall of rock.
Kicked on the face by a mule.
Head and face cut by flying coal from a shot.
Painfully injured by a fall of rock.
Leg and foot mashed by being caught in the screen

while pushing down some coal in a chute.
Hand crushed by a small fall of rock.
Foot slightly injured by same fall.
Leg fractured by a fall of rock.
Ankle fractured by car jumping the track.
Leg fractured by a fall of bony coal.
Painfully injured on body by a fall of what is

known as a "bell."
Arm fractured by a piece of coal falling down a

shaft and striking him.
Head injured by the same piece of coal.
Seriously injured by falling under a car.
Ribs fractured by a fall of rock.
Seriously injured from a kick by a mule.
Skull fractured by being squeezed between the

bumper of a culm car and sill.
Injured on body by a fall of rock.
Leg fractured and arm cut by a fall of rock,
Head badly cut by a fall of rock.
Leg fractured by falling under a car.
Face and hands burned by an explosion of powder.

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SECOND ANTHRACITE DISTRICT.

(LACKAWANNA COUNTY.)

Scranton, Pa., April 8, 1896. Hon. James W. Latia, Secretary of Internal Affairs:

Sir: In compliance with the law regulating the presentation of the annual reports of mine Inspectors, I have the honor of herewith transmitting that of the Second Anthracite District, for the year ending December 31, 1895.

We have been particularly fortunate in having a very material percentage of decrease in fatal accidents to report from those of the preceding year, while the tonnage is practically the same. The total quantity of coal mined and prepared at the various collieries during the year was 6,189,495.18 tons, of which 5,613,174.4 tons were shipped, 334,296.75 tons consumed at the mines and 242,024.75 tons sold to local purchasers. From this data it is ascertained that a life was lost for every 1$2,044 tons of coal mined, there having been 34 fatal accidents, leaving 22 wives widows and 72 orphans. The number of non-fatal accidents during the same period was 192.

I have followed the text of the act as closely as I could interpret it in reference to data concerning this district which may be found in annexed tables and compilations.

A general and practical application of the mine rules and regulations is everywhere observed by operators and as a consequence our mines are in splendid condition. The health and safety of the men employed in and about the mines are well guarded while every precaution is taken that no violations of the mine law shall occur.

During the year two examinations of applicants for mine foremen and assistant foremen have been held at which 18 of the former and 6 of the latter were recommended as suitable persons to whom certificates should be issued. In conclusion, I remain,

Your obedient servant,

PATRICK BLEWITT,
Inspector Second Anthracite District.

TABLE No 1.-List of accidents resulting in death reported to the Inspector of the Second Anthracite District now in

cluding a part of Lackawanna county, State of Pennsylvania, and their causes, as shown by his investigations, for the year ending December 31st, d. D. 1885.

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Von Storch slope, "Clark

Vein," mine,
Jermyn No. 2 shaft mine,
2 Dickson shaft mine,

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Killed; fall of rock.
Killed instantly by piece of coa!

flying from a blast, striking him on

the head.
Killed instantly; fell down the shafi

while in the act of removing plat

form from top of shaft.
Killed; premature explosion of a blast.
Killed; premature explosion of a blast.
Injured; caught between car and door

post in mines; died April 11.
Seriously injured ; fall of coal and

roof; died ten minutes after.
Killed instantly; piece of rock that he

was trying to pull down fell on him.
Seriously injured; fall of top

rock;
died a short time after.
Killed; fall of roof.
Killed; premature explosion of a blast.
Killed; fall of coal and rock,
Killed; run over by a loaded car.
Killed; fall of rock roof.
Killed: fall of coal.
Seriously burned by explosion of loos?

powder in his box, which was ignited

by a spark falling from his lamp. Killed instantly; fall of roof.

Shaft No. 2, Old Forge mine,

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Killed; fall of roof.

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Lawrence drift mine,

Head seriously injured; caught be

tween cars while in the act of un

coupling them at foot of plane.
Diamond Tripp slope mine, | Seriously injured internally; fall 01

roof; died next morning.
7 Meadow Brook shaft mine, Killed; fall of roof.
Dickson shaft mine,

Killed instantly; fall of roof.
? Hyde Park shaft mine,

Killed; fall of rock.
Sloan Central shaft mine, Killed; fall of top coal.
4 Sloan Central shaft mine, Seriously injured; left arm fractured

and four ribs broken; fall of bony

coal; died on the 21st.
Meadow Brook shaft mine, Killed; fall of rock.
Wm. A. shaft mine,

Killed; fall of root.
Hyde Park shaft mine,

Killed; fall of roof.
Nay Aug tunnel mine,

Leg fractured below the knee; fell be.

tween cars outside; died 3 o'clock A.

M. on the 7th. 1 Lawrence tunnel mine,

Back broken, five ribs fractured and

dislocated hip; fall of roof; died 12

hours after.
2 Shaft No. 1, Old Forge mine | Seriously injured: fall of soap stone;

died shortly after.
1 Spencer's shaft mine,

Killed; fall of rock; wife and one child

in Europe.

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* Died September 5th.

Total fatal accidents,
Total number of widows.
Total number of orphans,

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