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Was instantly killed by being caught i
between car and rib. while riding on
front of the car in coming down
grade; the foreman had warned him
repeatedly not to go so fast, but he

failed to heed the warning.
Was fatally injured by fall of roof

caused by pressure of water from
above or over head, and died about
four hours after the accident

curred.
Was instantly killed by fall of slate

through not having set any posts under
it. death resulting largely from his

own neglect.
Was seriously injured by fall of slate,

and died the following day. He had
made examination of the

working
places in the morning and discovered
a loose stone in room number hirteen;
after he had made his rounds, he went
back to take the slate down and was
in the act of sounding it when a piece
four feet long two feet wide and about
ten inches thick fell upon him and
bruised him internally.

Oct.

25--10--95

Nov.

Dec.

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TABLE No 5.- List of non-fatal accidents that occurred in and about the mines of the Fourth Bituminous Mine District,

for the year ending December 31, 1895.

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Leg and collar bone broken by being caught

between car and rib.
Three ribs broken by fall of roof.
Leg broken by fall of coal.
Collar bone broken by fall of coal.
Body bruised by being caught between car

and rib.
Seriously injured in taking out a loaded car

and being thrown against the rib.
Leg broken by fall of coal.
Body bruised by a fall of roof.
Leg broken by mine car.
Four ribs broken by being caught between

car and rib.
Seriously burned by gas.
Hand severely bruised while coupling up

his trip.
Both collar bones broken by being caught

by a fall of coal,
Hand and leg hurt by a fall of coal.
Leg broken by being caught by a fall of

slate.
Face and breast burned by a blown out

sliot in his room,
Leg severely bruised by a fall of slate.
Leg broken by a fall of roof.
Leg broken by a fall of roof.
Back hurt by a fall of slate.
Fingers bruised by fall of coal.
Leg broken by fall of slate,
Severely bruised by fall of cual,
Back hurt by a fall of slate

Jefferson,
Jefferson,

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FIFTH BITUMINOUS DISTRICT

(FAYETTE AND SOMERSET COUNTIES.)

Uniontown, Pa., March 2, 1896. Hon. James W. Latta, Secretary of Internal Affairs:

Sir: In compliance with the requirements of section 11, of article ten of the act of Assembly, approved May 15, 1893, I have the honor herewith to submit my annual report as Inspector of Mines for the Fifth Bituminous District for the year ending December 31, 1895.

I am glad to report, that with few exceptions, the condition of the mines is improved in comparison with last year, especially is this true with regard to the ventilation. Five new fans and six furnaces were put in operation during the year, all of which are giving very satisfactory results.

The mines have worked better this year than last, and consequently the production of coal and coke is considerably greater. As will be seen from the summary of statistics accompanying this report, the average number of days worked last year was 1703, while this year it was 241}. The total production of coal for 1894 was 3,908,348 tons (net) as against 6,423,802 tons for 1895, showing about 35 per cent. of an increase.

The number of fatal accidents was the same, as thirteen persons lost their lives during each year. The number of non fatal accidents was very much increased for 1895, as compared with 1894; but this can be attributed mainly to the fact that more attention was given to the reporting of these accidents in 1895, than in 1894. This year quite a number of the non-fatal accidents reported, are of a very trivial character, while last year only accidents that involved the suspension of work, were reported, which, in my opinion, are the only ones that should be reported. A slight scratch, cut or bruise that does not incapacitate the person receiving it from following his usual employment, should not be reported, as it is only the "serious accidents and the nature thereof” that are required by the law.

The number of tons of coal produced for both fatal and non-fatal accidents is greater than for last year, as 494,138 tons were produced for each fatal accident in 1895, as against 300,642 tons in 1894, and

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