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Samuel Hildebrand,

Miner,

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Eureka,

Westmcreland

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Joe E. Morris,

Laborer,

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Westmoreland,

Fatally injured by coal and slate fall

ing on his leg, mashing it badly below the knee. Died the same evening. Instantly killed by a fall of coal and

slate.
Instantly killed by a fall of slate.
Fatally injured by coal falling on him

while undermining it. Died six days

after.
Fatally injured by fall of coal. Dled

three hours after.
Instantly killed by larry dumping on

him.
Instantly killed by a fall of top rock on

a rib.
Instantly killed by a fall of slate at the

side of his room, it being open ended.
Instantly killed by roof fall on a rib

which let the whole top down to day

light.
Killed almost instantly by being caught

between the wagon and rib.
Instantly killed by a fall of slate.
Instantly killed by å fall of roof slate

from above the roof coal.

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William Inglas,

Miner,

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Pennsville,

Fayette,

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

for the year ending December 31, 1895.

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Leg badly cut by wagon.
Leg badly injured by fall of coal.
Hand injured by a coal cutting machine.
Back hurt and ankle sprained by a fall

of slate.
Side hurt by slate rolling on him.
Arm

broken, the elbow being torn
away, jaw broken and breast severely
injured by a shot going off as he ap-

proached it.
Arm broken by a fail of roof.
Leg broken by an empty wagon.
Arm injured by the crank of a coal cut-

ting machine.
Arm and ankle broken by a half loaded

wagon running on him while he was

loading it.
Leg broken by loaded wagon.
Leg broken and badly bruised by a fall

of slate.
Thigh broken by a fall of slate.
Leg broken by a fall of coal and slate.
Leg broken by a fall of coal and slate.
Burned on hands and face by explosive

gas.
Collar bone broken by loaded wagon,
One leg badly bruised by being caught

between trips,
Leg broken by a fall of roof coal.
Leg nearly cut off below the ankle by

coal machine cutter chain.
Leg broken by a fall of coal,

Fayette,

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TENTH BITUMINOUS DISTRICT.

(HUNTING DON, BEDFORD, FULTON AND BLAIR COUNTIES, AND THOSE PARTS OF CLEARFIELD, CAMBRIA AND INDIANA COUNTIES LYING ADJACENT TO THE BELL'S GAP RAILROAD, AND THE PARTS OF CLEARFIELD, CENTRE AND CLINTON COUNTIES, LYING ADJACENT TO THE MAIN LINE OF THE BEECH CREEK RAILROAD.)

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

Sir: I have the honor herewith to submit the annual report as Inspector of Mines for the Tenth Bituminous District for the year ending December 31, 1895.

The number of mines in the district is 68, and the quantity of coal produced was 2,708,271 tons, the quantity shipped was 2,485,544 tons, the number of persons employed inside and outside was 5,098, the fatal accidents were 5, and the non-fatal accidents 25.

The number of fatal accidents is much greater than that of the preceding year, and on examining into the causes of them, it was found that four of them were attributable to falls of coal and roof, and those killed by falls of coal had neglected in each instance to set sprags while undermining the coal, and in two of the cases the coal had already been loosened by a previous shot, and in the other, there was a slip running tbrough the coal to the roof, while in the case of the man killed by fall of roof, he was negligent even to foolhardiness for he was repeatedly warned by his fellow workmen to come out of the place until the roof had settled, but he told them he knew when it was dangerous, and when to come out. The trapper boy who was killed, had disobeyed orders, and should not have been away from the door he was set to attend, and had no business to follow the driver up the heading.

It is sad to reflect on the above accidents which in every case could have been averted had each one taken the necessary precautions for his safety, and obeyed the rules laid down for his guidance,

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