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United States. Office of Indian Affairs / Annual report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, for the year 1905, Part I
([1905])

Report of mine inspector for Indian territory,   pp. 641-704 PDF (25.9 MB)


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REPORT OF MINE INSPECTOR FOR INDIAN TERRITORY.                          
703 
Statement of gas explosions occurring in mines for the year ended June 30,
1905, by companies. 
Company.                                  Non-    Fatal. 
fatal.   Ftl 
Rock Island Coal Co                                                     
    1        1 
Osage Coal and Mining Co-----------------------------------------------2
The Great Western Coal and Coke Co..--------------------------------------
  3 
Hailey-Ola Coal Co..      .    .    .    .    .    .    ..------------------------------------------------------
------- 
Samples Coal and Mining Co-------------------------------               
   7        2 
The Coalgate Co..       .   .    ..--------------------------------------------------------
1--- 
Geo. J. M arkley .. .. ... .. ... . .. .. ...  . .. .. . .. ...  . ..  ..
..----------------------7.- .. 1 
B olen-D arnall  C oal  C o  --------------------------------------------------
......--- - -------- 
Total..      .   .    .   .   .    .   .   ..------------------------------------------------------------
18  5 
Statement of gas explosions occurring in coal mines during the year ended
June 
30, 1905, by causes. 
Crossing dead line-----------------------------------------------------------
       4 
Entering place not marked clear by gas man-------------------------------------1
Left working face and returned without inspecting for gas------------------------1
Injured man was " cutting" with his light on floor, fellow-workman
entered his room 
with naked light on his head, igniting gas-------------------------------------1
Failure by gas man to use safety lamp-----------------------------------------
     -2 
Lighting shot in the known presence of gas---------------------------------------1
Gas man firing shot refused by shot firer, igniting gas------------------------------1
Failure of shot firer to use safety lamp-......                         
            3 
Gas driven down on men working with naked lights in entry---------------7
Entering room without inspecting for gas several hours after room had been
inspected 
by gas man---------------------------------------------------------------
        1 
Putting naked light through crack in standing coal, igniting gas behind coal----------1
Total -----------------------------------------------------------------23
Statement of accidents by fall of roof in coal mines in Indian Territory
during 
the year ended June 30, 1905, by companies. 
Company.             Non-                                        Non- 
fatal.  Fatal.          Company.            Non-    Fatal. 
Hailey-Ola Coal Co....... .       2   -     Bolen-Darnall Coal Co ..................
 1 
The Great Western Coal and                   Warden Coal Co-------------
     ----1 
Mining Co.-------------------    --       Mexican   Gulf Coal    and 
Osage Coal and Mining Co ---      2           Transportation Co ..      .....-
-.     1 
Southwestern Development                     McAlester Coal and Mineral 
Co.---------------------------11            Co....------------------- - 
 ---2 
Rock Island Coal Co 1--------           1 " 
Samples Coal and Mining Co        1      1        Total---------------------
 13      5 
Statement of accidents by fall of roof in coal mines during the year ended
June 
30, 1905, with causes. 
Continuing to work under roof known to be loose and dangerous---------------------7
Injured while attempting to secure roof------------------------------------------6
Props displaced by track layers while at work-------------------------------------1
Failure to secure roof_----------------------------------------------------------2
Unforeseen and unavoidable2----------------------------------------------------2
Total------------------------------------------------------------------18
Statement of men injured in coal mines from windy or other shots and from
explosions of powder or coal dust. 
Cause.                                  fatal    Fatal. 
Explosion of powder--------------------------------------------------.  
   1        3 
Caught by shot ..............................--------------------------------------1
 1 
W in d y   s h o t   . . . . . . . .. . . . . ... . . . .. .. . . .. .. .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .- - --.. . .49 
Shot blowing through rib---------------------       --_---              
    2. 
Tota               -                   -    - --       8        1 


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