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Athens County Mine Inspections 1910

Posted by JRW on February 21, 2011

Situated near Orbiston, Ohio, on the H. V. R. R. Slope opening; No. 6 seam. Harry Kelley, Supt.; Nelsonville, O.; Wm. Berwell, Glouster, O., (R. D. No. 5), mine foreman: C. C. Garlic, Orbiston, assistant. Double entry system; equipped with electric power; motor haulage; fan ventilation; 200 loaders, 18 machine men, 54 day men. March 1st, east side in fair condition, except ventilation; advised that the stoppings be repaired, and brick, or substantial material, used between 1 and 2 east; also an escapement way made. July 7th, ventilation improved; mine generally in fair order; an opening has been made to the adjacent mine, New Pittsburg No. 5. This mine was assigned to Mr. Kennedy of second district.

Sunday Creek No. 201.

Situated at Floodwood, Ohio, on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Sunday Creek Co., Columbus, O. Harry Kelley, Dist. Supt.; Asa Hammond, mine .foreman, resigned, succeeded by D. L. Nutter, resigned, succeeded by Chas. Monks; Matt Bradenburg, assistant, all of Nelsonville, O. Shaft opening, 90 ft. in , depth; No. 6 seam; 6 ft. thick; double entry system; equipped with electric power; machine mining; motor haulage; fan ventilation; 150 loaders, 14 machine men, 56 day men. March 8th, in good condition. July 12th. inspected by Mr. Hill of the Fourth district. October, 13th, in good condition. October 26th, was called to investigate the cause of the death of Clarence and Walter Beal, brothers, who were instantly killed by a fall of slate at the face of 1st east entry December 30th, visited mine in company with Mr. Kelley, district supt., in regard to top on east side, which is very bad and which will require close attention on part of both miner and management; they were requested to do so.

Mr. D. L. Nutter, mine foreman, was found under the influence of liquor, reported to the Mayor of Nelsonville, and was fined $10 and costs.

Sunday Creek No. 203. i

Situated near Old Floodwood, on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Sunday Creek Co., Columbus, O. Harry Kelley, Nelsonville, O., Dist. Supt.; Frank Murphy, same place, mine foreman. Drift opening; No. 6 seam; 6 ft. thick; equipped with electric power; all pillar work; machine and pick mining; motor haulage; fan ventilation; 30 loaders, 21 pick men, 6 machine men, 30 day men. March 8th, made partial inspection, ventilation fair and, generally, conditions as good as could be expected, as the mine is being rapidly exhausted; room No. 19 on 10 west, stopped on account of being ahead of air. June 2nd and September 20th, conditions satisfactory, except ventilation, which is becoming deficient on account of location of fan; preparations are being made to install a larger steam driven fan, as requested on former visit. December 22nd, found fan installed and giving good results. Mine generally in fair order.

Sunday Creek No. 204.

Situated near Kimberly, on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Sunday Creek Co., Columbus, O. Harry Kelley, Nelsonville, O., Dist. Supt.; Joe Barber, same place, mine foreman; resigned December 15th, succeeded by Asa Hammond. Nelsonville, O. Drift opening; No. 6 seam; 6 ft. thick; double entry system; equipped with electric power; machine mining; motor and rope haulage; fan ventilation; 160 loaders, 16 machine men, 75 day men, employed. March 3rd and October 6th, found in good condition. July 13th, inspected by Mr. Hill of 4th district. December 9th, tested scales on request of miners, found correct and in good condition.

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Sunday Creek No. 209.

Situated on Sugar Creek, about 4 miles north of Athens, Ohio, on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Sunday Creek Co., Columbus, O. Field Scott, Athens, O., Supt.; Wm. Altman, same place, mine foreman. Shaft opening, 260 ft. in depth; No. 6 seam; 4 to 6 ft. thick; double and triple entry system; equipped with electric power; machine mining; motor haulage; fan ventilation; 145 loaders, 12 machine men, 53 day men, employed. January 25th, in .•good condition; requested that check be placed on 4 east to ventilate cut-off .properly. March 10th, visited mine on account of fire, which started at the face of 3rd east entry, main south, from a shot that was fired at quitting time the day previous; found the mine sealed. May 12, 13 and 14th, visited the mine, when the seal was removed, signs of fire was found and the mine was again sealed. August 11th, made inspection on account of the seal having been removed, July 12th, and placed inside of main south entry, confining the fire district to about 3 acres, and they were preparing to operate the other sections of the mine; found the fire district sealed with 4 good substantial brick and cement stoppings; conditions throughout the rest of the mine were found normal, the ventilation was traveling its regular course and no standing gas. October 10th, found pressure of gas oozing through, under and over the walls, from the fire district; advised that the walls be repaired and the current of air increased which passes the walls, and the men taken out of the return current, beyond that section; otherwise conditions satisfactory, except that permanent connections were made, where rooms arc wired; advised that this be discontinued. October 11th, found walls repaired and current of air increased. November 10th, visited mine in company with Chief Inspector, on request of miners to investigate the surroundings of fire district; no signs of imminent danger were found, but recommendations were given to watch the walls and no men to be employed on the return, near the fire section. A four inch pipe was inserted into the wall near the top, running to the surface, which released the pressure of gas from flowing into the mine. December 20th. inspected fire district which was opened December 10th and ventilated, and no fire was to be found; a good current of air was traveling through all sections and no standing gas discovered; surrounding territories were in good order. A more detailed report will be given in my editorial.

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One Response to “Athens County Mine Inspections 1910”

  1. A family member recommended me to this site. Thnx for the resources.

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