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Athens County Mine Inspections 1910

Posted by JRW on February 21, 2011

Sunday Creek Nos. 311 and 312.

Indefinitely abandoned.

New York Nos. 31 and 32.

Situated near Buchtel, O., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the New York Coal Co., Columbus, O. P. C. Morris, Nelsonville, O., Supt.; E. G. Woody, same place, mine foreman. Drift opening, No. 6 seam, 5 to 6 ft. thick; double entry system; fan ventilation; equipped with electric power; machine mining; motor haulage; 189 loaders, 24 machine men, 72 day .men employed. March 4th, found in fair condition; also March 30th, except the ventilation, which is not reliable, on account of fan being located inside of mine; requested that a more reliable ventilating medium be installed. July 13th, visited mine in company with Mr. Kennedy, inspector 2nd dist., who was assigned the mines and will visit same in the future. We advised that an additional traveling way be made, to conform with the new code.

New York No. 33.

Situated near Buchtel, O., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the New York Coal Co., Columbus, O. P. C. Morris, Nelsonville, O., Supt.; A. E. Harold, same place, mine foreman; John Shepard, assistant. Drift opening, No. 7 seam, about 5 ft. thick; equipped with electric power; machine mining; gathering and haulage motor; fan ventilation; double entry system; 81 loaders, 8 machine men, 40 day men employed. February 28th, conditions found satisfactory, except the doors, which were in bad order and not attended; advised that the ma^’er be given attention at once. June 21st, called to test the scales; found correct. July 5th, ventilation insufficient; a new air shaft is under construction and almost completed, which will improve conditions. Mr. Kennedy, of 2nd district, was also assigned this mine on July 12th. • ,

New York No. 34.

Situated at Old Floodwood, O., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the New York Coal Co., Columbus, O. P. C. Morris, Nelsonville, O., Supt.; E. W. Jones, same place, mine foreman. Drift opening, No. 6 seam, 5 to 6 ft. thick; double entry system; furnace ventilation; pick mining; rope and mule haulage; 35 pick miners, 7 day men employed. January 31st, found in fair condition. July 5th, August 29th, found the mine suspended. September 22 and December 7th, conditions satisfactory.

New York No. 35.

Situated near Buchtel, O., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the New York Coal Co., Columbus, O. P. C. Morris, Nelsonville, O., Supt.; C. L. Milligan, Buchtel, O., mine foreman. Drift opening, No. 7 seam, 4} ft. thick; double entry system; fan ventilation; electric mining; motor haulage; 40 loaders, 4 machine men, 17 day men employed. March 29th and July 5th, conditions found satisfactory, except the trolley wire branches were not porperly guarded; requested same remedied at once. This mine has been assigned to Mr. Kennedy, of the 2nd district.

Eclipse No. 3.

Situated about three miles north of Athens, on H. V. R. R. Operated by the Lorain Conl and Dock Co., Columbus, O. John H. Morefield, Athens, O., Supt.; Carl Miller and John Brewer, same place, mine foremen. Shaft opening. 187 ft. deep; No. 6 seam, 5 and 6 ft. thick; double and triple entry system; equipped with electric power; machine mining; motor haulage; fan ventilation; 20 loaders, 22 machine men, 70 day men employed. January 6th, March 18thr May 25th, conditions throughout the mine were found satisfactory, except r*V quested that the rubbish be removed from under ground stable. June 28th, was called to investigate the cause of the death of Tod Tittle, who was killed by a. fall of slate in room No. 16, on 9 west entry. August 12th and 18th, mine found in good condition; requested some safety devices placed on side of cage, to be used instead of a rack, while lowering and hoisting men. August 23rd. visited mine in company with Chief Inspector, to advise something to be used■ on cages instead of a rack. November 3rd and 4th, mine fouitd in good condition. December 13th, visited mine by order of Chief Inspector to consult with the management in regard to placing boiler plate on sides of cage, permanently, while lowering and hoisting men. Mr. Jackson, the manufacturer of the cage, was present and advised a device that was approved.

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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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