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Athens County Mine Inspections 1910

Posted by JRW on February 21, 2011

Doanville No. 1.

Situated near Myers Crossing, on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the •C. & H. C. & I. Co., Columbus, O. R. E. McClain, Nelsonville, O., Supt.; resigned, succeeded by Wm. Reybold, same place, who was formerly mine boss, resigned, succeeded by R. E. McClain, who, at present, has full supervision. Slope opening; No. 6 seam, 5 to 6 ft. thick; double entry system; fan ventilation; equipped with electric power; machine mining; rope and motor haulage; 82 loaders, 10 machine men, 60 day men employed. March 10th, conditions satisfactory, except in old south, in which a specific order was given to have the ventilation increased, and man holes made along haulage road; also better attention given to the top, which is very bad. August 30th, found the mine had ■been suspended about three months previous, and resumed operation in the north, the old south being abandoned; requested that the wires be arranged to comply with the law, and haulage roads cleaned and cross timbered, and properly drained. November 29th, conditions have been improved, my former orders complied with. Mine generally in fair condition.

Doanville No. 1 A.

Situated at same place as No. 1. Operated by same Company. F. W. Weymueller, New Straitsville, O., Supt.; J. W. Jones, Doanville, O., mine foreman. Drift opening; No. 7 seam, 5 to 6 ft. thick; double entry system; fan ventilation; equipped with electric power; machine mining: motor haulage; 130 loaders, 12 machine men, 29 day men. March 2nd found a large fan has teen installed, escapement way made as ordered on my previous visit, also brick stoppings placed between inlet and outlet. Mine generally in an improved condition. May 26th, September 15th, in fair condition, except the wiring, ordered same properly hung. December 8th, in fair condition, except, requested that obstructions be removed from breakthroughs, between rooms.

Imperial.

Situated near Myers Crossing, on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Imperial Mining Co., Columbus, O. Pearl Barrell, Nelsonville, O., Supt.; Noah Matheney, 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; 135 loaders, 8 machine men, 43 day men employed. March 9th, found in fair condition. July 12th, found ventilation wasting through surface breaks, requested same closed; also stoppings repaired. October 5th, found satisfactory, except, advised that a door be placed between 14 and 15 rooms to improve the ventilation in working places on second east. November 7th, was called to investigate the death of Ed. Glover, who was injured November 4th, died the following day from a small fracture of the skull, caused by fall of slate in room No. 21 on second east. December 29th, in fair condition.

Maple Hill.

Situated 3 miles northeast of Nelsonville, on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Maple Mining Co., Nelsonville, Ohio. Geo. Silcott, Nelsonville, O., Supt.; Thos. Matheney, same place, mine foreman. Drift opening; No. 6 seam, 5} ft. thick; double entry system; equipped with electric power; machine mining; rope haulage; fan ventilation; 40 loaders, 2 machine men, 15 day men employed. March 22nd, in fair order. Mine was assigned to Mr. Kennedy of 2nd District,.in July.

Juniper No. 1.

Situated at Buchtel, Ohio, on the H. V. R. R. Operated by Geo. McKee, Nelsonville, O., who has supervision. Owned by the York Clay Mining Co., Nelsonville, O. Drift opening; No. 7 seam, 5 to 6 ft. thick; double entry system; furnace ventilation; equipped with electric power; machine mining; mule haulage; 21 loaders, 4 machine men, 7 day men. February 1st, was called to investigate the cause of the death of Chas. Coakley, who was killed January 2!Hh, by fall of slate, at the face of 1st east entry. Made inspection of mine, found in bad condition. Ordered that the entries be cross timbered, and a more substantial means of ventilation be installed. The mine was later suspended, and assigned to Mr. Kennedy, in July.

Juniper No. 2.

Situated at Buchtel, Ohio, on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the York Clay Mining Co., Nelsonville, O. John Murdy, Buchtel, O.. Supt.; Hugh Mnllen, same place, mine foreman. Drift opening; No. 6 seam, 4 to 6 ft. thick; double entry system; fan ventilation; equipped with electric power; machine mining; motor haulage; 80 loaders, 10 machine men, 25 day men employed. March 28th, fair condition. June 21st, was called to investigate the cause of the death of John Henderson, who was killed by fall of coal in room No. 1, on north territory, while working down a standing shot. This mine was also assigned to Mr. Kennedy of 2nd district, in July.

Poston No. 65.

Situated at Nelsonville, Ohio, on the H. V. R. R. Operated by J. M Lama, Nelsonville, O., who has supervision; L. G. Dollison, same place, mine foreman. Drift opening; No. 6 seam, 6 ft. thick; pick mining; natural ventilation; mule haulage; 23 pick miners, 4 day men employed. July 11th, November 17th, conditions are as well as could be expected, owing to the work being all in stumps and pillars. November 28th, visited mine on complaint of miner, in regard to working too many men in a place; owing to shortage of places arrangements were made to work the men alternate shifts, at their request.

Broadwell.

Situated at Broadwell, Ohio, on the M. C. & C. R. R. Operated by the Federal Coal Co., Marietta, O. O. B. Gard, Marietta, O., Supt.; J. D. Smith, Broadwell, O., mine foreman. Slope opening; No. 8 seam, 4 to 8 ft. thick; double entry system; fan ventilation: rope and mule haulage; 23 loaders, 4 machine men, 7 day men employed. February 17th, in fair condition. June 22nd, ordered an escapement way made in the interior of the workings. July 6th, was called to consult in regard to location for an opening, which was begun at once. November 2oth, was suspended on account of financial failure, was later leased by the Big Four Coal Co.

Federal Valley No. 1.

Situated at Broadwell, Ohio, on the M. C. & C. R. R. Operated by the Federal Hocking Coal Co., Columbus, O. J. C. Adams, New Lexington, O., has full supervision. Slope opening; No. 8 seam, 5 to 8 ft. thick; double entry system; fan ventilation; equipped with electric power; machine mining; rope haulage; 18 loaders, 2 machine men, 5 day men employed. January 24th, visited mine to test scales, which were found correct. Ordered doors and brattices repaired, obstruction removed from air course to improve ventilation. June 6th, conditions were not improved and men were removed until the mine could be placed in proper condition. August 22nd and November 21st, in fair condition.

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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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