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3. In mines where smoking has been prohibited, workers should be searched for smokers' articles before they enter the mine.
4. In sections of a mine known to be definitely gassy, where the active workings are adjacent to large areas of unsealed abandoned workings, the active workings should be ventilated by intake air and only permissible electric equipment should be used.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT The writers acknowledge the courtesies extended and the help given by officials of the Old Ben Coal Corp., members of the United Mine Workers of America, and representatives of the Illinois Department of Mines and Minerals, who gave, without reservation, all information requested in connection with this investigation. Respectfully submitted,
W. A. GALLAGHER,
Coal-Mine Inspector. W. R. CHICK,
Coal-Mine Inspector. H. C. BRUMBAUGH,
Coal-Mine Inspector. T. O. HIGGINS,
Coal-Mine Inspector. Approved :
C. A. HERBERT,
J. J. FORBES,
APPENDIX C.-List of men killed in mine explosion, No. 8 Mine, Old Ben Coal Corp., July 24, 1947
32 July 9, 1915
305 North Ward St., Benton, Ill.
June 20, 1885
Feb. 2, 1904
608 South Cherry St., West Frankfort, Ill.
1105 East Clark St., West Frankfort, Ill.
APPENDIX D.- List of men injured in mine explosion, No. 8 mine, Old Ben Coal Corp., July 24, 1947
Raymond C. Stevens.
Robert W. Wicker
Curtis O. Stagner
May 2, 1904 342-03-2069 2106 East Clark St.,West Frankfort, III. Apr. 14, 1911 344-03-2303 502 South Douglas St., West Frankfort, III. Mar. 2, 1906 342-01-7364 R.F.D. No. 2, Box No. 44, West Frankfort, Iul.