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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,
Supervising Engineer, District E.

J. J. FORBES,
Chief, Coal-Mine Inspection Division.

D. HARRINGTON,
Chief, Health and Safety Branch.

APPENDIX C.-List of men killed in mine explosion, No. 8 Mine, Old Ben Coal Corp., July 24, 1947

Age

Birth date

Social Se
curity No.

Address

Occupation

Married or

single

Dependents Total

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48
74
51
41
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June 20, 1885
Feb. 27, 1901
May 18, 1911
Nov. 20, 1906

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312-01-8960

346-03-8960
247-01-9482

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44
32
57

Feb. 2, 1904
Jan. 24, 1903
June 30, 1915
Apr. 14, 1890
Apr. 12, 189
Jan.

4, 1883
Dec. 25, 1925
June 18, 1880
Sept. 9, 1901

9, 1888
Sept. 12, 1918
Feb. 27, 1904
Aug. 23, 1922
Feb. 22, 1905
Sept. 15, 1898
Dec. 29, 1906

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608 South Cherry St., West Frankfort, Ill.
Thompsonville, Ill.

1105 East Clark St., West Frankfort, Ill.
702 East Garland St., West Frankfort, ni.
R. F. D. No. 1, West Frankfort, Ill..
304 East Dewey St., West Frankfort, III.
404 North Adams St., West Frankfort, II.
1121 Benton St., Johnston City, ni.
320 North 13th St., Herrin, Ni.
1208 Grand Ave., Johnston City, Ill.
602 Fourth St., Johnston City, III.
701 South Short St., West Frankfort, ni.
Rural free delivery No. 1, Benton, ni.
705 West 8th St., Johnston City, Ill.
302 Illinois Ave., West Frankfort, Ill..
401 West 16th St., Herrin, Ill.
109 North Dorris St., West Frankfort, III.
319 East Dewey St., 'West Frankfort, 'ni.
1400 East 9th St., West Frankfort, IN.
10714 South Logan St., West Frankfort, III.

343-07-1350
343-07-7464
343-10-9434
356-09-8737
329-12-9071
347-07-8486
359-12-4472
342-01-7418
332-12-5582
313-09-0121
351-07-4871
326-14-6373
342-14-6743
347-01-9528
342-03-2035
356-10-3417

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APPENDIX D.- List of men injured in mine explosion, No. 8 mine, Old Ben Coal Corp., July 24, 1947

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George Raymond..
Gustave Gaubautz
J. Marion Childers
Louis F. Owens..
Willis Hilliard
James T. Wilson

Raymond C. Stevens.

Robert W. Wicker
Willie Ray Smith.
Adolph Nickelvich
Gcorge D. Griffith.

Curtis O. Stagner
Horare M. Walton
John Peter Yattoni
John Sebben.
Celesta Berra
Thomas McPheron
Hiram B. Chitwood.
Domenico Piacentini.
Giles C. Summers,
Gus Garland Grant.
Arthur Fritts.
Louis Marlow
Thomas F. Boyer
Peter DeJulius
Herbert Don Bidwell
Thomas M. Palmer

Name

Frank Casper
Charley Smith...
Thomas Kirby.

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36
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