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AMENDMENTS OF 1949

HEARINGS
2. ... House

House BEFORE A
SPECIAL SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

EIGHTY-FIRST CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

H. R. 3023

A BILL AMENDING PUBLIC LAW 49, SEVENTY-SEVENTH
CONGRESS, PROVIDING FOR THE WELFARE OF

COAL MINERS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

HEARINGS HELD AT WASHINGTON, D. C.

JUNE 16, 17, AND JULY 8, 1949

Printed for the use of the Committee on Education and Labor

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COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR

JOHN LESINSKI, Michigan, Chairman GRAHAM A. BARDEN, North Carolina SAMUEL K. MCCONNELL, JR., Pennsylvania AUGUSTINE B. KELLEY, Pennsylvania RALPH W. GWINN, New York ADAM C. POWELL, JR., New York

WALTER E. BREHM, Ohio JOHN S. WOOD, Georgia

WINT SMITH, Kansas JOHN F. KENNEDY, Massachusetts

CARROLL D. KEARNS, Pennsylvania WINGATE H. LUCAS, Texas

RICHARD M. NIXON, California CLEVELAND M. BAILEY, West Virginia THRUSTON BALLARD MORTON, Kentucky LEONARD IRVING, Missouri

THOMAS H. WERDEL, California
CARL D. PERKINS, Kentucky

HAROLD H. VELDE, Illinois
CHARLES R. HOWELL, New Jersey
HUGO S. SIMS, South Carolina
ANDREW JACOBS, Indiana
THOMAS H. BURKE, Ohio
TOM STEED, Oklahoma
ROY W. WIER, Minnesota

JOSEPH KOSKI, Clerk
JOHN S. FORSYTHE, General Counsel

SPECIAL SUBCOMMITTEE ON MINE HEALTH AND SAFETY INSPECTIONS

Al'GUSTINE B. KELLEY, Pennsylvania, Chairman ADAM C. POWELL, JR., New York

SAMUEL K. MCCONNELL, JR., Pennsylvania CLEVELAND M. BAILEY, West Virginia WINT SMITH, Kansas LEONARD IRVING, Missouri

RICHARD M. NIXON, California CARL D. PERKINS, Kentucky

THOMAS H. WERDEL, Caiifornia
ANDREW JACOBS, Indiana

HAROLD H. VELDE, Illinois
THOMAS H. BURKE, Ohio
ROY W. WIER, Minnesota

JOSEPH S. JAROSZ, Professional Staj

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LIST OF WITNESSES

Page

Ankeny, M. J., Chief, Coal Mine Inspection Branch, Bureau of Mines,

Department of the Interior.

285

Coneybeer, D. J., district State mine inspector, Carrolton, Ohio.

489

Dickinson, A. W., representing American Mining Congress--

149

Ferguson, Charles, assistant safety director, United Mine Workers of

America, presenting statement of F. C. Davis, safety director -

11

Flippen, C. J., labor commissioner, Kanawha Coal Operators' Association,

Charleston, W. Va---

225

Forbes, J. J., Chief, Health and Safety Division, Bureau of Mines Depart-

ment of the Interior.

53, 130

Grove, G. W., supervising engineer, Health and Safety Division, Bureau

of Mines

232, 486

Haley, James W., secretary and general counsel, National Coal Associa-
tion, Washington, D. C-----

24
"It, Walter W., representing John M. Hirst Co., Cleveland.

464
Jaize, Richard, secretary of mines, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

175
Mechlin, M. J., United States Bureau of Mines, accompanied by W. J.
Simonds and R. J. Kirk, United States Bureau of Mines---

449
Mosgrove, J. H., safety director, Big Sandy-Elkhorn Coal Operators' Asso-
'ciation.

158

Price, Hon. Melvin, a Representative in Congress from the State of

Illinois.

1

Scholz, Carl, mining consulting engineer--

215
Sisk, A. D., chief, Kentucky Department of Mines and Minerals-

259
Williams, Stephen, chief, Division of Mines, Columbus, Ohio.---

489

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Data furnished by Workmen's Compensation Fund, West Virginia

Employment and accident data----

13

Fatality rates per million man-hours-

Before Federal inspection.

238

After Federal inspection---

239

Fatalities and a comparison of fatality rates based on man-hours exposure. 147

Federal Mine Safety Code_-

57

Final report, No. 8 mine, Old Ben Coal Corp-

296

Food control or Lever Act---

53

H. R. 3023 (81st Cong., 1st sess.) -

1

Indication of imminent dangers in Federal coal-mine inspection reports- 149

Inside fatalities, West Virginia.

16

Letters or telegrams from-
Powers, Frank M.-

447
Lewis, John L., letter to Hon. A. B. Kelley --

215

Lewis, John L:

Excerpt from remarks regarding Centralia mine

161

Letter to Hon. A. B. Kelley ----

215

Statement made before Senate committee..

41

List of men killed in No. 5 mine, Centralia Coal Co., March 25, 1947

332

List of men killed, No. 8 mine, Old Ben Coal Corp., July 24, 1947

310

Injured ---

310

List of Representatives who support House Joint Resolution One Hundred

and Sixty-Five, submitted by Hon. Melvin Price.

2

Maps-

Appendix A, Old Ben Coal Corp

Facing page 308

Appendix B, Old Ben Coal Corp--

Facing page 309

Appendix A, Centralia Coal Corp., mine No. 5-

Facing page 328

Appendix B, Centralia Coal Corp., mine No.5_

Facing page 329

Appendix C, Centralia Coal Corp., sketch showing details of explo-

sion evidence

331

News release by Bureau of Mines-

December 21, 1943

368

July 21, 1944.

375

March 4, 1945.

390

September 19, 1945_

405

June 5, 1946-

115

Number of hazardous coal mines.

14

Number of injuries in coal mines of United States -

146

Number of men killed in major gas and dust explosions in coal mines of

United States ---

117

Nonfatal accidents in West Virginia --

16

Ohio State Division of Mines reports on Hirst Sterling Mine-

506

Public Law-

49 (77th Cong.)

328 (80th Cong.)

Senate Report No. 431

Record of compliance with recommendations of Federal inspectors

145

Resolution of American Mining Congress_.

149

Scanlan, Driscoll O., statement before legislature committee at Centralia,
III

132
Schedule for trainees, Coal Mine Inspection Branch, Bureau of Mines_ 142
Statement or testimony of-
Ankeny, M. U.---

285, 431
Estimated cost of coal mine injuries in 1944.

287
First aid and mine rescue training statistics

291
Supplemental statement by C. A. Herbert_.

311

Bailey, Hon. Cleveland M., a Representative in Congress from the

State of West Virginia-

Data furnished by Workmen's Compensation Fund, West Virginia 17

Inside fatalities, West Virginia..

16

Nonfatal accidents in West Virginia

16

Some startling facts

18

Total fatal accidents

16

Total nonfatal accidents --

16

Cobb, W. F., president, representing Alabama Mining Institute

447

Coneybeer, D. J

489

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Statement or testimony of-Continued

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Davis, C. F., safety director, United Mine Workers of America, as

presented by Charles Ferguson, assistant safety director..

11

Appendix A, employment and accident data-

13

Appendix B, number of hazardous coal mines_

14

Dickinson, A. W

149
Reference to Bureau of Mines Circular No. 7456_

150
Remarks of Dan Harrington

151
Ferguson, Charles

Flippen, C. J.-

225

Forbes, J. J.

53, 130

Anthracite safety standards.

80

Federal Mine Safety Code-

57

Mine safety program of national bituminous coal wage agreement- 113

Suggested revision of law_

130

Haley, James W-

24, 42

Grove, G. W

232, 486

Holt, Walter W.

464
Partnership agreement and schedule of compensation rates. 531
Lewis, John L.-
Excerpt from remarks regarding Centralia mine

161
Letter to Hon. A. B. Kelley --

215
Statement made before Senate committee

441
Maize, Richard.

175
Award to Pennsylvania Department of Mines-

193
Excerpts from statement of Daniel Harrington

191
Excerpts from United Mine Workers' Journal

184
Pennsylvania coal mine inspection report_----

197

Manley, B. P., executive director, Utah Coal Operators' Association.. 229

Mechling, M. J., accompanied by W. J. Symons and R. J. Kirk.. 449

Mosgrove, J. H.

158

Words or phrases that seem vague in Federal Mine Safety Code- 169

Price, Hon. Melvin, a Representative in Congress from the State of

Illinois

1

List of Representatives who support House Joint Resolution 165.- 2

Starling, E. A., safety director, Harlan County Coal Operators' Asso-
ciation

157

Perkins, Hon. Carl D., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Kentucky-

437

Legal definition of "imminent danger".

246

Present status of Kentucky workmen's compensation law.

440

Reference to Senate Report 238_--

207

Statement of John L. Lewis before Senate committee

441

Scanlan, Driscoll 0__-

432
Scholz, Carl-

215
Sisk, A. D.---

259
Casualty Reports of Kentucky Department of Mines and Minerals. 263
Tonnage produced per casualty, 1890–1947-

262

Williams, Stephen----

489

Ohio State Division of Mines reports on Hirst Sterling mine_-- 506

Testimony. (See Statement or testimony.)
Total fatal accidents

16
Total nonfatal accidents_

16
Violations of State mining laws reported on Federal coal-mine inspections.- 148

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