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Homer City Mine Homer City Mine, The Helen Mining

1983-7-3  At approximately 5:40 p.m., July 3, 1983, a methane and coal dust explosion occurred in the E-Butt section of the HornerCity Mine, The Helen Mining Company, located near HornerCity, Indiana County, Pennsylvania. Sylvester Lee Mitsko, a 38-year-old assistant mine foreman with 12 years, 11 months mining experience, died as a result of the explosion.

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MSHA - Coal Mine Fatal Accident Investigation Report ...

2019-9-5  This is a shaft mine, approximately 2,000 feet in depth, which liberates an average of 20,000,000 cubic feet of methane gas in a 24 hour period. The mine presently has six continuous mining machine sections on development and two longwall sections on retreat mining.

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2010-4-23  buildup: a coal shaft, unused for years, that passed down through sev - eral old mines before reaching theirs. According to a longtime foreman at the mine, who provided previously undisclosed details of its operation, the shaft was never properly sealed to prevent the methane above from being sucked into Upper Big Branch.

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McElroy Coal Company Shaft Explosion - Mine Disasters in ...

2021-6-30  Mine disaster kills area man The Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown, PA) By Randy Griffith, and Matthew Epstein January 23, 2003 Cameron, W.Va. -– Three miners for a Cambria County company – including a 23-year-old Colver, Pa., man – were killed early yesterday when methane gas exploded in the air shaft they were digging.

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Iron Miners Historic Mining History and Gold Mining ...

2007-2-14  Township shaft, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection. New information from former mine workers revealed methane gas, not an air line as the company reported, caused a 2004 explosion that injured four miners at RD Coal's Buck Mountain Slope Mine, DEP spokesman Tom Rathbun said. Methane gas also caused the Oct. 23,

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January 22, 2003 - Mine Safety and Health Administration

2014-7-24  shaft site, and a 37 year old Driller with a total of 2-1/2 weeks of shaft sinking experience. The miners, including the foreman, were working on an elevated work deck, attempting to remove corrugated metal that was blocking access to the water ring. The shaft was approximately 950 deep and within 30-50 feet of intersecting the coal seam.

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British Mining No 28 Memoirs 1985 pp37-42

2018-1-12  mine by the National Coal Board. [37] In 1876 another shaft was sunk (D on the plan) near the Campbell colliery at Handley Wood and a heading driven into the workings of the A pit early in 1877. This D shaft was sunk to replace the A pit and to economise on the cost of coal production. The output from the seam at this period amounted to about ...

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Coal Miner, Coal Miner, shining your light... The ...

2021-6-2  Coal Miner, Coal Miner, shining your light. Working in a mine shaft dark as the night. What you gonna do before you go back in? Gonna ask the Lord to let me come out again. (from the song “West Virginia Coal Miner” by Roger White.)

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. FINAL REPORT ON NDT7 EXPLOSION FRANKLIN

2019-8-28  J. P. Daley, mine foreman A total of 270 men is employed on 2 shifts in the production of approx-imately 580 tons of coal a day. The' colliery was-opened about 1850 by the Franklin Mining Company. The Lehigh Valley Coal Company acquired the property in 1891 and it continued active operations until 1931.•

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Farmington, WV Coal Mine Explosion And Fire, Nov 1954 ...

2021-9-17  Farmington, W. Va., (AP) -- Two new explosions today broke open the ventilating shaft of a coal mine sealed with 15 men inside. The blasts at 4:15 and 9 a.m. shifted to one side a huge steel plate placed over the air shaft of the No. 9 mine last night when rescue workers had to give up their efforts to recover the 15 presumed dead.

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July 31, 2019 Fatality - Final Report Mine Safety and ...

2019-7-31  The methane explosions occurred in the intake shaft located at the Bremen portal of the Paradise No. 9 mine. The shaft extends from the surface to 360 feet deep into the mine with a landing at 350 feet at the Kentucky No. 9 coal seam. The shaft is 18 feet in diameter. Possible Ignition Sources

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McElroy Coal Company Shaft Explosion - Mine Disasters in ...

2021-6-30  Mine disaster kills area man The Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown, PA) By Randy Griffith, and Matthew Epstein January 23, 2003 Cameron, W.Va. -– Three miners for a Cambria County company – including a 23-year-old Colver, Pa., man – were killed early yesterday when methane gas exploded in the air shaft they were digging.

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Homer City Mine Homer City Mine, The Helen Mining

1983-7-3  At approximately 5:40 p.m., July 3, 1983, a methane and coal dust explosion occurred in the E-Butt section of the HornerCity Mine, The Helen Mining Company, located near HornerCity, Indiana County, Pennsylvania. Sylvester Lee Mitsko, a 38-year-old assistant mine foreman with 12 years, 11 months mining experience, died as a result of the explosion.

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MSHA - Coal Mine Fatal Accident Investigation Report ...

2019-9-5  The mine opened in October 1972, and began production in May 1974, extracting coal from the Blue Creek coal seam which averages sixty (60) inches in height. The seam is at a depth of 1,091 feet. The mine has six intake air shafts, one intake elevator air shaft, one material slope, one belt intake slope, and five return air shafts.

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Coal mine methane management, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

2021-8-21  of old abandoned works. Leak tightness directly in line with former backfilled mine shafts is ensured by filling with clay or fly-ash inside the shaft linings. The idea was therefore conceived, in 1974, to capture the firedamp from old mine workings in the high grade coal deposit of Denain. Actual firedamp capture in La Naville began in 1978.

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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR MINE SAFETY

2020-2-19  Miners access the Enlow Fork Mine by three shaft openings and a slope opening into the 96-inch Pittsburgh bituminous coal seam. The mine is ventilated with nine air shafts, all with exhausting mine fans. The mine liberates 11,564,125 cubic feet of methane every 24 hours. Because of the excessive methane liberation, MSHA inspects this mine every ...

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Coal mining legacy problems - South Lanarkshire Council

Coal mining legacy problems. There are many old coal workings in South Lanarkshire, with the possibility that new development may disturb old mine workings, leading to subsidence or damage to buildings or their occupants. Potential problems can include: • collapse of shallow coal mine workings. • collapse of, or risk of entry into, mine ...

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Technical and Economic Assessment : Mitigation of

A typical shaft at a gassy mine in the U.S. will move between 212,000 and 530,000 cubic feet per minute (cfm) or approximately 100 to 250 cubic meters of air per second (m3/s). Ventilation exhaust air streams from gassy coal mines typically contain methane at concentrations ranging from 0.3 to 0.7 percent.

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Proposed new EU legislation on methane should consider ...

2021-3-17  However, the point of origin of methane escaping from coal mines cannot be so readily identified. For example, the Bezirksregierung Arnsberg, the District Government in North Rhine Westphalia, Germany, openly describes its network of around 13,000 coal mine shafts and tunnels as

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The buried past - StAlbertToday.ca

2018-3-27  The buried past. The Gazette looks at the history of coal mining in Sturgeon as part of its 100th anniversary. It involves a brothel! TYPICAL MINE — A view of the Sun Mine in Cardiff in around 1911. Run by Alberta Coal Mining Co., this mine operated from 1907 to 1944 and produced some 880,000 tonnes of coal, the Alberta Coal Mine Atlas shows.

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A Tale Of Two Coal Mines: How One Followed The Rules,

2010-4-23  The foreman said that methane was being sucked down through the shaft into the active mine, to the point that methane readings in the area often measured at twice the allowable level. About two months ago, he said, a young, fit contractor climbed a ladder on the outside of the coal shaft to retrieve a monitor.

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Homer City Mine Homer City Mine, The Helen Mining

1983-7-3  At approximately 5:40 p.m., July 3, 1983, a methane and coal dust explosion occurred in the E-Butt section of the HornerCity Mine, The Helen Mining Company, located near HornerCity, Indiana County, Pennsylvania. Sylvester Lee Mitsko, a 38-year-old assistant mine foreman with 12 years, 11 months mining experience, died as a result of the explosion.

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McElroy Coal Company Shaft Explosion - Mine Disasters in ...

2021-6-30  Mine disaster kills area man The Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown, PA) By Randy Griffith, and Matthew Epstein January 23, 2003 Cameron, W.Va. -– Three miners for a Cambria County company – including a 23-year-old Colver, Pa., man – were killed early yesterday when methane gas exploded in the air shaft they were digging.

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Work halts in Georgian coal shaft after four miners killed ...

2021-7-20  The Mindeli coal shaft in Tkibuli, central Georgia, is to be shut down pending the results of an official investigation after four miners were killed and six more wounded on Monday. According to a preliminary report from the Interior Ministry, the incident was caused by a methane gas explosion leading to the collapse of a tunnel roof.

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Proposed new EU legislation on methane should consider ...

2021-3-17  However, the point of origin of methane escaping from coal mines cannot be so readily identified. For example, the Bezirksregierung Arnsberg, the District Government in North Rhine Westphalia, Germany, openly describes its network of around 13,000 coal mine shafts and tunnels as “swiss cheese”.

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No.9: The 1968 Farmington Mine Disaster West Virginia ...

2021-8-31  Ninety-nine men entered the cold, dark tunnels of the Consolidation Coal Company’s No.9 Mine in Farmington, West Virginia, on November 20, 1968. Some were worried about the condition of the mine. It had too much coal dust, too much methane

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Greene County mine tragedy recalled, 50 years later ...

2012-12-5  Five-inch (steel) I-beams were twisted like horseshoes,” said 90-year-old Scarton of Masontown, who was a foreman at U.S. Steel Corp.'s Robena Mine when methane gas exploded around 1 p.m. on Dec. 6, 1962, about two miles from the Frosty Run Shaft. A high concentration of methane

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h coal seam about 260 feet below ground. The miners’

2012-8-21  Morganza Road by the Henderson Coal Company around the time the Montour Mifflin Extension became operational in late 1914. With an above ground layout similar to that used at the Montour No. 1 and No. 2 and National No. 3 mines, Henderson No. 1 was a twin-shaft deep mine that entered the Pittsburgh coal seam about 260 feet below ground.

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The buried past - StAlbertToday.ca

2018-3-27  The buried past. The Gazette looks at the history of coal mining in Sturgeon as part of its 100th anniversary. It involves a brothel! TYPICAL MINE — A view of the Sun Mine in Cardiff in around 1911. Run by Alberta Coal Mining Co., this mine operated from 1907 to 1944 and produced some 880,000 tonnes of coal, the Alberta Coal Mine Atlas shows.

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Coal Miners' Notes of Goodbye, and Questions on a Blast's ...

2006-1-6  Coal Miners' Notes of Goodbye, and Questions on a Blast's Cause. SAGO, W.Va., Jan. 5 - As he huddled with 11 fellow miners trying to shelter from poisonous air in one of the farthest reaches of ...

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