Report Of The Inspector Of Mines
Of Kentucky For The Year 1899
FATALITIES AND INJURIES
...The seventh death was that of W. B. GRADE, which took place from fall of slate, on December 18th, in Torchlight mine, Lawrence County, operated by F. X. HILL. Mr. HiLL claims that the deceased was working voluntarily in a wrong part of the mine and against orders. It appears that in pulling down some coal, a piece of loose draw slate also came down with it and
crushed him to death. This mine was really not under the jurisdiction of this office at the time of the accident.
LAWRENCE COUNTY MINES
ANNIE AND ELIZABETH MINES - at Peach Orchard
Operated by the Peach Orchard Coal Co.
John O. WELTY, of Canton, OH, president;
Henry P. SCOTT, Williamsburg, DE, secretary and treasurer;
H. H. KEYS, of Ashland, KY, general manager;
John H. WALLACE, superintendent;
Jesse P. SMALL, mine boss.
TORCHLIGHT MINE - near Walbridge, KY
Operated by J. X. HILL, P. O. Walbridge, KY.
Source: Excerpted from a document posted by Bailey Francis at Campbell County TNGenWeb History Project
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