"The progress of coal mine safety may be compared to the development in mining through the years. When coal was first discovered centuries ago, it was taken from river or creek beds and from the outcroppings on the sides of hills. After removing the most accessible coal from the surface, it was necessary to mine the coal by quarrying or stripping the overburden from the coal seams. It is reasonable to assume that when such operations began, accidents of a serious nature also began to occur. Such accidents were no doubt due to rolling rocks or stones, falling material, and by falls of persons"--Chapter I--History of Coal Mine Safety, page 1.
Forbes, Carroll Ralph
Professional Degree in Mining Engineering
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
iii, 63 pages, 10 plates
© 1941 Charles F. Herbert, All rights reserved.
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Coal mines and mining -- Safety measures
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Herbert, Charles F., "Coal mine safety engineering" (1941). Professional Degree Theses. 152.