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Forgotten Men, 1945

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1 ` _ FC ._Q , QC L-A ` E Q sl 9 E A . , ei ' I K I L L.E D I N C A R R S F O R K M I ltjljl S I N C E l;j[:i_5 Franklin Elliott Jan. 8, 1926 Fell between cars while coupling. . Grant Berger May 24, 1926 Killed by slate fall. W. G. Sims July 17, 1926 Killed by slate fall. Gilbert Fletcher Aug. 16, 1926 Killed by slate fall. y , s *x Ernest Wilson May 17, 1927 Killed by slate fall. U S Blaine Patrick July 19, 1927 Killed by slate fall. - Dudley Stone July 26, 1929 Killed by slate fall. John Little Sept. 15, 1929 Killed by slate fall. J. T. Brummit Dec. 17, 1929 Killed by slate fall. Pearl Miller March ll, 1950 Crushed between motor and rib. Cornelious Porter April 29, 1950 Killed by slate fall. Garrett Combs May 27, 1950 Slate trestle collapsed. Wm. A. Munsey June 2, 1950 Slate fall (Father of Gilford. Ernie . Ernest White Nov. 28, 1950 Slate on entry. *gyle Hero. Leslie Hagans Feb. 5, 1951 Killed by slate fall. ` Fred Josephs May 14, 1951 Killed by slate fell. H. D. Bates Sept. 8, 1951 Killed by slate fell. Donny Armstrong May 27, 1952 Killed by slate fall. W Fayette Sharp Dee. 1, 1952 Killed by slate fall. ~ A. H. York Feb. 21, 1955 Killed by slate fall. 9 . Arthur Metrogon June 5, 1955 Killed by slate fall. Enos Banks Nev. 25, 1955 Killed by slate fall. Green Fuller Nev. 19, 1954 Rolled top of timber car and door. Murt Combs Oct. 29, 1955, Killed by fall of slate. J. T. Ashley July 28, l94l Killed by fall of slate. Will Johnson Nov. 24, 1941 Killed by fall of slate. Tom McIntosh May 25, 1942 Killed on picking table Jim Howard Jan. 29, 1944 Electrocuted. Trolley wire. Fred Williams Feb. 22, 1944 Killed by slate fall. 29 men killed in all. 25 were Killed by falls of slate. OLD TIMERS here will tell you that they should not have been killed. In almost every case they were taging chances that they should not have taken. Some of them were killed by slate falls after being told of their dangerous condition. ANY NUMBER OF THEM WERE KILLED IN TRYING TO GET TH IR COAL ALL LOADED BEFORE TAKING DOWN SLATE THAT WAS DANGEROUS TO WORK UNDER. OTHERS WERE KILLED BECAUSE THEY DID NOT TDVIBER WELL ENOUGH. YOU WILL NOT E_THE NEXT MAN IF_YOU QQ_NOT TAKE THE CHANGES THEY TOOK. 9 1 June 7, 1945