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Alleck, Kentucky. » i V V
, . Dear Mr. Dupree: . VV J ‘ - A __ . V
i_~ A A As far back as July 14, 1933, Judge Frank E. Wood, President of ..,_ A A _
Carrs Fork, wrote the officials of the company, and we herewith o V
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A J "It is not the financial less to the Carrs Fork A A
° . Coal Company that prompts me_to urge the observance A ‘
` · of every conceivable safeguard against injuries. I J
_ hope that my affection and respect for all my fellow . _ V
men will.never permit me to consider an accident as_ , o I
J e a money proposition. -The money which we are required V I A »
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I accident is as nothing compared with the loss of that n ~
’ manis life to his wife and children and others depend- “
ing upon him for support. Anything that you may be
able to do to lessen avoidable accidents will be appree A A —
V V ciated by me. Needless to say, many an accident can be ‘
. avoided and I would like to see the mine operated as J?
‘ efficiently in this respect as possible." V I ` V I
A . Feeling a deep concern for the personal safety of the men working c VA
in and about our mines, this thought was again manifested in a V ‘
_ . recent letter you received from Judge Wood. V A j -
VAnd because it is the wish of the company as so expressed, we are
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V ‘of it.‘ He has, I know, religiously and conscienously talked and ‘ ~ `I
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` This has been for one purpose - only 4 te·provent any accident hap- ‘ V A t — A
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” cripple for life and thereby subject your family to grief and want. , ‘
A ` I happened to be at the mine when John Taylor was killed under a _A
slate fall, and I felt the sadness that overcame everybody who knew
’ him. I talked to his fellow workers and the foremen at the mine. I V
talked to the State Mine Inspectors after the investigation was made r { ·
, of the accident, and I could“not help but feel that if John had been E
_ just a mite more careful, he would still be with us. . V
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supervisors whom we employ to look after your safety. 4 V V
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