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mining accident in 1953

Posted: 22 Mar 2012 8:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Stolba
Looking for info on a mining accident in East St. Louis, Illinois March 10, 1953. I don't know the name of the mine. Looking for a great uncle Oldrich Stolba. Any ideas.
Brenda

Re: mining accident in 1953

Posted: 23 Mar 2012 12:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: STOLBA / MITCHELL
Brenda,
The MSHA library has a fatality archive database of accident investigation files for the United States mining industry:

http://www.msha.gov/TRAINING/LIBRARY/FatalRecordsSearch.asp
By knowing the “Location of Archive Report” one can obtain a copy of the official federal report. The official federal reports are much more lengthy and detailed than the reports found in the state annual reports. When the web site comes up, click search on two occasions. If entering only a date, type it as mm/dd/yr, and fill in as few boxes as possible. Try both the “Search” and “Browse” buttons. By clicking on any blue items from the search results, you can get things to come up.

03/10/1953, Sahara Coal, Mine #7
Field Information
Accident Classification
Fall Of Roof Or Back
Accident Report
No
Accident Report Type
Unspecified
Archives
No
Chargeability
Unspecified
City
Unspecified
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6395
Coal Division Type
Unspecified
County
Saline
Date of Accident
03/10/1953
Degree of Injury
Fatal
Depository
Accident Reports
Division
Coal
Employee Type
Mine Employee
Equipment in Accident
Unspecified
Identifier
\ACCIDENT_OUTPUT\6395.pdf
Inspection Office District
Unspecified
Inspection Office Subdistrict
Unspecified
Metal/Nonmetal Division Type
Unspecified
Mine ID Number
11-00000
Mine Name
Mine #7
Mining Company Name
Sahara Coal
Narrative
The victims were injured in an underground fall of roof accident at 9:45 AM.
Number of Fatalities Reported
Number of Injuries Reported
2
Security Level
0
Source
Accident
Specific Location of Accident
Unspecified
State
Illinois
Subject Category
Accidents
Subunit
Underground
Title
03/10/1953, Sahara Coal, Mine #7
This database says Oldrich Stolba and Arland Mitchell were killed in this mine accident. A newspaper article may have more information. This is all the information that I have on this accident.

From Jerry,
http://www.genealogy.com/users/s/h/e/Jerry-Sherard/ “Mine Accidents U.S., Canada and Australia”

Re: mining accident in 1953

Posted: 24 Mar 2012 3:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
Jerry,
Thank you for the info. I will try to look for a newspaper article on this accident.
Brenda
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