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Full ReportAccident No. 11 June 13th - Antonio BASSELO (sic) lost his life in the 28th level No. 6 shaft Hecla Branch of the Calumet and Hecla mine. A party of timbermen had a skip load of timber sent down to the 28th level where the timber was to be taken out of the skip. The skip was a little too high to dump the car of rock into it and signal two and a half bells was given to lower it slowly. When the skip reached the proper place the signal was given to stop and the trammers started to dump the car and while they were doing so BESSELLO went up in the shaft above the skip to take down the chains which were hanging on the timbers about eight feet above the level. As soon as the trammers started to dump the car the skip started to ascend without any signal being given to hoist. BESSELLO caught onto the rope and was carried up the shaft about 200 feet when he must have let go his hold and have fallen to front of the skip. His body was seen rolling down the shaft until it was stopped by one of his partners who had gone up the shaft to look for him. BESSELLO was taken to the 28th level where he died shortly after. An inquest was held before Justice CRUSE and after several witnesses had been examined the jury returned a verdict that Antonio BESSELLO was accidently killed in No. 6 shaft Hecla mine June 13th 1893.
Accident No.11-1893
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Source Information

Source NameInspectorLibrary Call No.ID
Report of the Mine Inspector of Houghton County Michigan for the Year Ending September 30 1891Josiah Hall Mine InspectorMichigan TN 272 .H68z 1890/91s1
Report of the Mine Inspector of Houghton County Michigan for the Year Ending September 30 1892Josiah Hall Mine InspectorMichigan TN 272.H68z 1892s2
Mine Inspectors Report for Houghton County, Mich. For the Year Ending September 30th 1893Josiah Hall Mine InspectorMichigan TN 272.H68z 1893s3
Mine Inspectors Report for Houghton County, Mich. For the Year Ending September 30th 1894Josiah Hall Mine InspectorMichigan TN 272.H68z 1894s4
Mine Inspectors Report for Houghton County, Mich. For the Year Ending September 30th 1895Josiah Hall Mine InspectorMichigan TN 272.H68z 1895s5
Mine Inspectors Report for Houghton County, Mich. For the Year Ending September 30th 1890not namedMichigan TN 272 .H68z 1889s6
Mine Inspectors Report for Houghton County, Mich. For the Year Ending September 30th 1897not namedMichigan TN272 .H68z 1897s7
Mine Inspectors Report for Houghton County, Mich. For the Year Ending September 30th 1900not namedMichigan TN272 .H68z 1900s8

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