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Full ReportAccident 2 occurred December 11 1894 in the Quincy Mine. Joseph H. Barlace and Tim Leary were working in the drift at the 32nd level north of No. 2 shaft. They had fired two rounds of holes and one of the holes in the second round had missed fire. They went back into the drift to recharge the hole that had missed fire. The drift at the time being full of smoke Barlace told his partner Leary to go back and turn on the air to clear the smoke out of the drift. Leary did so and while he was gone an explosion took place. It was at first supposed that the missed hole had gone off but upon investigation it was found that the explosion was due to some powder that was lying in the bottom of the drift. Barlace received the full force of the explosion from his feet to the lower part of his body on the right side. His face and the upper part of his body were not injured. Barlace died from the effects of the injury and though conscious for some time gave no explanation as to how the accident occurred. There is no doubt but that the blast was premature. An inquest was held before Justice Finn at the Village of Hancock. The jury returned the following verdict: That Joseph H. Barlace came to his death on the 11th day of December 1894 in the Quincy mine by an accidental explosion in the 32nd Level north of No. 2 shaft.
Accident No.2-1895
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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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