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Full ReportAccident 25. - Sept. 18th Henry Rapson was killed while working on a scaffold in the 35th level south of No. 2 Shaft Hecla Mine. He was engaged with a party of timber men in putting timber in the stope and while in the act of wedging a timber by some means he fell from the scaffold a distance of fifteen feet striking his left temple. He was immediately taken up by his fellow workmen and found to be unconscious. He was at once taken to the surface and to the Mine Hospital where he died three hours afterward. At the inquest held by Coroner Macdonald Rapsons fellow workmen - George Tachel - Matt Oppland - Wm. Berryman and Peter Hammes testified as to the above facts. The jury brought in a verdict: That deceased came to his death from injuries received by accidentally falling from a scaffold while at work in th e 35th level of the Hecla Mine on the 13th day of September 1895. note: dates as in report.
Accident No.25-1895
Sources5
IDr1895-25

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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