Mine Accident - Falling Slate

Mine Accident-Falling Slate

All miners are at risk for mine explosions, falling debris and a number of other hazards.  Lewis Hine took this photo, showing a slate fall, in the Turkey Knob Mine of West Virginia.

Click on the image - Hine photo 0147 - for a better view.

Media Credits

Lewis Hine photo, online courtesy Library of Congress.

The LOC provides additional information about the photograph, including a description written by Lewis Hine:


Bank Boss, Turkey Knob Mine, Macdonald, W. Va., and a great fall of Slate that blocked entry.  Witness E. N. Clopper.  Location:   MacDonald, West Virginia.

Creator(s): Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940, photographer

Date Created/Published:  1908 October.

Medium: 1 photographic print.

Reproduction Number:  LC-DIG-nclc-01069 (color digital file from b&w original print)

LC-USZ62-20507 (b&w film copy negative)

Call Number: LOT 7477, no. 0147 [P&P]


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