Lessons From the Granite Mountain Shaft Fire, Butte

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On the night of June 8, 1917, the flame of a carbide lamp accident set fire to the uncovered and frayed insulation of an armored power cable near the 2,400-foot level of the North Butte Mining Co.'s Granite Mountain shaft. How this insulation accidentally became exposed is explained on page 15. The following pages present an attempt to draw some practical conclusions and suggestions from this disaster."

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56 p. : ill.

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Harrington, Daniel 1922.

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On the night of June 8, 1917, the flame of a carbide lamp accident set fire to the uncovered and frayed insulation of an armored power cable near the 2,400-foot level of the North Butte Mining Co.'s Granite Mountain shaft. How this insulation accidentally became exposed is explained on page 15. The following pages present an attempt to draw some practical conclusions and suggestions from this disaster."

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56 p. : ill.

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Harrington, Daniel. Lessons From the Granite Mountain Shaft Fire, Butte, report, 1922; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12379/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.