Quarry Accidents in the United States During the Calendar Year 1925 Page: 2
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2 QIARRYE' ACCIDENTS IN 'THEiTNUrE:TED, STATESS, 1926
stone, crushing, rock dressing.l, or the manufiatLure of lime: or cement
iThe :men emplohyedl inside t he!i quarries wa]orkedl 1 3,:8,91!5 :man
shifts, an aLernage of 2541 work days per' mans i omnapared iK t25(
:days per :man in 1192 1.. Mlen employed at tl he ,oulside plad s W'orkpd
1177,,, 040@ man shifts, amn average of 297 dags per m an as against
29()1 dys in 192L. Both groups ol employees averaged 273 days as
compared with 269 in the previous 'year. Accident .side the
qmrries includedd :101( deaths d 8, 6321 iinj ries, indicating a fatality
:rate L 2 :~ and. an inJ uIry .m o.fL' I , per. LbhOllusaild l lmplyeej1 as,
compared with i.1.9.) ant "17, respectively,, inD 11924. Accidents at
crushems and tther p ts outsiIdeo their qarries esesulted in i8 d athsl
alnd, 5, j53 injjries,s wich represented :nu at :. 2 k ll22 killed and 1.41 .
i ,j uiredl fir eac i tholusandl m n emplyedl aaomlpared with l1.24 ileid
and 11 :inju]ired i 1924.
Fatality rates in 1925 were lower tham in 19124 atI quarries that
]prodc d a em en rock, granite, and marble, but 'higher at limestone
q.arries, sandestone andl bliestone quarries, sllte qlarries, and
traprockl qplarris. For :lnonfatal jinjries the :elarts flom the
operators! indicated "lower :rates, than ian 192 fm tih q:uar :[rI1,: :,r l, ries, thal pro-
dluedl. eemlent lroc and,. :marllli,, but, higher rates fb qlar ries that
produced granite, imestoe, sand,, tone slate, or ,trap roelk. An
1ex1"am inflation of thel ret urns :fi ,m inldi~widl Sutates 1o Iwe(l al. SasLwer
f:tildity rates, fbr q.t irries (including "' ioutsidel" plants) in Alablama,,
rklanas, Connecticut , Illinois, K s as, iassachusett, ihiganl,
IM3nesesoita, Missouri, New Jersey, New "Yo'l, (1la]iori ilmat, luj
Vermont, irginia,, and. Wisonsin. Lower rates br nonllfatal
iji Ires wer e itindicated l by lthe rep arts rom Al lAhama, (ClifImLiat,
'DCM.ad, (l egorgia, Illinois Iow, ans as, Miine, Miclhigan, New
Ilampshire, Ne w Jer:sey,. Nbw Y:rk, (Olda oil , Pnnsylvania,
Vermont, Wasinglon, andl Wisconsinl.
,SeMlical ta l 2Les (21, 221 and 2 ) are presented t show the conpara
tive, firenienc:y o:f aeidenlts at dimensin-stone qllarries and of aci i-
denlts 4at , :nondimension. or crused stone quarries Companlati
figures ol these two classes of q rriea s r are now, avail bl :fin lhe
past I years; tlLiey invariably sLow a senaller duth rate and a
smaller inj y rateatt carries that p d trim ttrt; in sta one.
1Of the E4, I4 accidentsl reported by" allm qirry operators dr titig the
past ;year, 1149 (lL.(4 per cent) :resulted in the! death of lie inured
employees, :22 ( . 15 per cent) cnses: permanent ,i total disabiility, )30
(3.[. Iper' cent:) caused. permanent parltl l disability, 2I,52 (1315i per
cent) caused temporary disability emaceeding 114 days, amdl 1II1086
(77.15 ]per' men:) caused lossl of time exceeding the remainder ,:af1[ tl]he,
dclay of aeident but not exceding 141 'ays.
The main cause: of fatal accidemts to in e working inside the
qlal ie's w [as ]! oalo slides of': rmet:o or ao'erbu nd n. 'Thirty-fr"i o:f the
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Adams, William W. Quarry Accidents in the United States During the Calendar Year 1925, report, 1927; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12464/m1/8/: accessed January 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.