Abstracts of Current Decisions on Mines and Mining: May to August, 1917 Page: 13
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The word "about" used in the workmen's compensation act of
Kansas means that at the time of the accident the workman must
be employed "about" one of those specified localities and the locality
of the accident must be within the purview of the act.
Brevard v. Skidmore-Patterson Coal Co. (Kansas), 165 Pacific 651.
The word "bone" is a term applied to slate or rock found in coal
Cox v. United States Coal & Coke Co. (West Virginia), 92 Southeastern 559, p. 561.
The word "casualties" in a coal-mining lease contemplating a
suspension of operations is that which happens without design or
without being foreseen.
Bennett v. Howard (Kentucky), 195 Southwestern 117, p. 118.
Where coal in a mine has been mined out and the pillars in the
rooms removed the mountain over the rooms and entries has a
tendency to "creep," due to the tremendous pressure above and to
the fact that the support which held the mountain in place has been
taken away. This tendency to creep is increased when the stumps
are being removed unless removed in a proper way. Under the
creeping process the normal condition of the roof is changed and the
substances supporting it are crushed together so as to cause large
pieces of shale and other substances to be crowded out of their
natural places and fall to the ground of the mine.
Proctor Coal Co. v. Crabtree (Kentucky), 194 Southwestern 101, p. 102.
"Draw slate" is "slate" which is made loose and exposed by a
blast blowing out the coal.
Carter Coal Co. v. Reynolds (Kentucky), 194 Southwestern 311, p. 313.
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Thompson, Joseph Wesley. Abstracts of Current Decisions on Mines and Mining: May to August, 1917, report, December 1917; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38745/m1/27/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.