By Walter L. Dinteman
Walter Dinteman wandered the coal fields of northeastern Pennsylvania from 1970 to 1973, photographic the is still of the anthracite coal industry. a lot of those structures have lengthy in view that decayed. Dinteman's photos inform the tale of attractiveness amid desolation, recalling the lives the folk who lived and labored within the area in its leading.
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The "natural" death rate in 1947 among men aged 60 to 64 was eight times that of workers in any other industrial occupation. about 25% of all the men employed underground developed anthracosilicosis (miners' asthma) after a working period of more than twenty-five years.. Pennsylvania Dept. of Labor and Industry, Anthraco-silicosis (miners' asthma): A Preliminary Report of a Study Made in the Anthracite Region of Pennsylvania, 1924 The 'black spit' and 'black lung' of the miners and the problems connected with them, are the most eloquent expression of intimate contact..
Men and machines journeyed in and out of the ground like ants in an anthill. And the black coal dust lay over it all: men, buildings and machinery; its acrid smell was everywhere. , be constructed of incombustible materials. Enactment of this law came as the result of the Pancoast mine fire in Throup, April 7, 1911, when 73 persons lost their lives. The fire occurred in the engine house of the mine. Alexander Trachtenberg, The History of Legislation for the Protection of Coal Miners in Pennsylvania, 18741915 Later, cement construction was found to be unsatisfactory due to cracking from stresses which weakened the structure.