The Princess Colliery Man-Rake Rope

THIS paper summarizes the results of investigations carried out at Sydney Mines, N.S., and at Ottawa, following the disaster at Princess colliery, December 6th, 1938. The Honourable Minister of Mines for Nova Scotia appointed A. E. Cameron special investigator to enquire into and report upon the cause of the rope failure. Public hearings were held in Sydney Mines and evidence taken from many witnesses. The site of the accident was examined in detail and investigations made of the rope layout and colliery practice.
Keywords: Accidents, Engines, Mine, Mines, Nova Scotia, Princess Colliery, rope, Sydney Mines, winding engine, Rope, Ropes, Shafts, wear
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