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Quincy No. 2 Shaft-Rockhouse Interior

Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, Accidents, Fires, Miners Inside shafthouse, six men on car [An interior photo of the Quincy No. 2. shaft-rockhouse. The men on the man car are preparing to enter the mine after a fire and they are all wearing breathing masks. A water bailer skip is hanging from a crane on the left side of the photo.]

Scanned: January 16, 2007


Mine Rescue Crew

Accidents, Fires, Mine Fires, Miners, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining Mine Rescue Crew, Quincy #2 Shaft, 1925-1926 Fire [A photo of a group of miners wearing breathing masks. The names of the miners are written on the front of the photograph.]

Scanned: February 6, 2006


Mining Accidents

Persons, Accidents, Miners, Copper Miners Accident No. 6. C & H Cons. Mine, January 21, 1930. Michial Medaved came to his death by falling down No. 6 shaft, Hecla Branch of Calumet & Hecla Consolidated Copper Co. The following statement was made by Mine Inspector Matt Ollila after investigating the accident: "Michial Medaved met accidental death in No. 6 shaft of Hecla mine, between the 4th and 5th levels while on an inspection trip. He evidently lost his balance on a slippery sleeper and fell on a descending skip rope that carried him down the shaft to the 15th level. [Account of accident that took Mr. Medaved's life.]

Scanned: November 16, 2010


Calumet & Hecla Mining Company

Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Miners, Copper Miners, Accidents Tamarack #3 Shaft 20th Level. First Aid [Underground scene of two miners applying a dressing to a head wound of another miner.]

Scanned: October 10, 2006