A dramatization depicts Lucky Burns getting injured while working in a mine and then learning safety precautions in the U.S.
United States USA Date:1924 Duration:12 min 21 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A film dramatizes the use of safety instruction in coal mines in the United States. The Tippleville coal mine. Lucky Burns and Dick Kincaid working in the mine. They talk about the work. Dick asks Burns whether he wants or not to drill a 'snubber' there. He refuses and says that they will give more powder to the top shots. They enter the mine the next day to start the work with their tools and equipment. They look at the area they were working on. Their shots were standing up. Dick says that they will have to work and dig the shots down. They load loose coal in cars. Burns suddenly falls and gets hurt by a mass of coal. A miner tries to help him and get him out of the coal pile. He applies a tourniquet to stop bleeding. Exterior of a house. Injured Burns seated outside the house. He reads a booklet about first aid. Dick standing nearby. He tells more about the instructions given to them during a safety course. Dick says that he can get copies of any of the booklets from the U.S. Bureau of Mines. They talk about a topic in the booklet that shows how barricades saved lives during mine disasters. Burns realizes that he was wrong in not attending the safety course. Mary Kincaid arrives and talks to Burns. He talks about information given in the booklet. The information is given about the fact that half of deaths in mines are caused by falling of roofs and coal over workers. Exterior of a house. A woman comes out of the house and meets a man.
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