Inspector of Coal and Hydrocarbon Mines Record book
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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
An agency history is available.
Scope and Content
The mine inspector recorded details relating to his activities in a bound record book. He described mines, including their exact location and sometimes historical notes. He reported which mines he had visited and also reported the details of accidents (1896 to May 1900). The inspector recorded his expenses (1896 to 1909), and accounted for the fees he collected from mine owners (1896-1912).
Chronological within sections.
The entries in this book are roughly separated into sections. Accident reports and information about specific mines are intermingled in the first section of the book. Other sections include travel expenses and records of fees.
Reports from the Inspector of Coal and Hydrocarbon Mines, Series 23008, contain additional accident and inspection reports.
Letter books from the Inspector of Coal and Hydrocarbon Mines, Series 23009, also contain early accident reports and travel expense reports.
Biennial reports from the Inspector of Coal and Hydrocarbon Mines, Series 83919, contains printed copies of many inspection and accident reports.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
This series was processed by Rosemary Cundiff in June 2000. The record book was microfilmed and the inventory updated in March and April 2002.
- Coal mines and mining—Labor productivity—Utah.
- Utah—Coal mine accidents.