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(Helper Journal, March 3, 1949)
Based on figures compiled from reports issued by federal mine inspectors, 23 mines in Carbon and Emery counties produce approximately 30,126 tons of coal per working day and employ some 4,220 men to do the job.
According to the compiled figures, the Horse canyon mine of the Geneva Steel company has the highest employment and the highest production rate of any of the other 22 mines. The Emery county mine employs some 769 men and produces 5500 tons of coal per working day.
The next highest producer is the Hiawatha Nos. 1 and 2 mines of the United States Fuel company which produce 4,756 tons of coal per day with an average employment of 588 miners.
The following is an itemized account of the mines, their daily production and men employed:
|Geneva Steel||Horse canyon||Emery||5500||769|
|United States Fuel||Hiawatha||Carbon||4756||588|
|Independent Coal and Coke||Kenilworth||Carbon||3800||550|
|Utah Fuel||Castle Gate||Carbon||2317||366|
|Utah Fuel||Clear Creek||Carbon||1100||131|
|Spring Canyon Coal||Mines Nos. 1 and 4||Carbon||1050||190|
|American Fuel||Huntington canyon||Emery||300||21|
|Pacific Coal||Maple Creek||Carbon||150||24|
These figures were taken from the latest [in 1948] federal mine inspector's reports which list the safety measures under the federal mine code complied with by the respective mines, recommendations for further safety measures, and the number of men employed and the daily production tonnage.