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[Ed Marlowe, Paralyzed from a Roof Fall in a Coal Mine]

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Creation: 1965

Ed Marlowe worked in the mines for twenty years before breaking his back in 1957 when the roof of a mine fell in on him. Federal inspectors were not even allowed to enter mines until 1941; it would be another six years before Congress authorized the formulation of the first code of federal regulations for mine safety. The Federal Coal Mine Safety Act of 1952 was the first of a succession of codes around mine safety.

Title

[Ed Marlowe, Paralyzed from a Roof Fall in a Coal Mine]

Contributor

Date

Creation: 1965

Description

Ed Marlowe worked in the mines for twenty years before breaking his back in 1957 when the roof of a mine fell in on him. Federal inspectors were not even allowed to enter mines until 1941; it would be another six years before Congress authorized the formulation of the first code of federal regulations for mine safety. The Federal Coal Mine Safety Act of 1952 was the first of a succession of codes around mine safety.

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Copyright; licensed to Vanderbilt University

Format

Black-and-white photographs

Source

MSS0774, Jack Corn Collection, Image 053

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Citation

“[Ed Marlowe, Paralyzed from a Roof Fall in a Coal Mine],” Gallery, accessed September 21, 2021, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/816.