Profile of Bingham Canyon Miners Rajive Ganguli, PhD, PE; Rambabu Pothina, PhD; Michael Nelson, PhD
Kennecott Miners Diversity Profile (1898-1928): Project Background
- Kennecott employment records from 1898-1928 were given to the Marriott Library
- Records were digitized by the library
- 40,535 records were analyzed to gain insight into miners from that era, particularly immigrants (the totals do not always match as some information may have been unclear in some records).
Figure 2. Number of Miners by Country of Origin, 1898-1928
Figure 3. Number of Miners by Country of Origin, 1898-1928
Figure 4. Miners by Age.
Figure 5. Median Height (inches) by Country.
Figure 6. Percent Married (Calculation based on counts shown as data label)
Figure 7. Miner and Country Count by Year.
Figure 8. Hiring Trends; employment peaked in Spring and late Fall.
Figure 9. Miners’ Median Body Mass Index (BMI*)
Figure 10. Miners' Top Foreign Names by Year.
Figure 11. Miners' Top U.S. Names by Year.
Sign of the Times: Some Reasons (verbatim) Miners Got Terminated
Got into a mortal brawl at "Blue Goose"
Too dumb to understand
Died of Flu three weeks after leaving
Quit to go to war
Smoking cigarettes on plant
Died of pneumonia
Discharged for causing wreck
Making trouble at Boarding House
8:45 am Killed himself shot twice throu breast
Fired [-]/c of lying, using two names
Discharged for talking too much
More about Rajive Ganguli
Dr. Rajive Ganguli is the Malcolm McKinnon Professor of Mining Engineering, and Associate Dean of Assessment in the College of Mines and Earth Sciences. He was previously with the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Jim Walter Resources (Alabama) and Hindustan Copper Limited (India). He has three degrees in mining engineering, is a registered Professional Engineer (Alaska) and a mine foreman (Alabama). He is very interested in the grand challenges of mining, from exploiting big data, to tackling the various issues that make mines difficult to permit. Among other things, over the last two decades, he has been working on computational intelligence application in the mining industry. More information is available on his research at mining.utah.edu/ai.sys
More about Michael Nelson
Dr. Michael G. (Mike) Nelson is professor of mining engineering at the University of Utah. He holds degrees in metallurgical engineering, applied physics, and mining engineering. Mike has worked for Kennecott Copper, Westinghouse Electric, Consolidation Coal, and EIMCO Process Equipment. He holds nine patents in mining and mineral processing technology, and has given invited short courses in the U.S.A., Australia, Ecuador, and India. In 2019, he was elected a Fellow and Distinguished Member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, and In 2020, he received the Utah Mining Association’s General Patrick E. Connor Award for Service to Utah’s Mining Industry.
More about Rambabu Pothina