onsetter


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onsetter

[′ȯn‚sed·ər]
(mining engineering)
The worker in charge of hoisting coal, ore, men, or materials in a mine shaft.
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The Mining Regulations Commission stated that "no person other than a white man shall conduct blasting operations" and went on to propose the restriction of the jobs of banksmen, onsetters, shiftbosses, surface foremen and mine overseers to whites.
16) The selection on employment may be particularly important for early onsetters, who are more likely to receive disability benefits.