onsetter


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onsetter

(ˈɒnˌsɛtə)
n
a person who attacks
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A keeker was someone who inspected the hewers - the men who extracted the coal - and an onsetter was the man stationed at the bottom of the mineshaft to hook and unhook tubs of coal.
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.