James Harness (died 3 July 2014) was the mechanic of the Hoffman Crew. Harness is able to fix anything and everything that becomes broken at the claims. 10 years prior to the mining, Harness was involved in a car accident that left him with a massive spinal injury, and has never been able to afford the surgery. This has caused problems, and in one instance he was in incredible pain because of the work. During the off-season, a Boston medical center, inspired by his story, paid for the much needed surgery, saving the injured mechanic.
James Harness died at age 57, due to a stroke, in 2014 July 3rd.