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Accident.

APPENDIX I.

LIST OF FATAL ACCIDENTS IN OR ABOUT MINES UNDER THE COAL MINES REGULATION ACT.

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Names of Persons Killed, Age, and Occupation.

Cause of Accident and Remarks.

Thos. Laird,
23,
Roadsman.
Joseph Kennedy,

22, Drawer.

Thos. O'Connor,

45, Miner.

They were allowed to enter workings which had not been previously inspected by a fireman, and they walked into an accumulation of fire-damp which ignited at their naked lights.

Apparently the "working" of the roof caused an emission of fire-damp, and it ignited at his naked light. Another man was injured.

Earnock,
No. 3 Pit,

Lanark.
Auchinraith,
No. 2 Pit,
Lanark,
Tannochside,
No. 3 Pit,
Lanark,
Hamilton Palace
Colliery, Lanark,

Polmaise,

No. 4 Pit,
Stirling.
Clydeside Colliery,
Lanark.

Archd. Russell, Ltd.

Bent Colliery Co., Ltd.

Archd. Russell, Ltd.

United Collieries, Ltd.

John Miller,
27,
Miner.
Michael Gainer,

45,
Miner.
Jas. Gillon,

51, Miner.

Edward McCor

mack, 29,
Miner.

Hugh Jackson,
40,
Brusher.
Thos. O'Neil,

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He fired two shots in a road which he was enlarging, and, on returning. a stone from the side fell on him.

Fall from the side of a road while sitting taking his breakfast,

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Dec. 10

Douglas Park,

Lanark.

Lanark,

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Wm. Baird & Co.,
Ltd.
Archd. Russell, Ltd.

Darngavil Coal Co.,
Ltd.
Wilsons & Clyde
Coal Co., Ltd.
Wm. Dixon, Ltd. .

United

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Collieries,

Ltd.

Robert Gardiner,

49, Manager.

Andrew Maxwell,

60,
Overman.
James McGinty,

39,
Roadsman.

While descending the shaft, after repairing some defect, the barring gave way 12 fathoms above them and some 50 tons of débris fell from the side of the shaft upon the cage.

Murdoch McLeod, He was, along with a fireman, repairing an airway when the roof gave way and fell on him.

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23,
Miner.

Fall of roof at working face. Apparently the propping regulations were not observed.

Fall of roof from brushing face. It was said that the fall displaced two props and a crown.

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Fall of roof in working place, owing to the want of props. Injured on 6th November, 1905, and died on 11th June, 1906.

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Jamieson Frame, Fall of roof in working place where coal cutting machine was used. The fall crushed out the props.

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Bent Colliery Co., Adam Cummings, Fall of roof in working place when finishing taking out a stoop. The fall crushed out the props. Another man was injured. Ltd.

45, Miner. 34, Miner.

* All mines are coal mines, unless otherwise specified.

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60,
Miner.

Fall of roof at working face.

Fall of roof in working place, which was not propped as required by the rules.

Bernard Mulligan, Fall of roof at brushing face while putting in a building.

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Broomrigg,
No. 3 Pit,

Banknock Coal Co.,
Ltd.

35,
Miner.
John Howden,

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While descending the shaft, in some unexplained manner he got crushed by the cage.

While being lowered with other 13 men in the cage, the engineman lost control of his engine. The valve gearing being reversed, the cage on landing in the bottom was at once raised 13 feet. Scott was crushed between the cage and a beam at the door heads, and McDermont was also either similarly crushed or fell out. The overman, who was on the cage, was injured.

When ascending the shaft he got crushed between the cage and a beam at the pitmouth. He is supposed to have been stepping off by mistake at a low scaffold.

32, Miner.

Jose Blanco,

25,
Labourer.
Thos. Burke Bell,

14,
Labourer,

He opened the gate at the pitmouth, took a hutch off the cage, signalled the cage down, and then pushed an empty hutch into the open shaft and fell after it.

He opened the gate at the ground level and pushed an empty hutch into the shaft while the cage was not there, and fell after it.

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The engineman raised the cage a few feet above the pithead, seeing which Easton jumped off, but fell back and down the shaft.

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Pump attendant.

218 August 7

Cauldhame Colliery, Archd.

Finnie &

He fell 34 fathoms from a mid-working to the pit bottom.

Ayr.

Son.

David Keir, 35,

Pump attendant.

John McLachlan, In some unknown manner he fell to the pit bottom either from the cage or from the entrance to a steam pump placed in the 55, shaft.

Alexr. Fulton,

27, Fireman.

He fell to the pit bottom in some unexplained manner from a stage in the shaft where a steam pump was placed.

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60,
Sinker.

While the overman was lowering a plumb line the iron nut on the end of the line, having been insecurely fastened by him, came off, fell down the shaft and struck deceased on the head.

Joseph Dempsey, While packing the stuffing box of a plunger in motion, the pump rods broke and the falling debris killed him.

53,

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When working at a mid-working he put his head out into the shaft and the descending cage struck him.

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Struck by a stone projected by a gunpowder shot. He failed to take proper refuge. died on 26th July.

The accident was not reported, and he

After lighting the fuse of a gunpowder shot, he retired, but returned before it went off. impression that a shot fired in an adjoining place was his, and he returned, when his

It is thought that he was under the own shot went off on him.

He was firing two gunpowder shots, and thought he only lighted the fuse of one. On returning after one shot went off, the other went off on him.

In trying to get his tools out of a place full of black-damp he was suffocated.

ACCIDENTS.

203

Feb. 16

Portland,

No. 4 Pit,

By Explosives. Portland Colliery Co., Ltd.

Ayr.

275

Sept. 17

Carnock,

Alloa Coal Co., Ltd.

322

Nov. 2

No. 1 Pit,
Stirling.

Newton Mine,

Renfrew. (Fireclay Mine.)

Robert Brown & Son, Ltd.

28, Miner.

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Haulage-Run over or crushed by Trams

or Tubs.

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Jan. 9

Polmaise,

Archd. Russell, Ltd.

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Coltness Iron Co.,
Ltd.
Lanemark Coal Co.,
Ltd.

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When at the foot of a self-acting incline he was caught by a runaway hutch which a drawer at the top pushed over the brow of the incline without having attached it to the rope.

A race of full hutches, which he was taking out of a lye to go up a dook, went off the rails and crushed him against the side of the road.

When attaching hutches on a dook to the haulage rope a full hutch slipped free from the jigger, ran back and struck another hutch which in turn struck him.

When walking between his pony and the front hutch of a and the hutch.

In some unexplained manner he fell off a

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being drawn up a dook and was run over by the hutches. The roof was too low to permit of riding on the hutches with safety, and I suspect that he was in the first instance caught by the low roof. While taking a full hutch down a heading he was run into by a runaway hutch, of which another drawer lost control, owing to a snibble coming out.

While being lowered with other six men in a "race" of four hutches down a dip mine three hutches got uncoupled and ran down the incline. Other three men were injured.

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John J. Wallace,

Ayr.

14,
Drawer.

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He pushed two full hutches over the brow of a self-acting incline after attaching the rope, The empty hutches either were
not attached or became detached, and he was struck on the head by the hook on the end of the rope when it reached the
top.

When passing a haulage tension carriage he got caught by the pulley. He had been prohibited from going there.

David Taylor,

40, Repairer.

When taking a coal cutting machine off a bogie it slipped and crushed him, the chain holding it having become detached.

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