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Clifton & Kersley
In main level, whilst driving horse drawing 26 full tubs, ran into four full tubs, the horse attached to which had stopped,
In roadway to working place, whilst collecting his tools preparatory to leaving, stone fell from the unsecured lip of the
In roadway of pillaring place, whilst striking a prop with short hammer, large fall of roof came away from a well defined "rig,"
A. Knowles & Sons,
John Thornley, 22, Collier.
In a roadway, stood near to a bar under which a prop was being drawn by his assistant with a Sylvester prop drawing
In a roadway, disused, whilst sat eating dinner, large stone fell on to the three men; a prop under one end was pushed out.
Whilst getting coal at the face of working place a stone fell on to him, from between 2 slips 2 feet apart, a previous fall
Colliery Richard Rimming- Crushed by cage in sump of shaft when trying to get out of cage. Engineman lowered the cage containing the under-manager and seven others beyond the usual getting-out place, into the sump. Owing to a breakdown, the engineman had been on duty 34 hours. No bell to indicator to warn the engineman.
Bradford Colliery Co., Ltd.
Herbert Norris Paul, 22, Waggoner.
Cause of Accident and Remarks.
Along with another waggoner pushed a full tub into the sump of the shaft, both had their heads down below the top of the tub, assumed that the cage was in position to receive the tub without looking; the cage was 4 feet above the proper place. Fortunately one of the two fell on to a bearer and was saved. New shaft, preparatory work in stone for permanent winding.
15 Accidents; 16 Deaths.
Ropes or chains breaking.
Astley & Tyldesley James Moulsdale, Collieries, Ltd.
Run over or crushed by trams or tubs.
Whilst lowering a full tub down a brow by means of a crab-winch, the rope slipped off the drum on to the shaft and broke, causing the crab handle to jerk from his hands, the handle struck him on the head, fracturing his skull. No projection or flange to keep rope on drum, no pawl to prevent handles reversing. The break consisted of a rope.
Wm. Mayor, 28, Ginney tender.
When taking out full tub on roadway he bumped his head against a low bar, he fell back to the ground; whilst there another tub, brought by a trammer, ran on to him, fracturing his spine. Died 29th May.
Crushed by tubs near Ginney wheel when trying to put a tub on rails with chain running; ought to have stopped the chain.
Thos. Fletcher & John Meadowcroft, Crushed by runaway tub in jig brow, from the stop block not being properly placed by the jigger. Died 9th May, 1906. Sons, Ltd.
James Walbrook, Crushed by tub left unsecured on inclined road. Another drawer bumped it away with his tub. 67,
Dataller. 26, Drawer.
Whilst taking an empty tub along drawing road was run into by a tub which had got away from another drawer by reason of a wood scotch breaking. Ordered not to use wood scotches, iron ones provided. Drawer was convicted of breach of rules and fined 408.
4 PM. 10th.
Crushed by tub when trying to run before moving tub in haulage road. False alarm raised of tubs running away. Deceased had only been employed a few days in the mines. He followed a "gallows" drawer who just escaped.
Crushed by haulage rope and pulley wheel; either his coat sleeve caught by rope and drew him into the wheel, or he took hold of rope inadvertently and was drawn in.
Riding on a sled to go to working place, going down inclined drift without lock in wheels, he lost control; was thrown off; skull fractured. Inclination 1 in 5. Died 25th.
Robert Dunbabin, Lifting piece of fireclay to put on pack, it broke; piece scarred slightly right leg. Died on July 22nd from blood poisoning. 49, Collier.
Upheaval of floor of working place from sudden weight, displaced props, allowing layer of roof to settle a foot. Gas was given off from thin coal under the Rams seam. Depth from surface about 3,300 feet.
Whilst assisting joiner to erect haulage wheel frame be stumbled, grazed skin of elbow; neglected for a week. Blood poisoning caused death on 31st August.
Whilst pushing an empty waggon, punched the skin off his left big toe. From this slight wound blood poisoning caused death on September 19th.
Knocked his knee slightly against a tub; merest scratch to outer skin only. Died from blood poisoning on December 12th.
Struck left knee with pick point. slight puncture. Worked shift out and the following day, then called in doctor. On 20th December swallowed three-fourth of a medicine bottle of poisonous liniment. Died on 22nd December. At inquest two medical men, after post-mortem, said the poison had not caused death. This was due to blood poisoning of the punctured wound.
Crushed by shafting driving screens, leaning over after cleaning and oiling to feel if bearing was heating, his shirt caught around the revolving shaft, he was within a rail fence, but such shafts should be boxed over.
Crushed by waggon which had been left unsecured and crept away.
* All mines are coal mines unless otherwise specified.
4 Accidents; 4 Deaths.
Chamber Co., Ltd.
Crushed between waggon and brick wall, in lowering the waggon either walked backwards and so did not see that he was
Crushed by waggon used for carrying tubs, being lowered by rope on incline. Deceased and others were riding (not permitted)
LIST OF FATAL ACCIDENTS in COAL MINES in IRELAND during the year 1906.
Jarrow No. 7, Co. Kilkenny.
forde. 17, R. H. Prior Wandes- Charles Callaghan, Blacksmith's assistant.
Whilst descending in the cage along with the horse shoer, the cage rested on a bunton which had been displaced in the shaft in removing a pump set. The cage tilted and threw out deceased, fortunately the man held tight and remained in the cage. The shaft ought to have been examined after drawing out the pump set before allowing any one to descend. The men having worked at removing the pump set had gone to dinner. Died 14th.
* All mines are coal mines except where otherwise specified.
Date and Hour
LIST OF FATAL ACCIDENTS in MINES under the METALLIFEROUS MINES ACTS in IRELAND during the year 1906.
Cause of Accident and Remarks.
Fall of sulphur ore from foot wall of vein, in working place, probably preparing to put in a timber set to secure the roof and sides. The fall was 12 feet long, 6 feet high, and 3 to 4 feet wide. Had two stretchers been placed across fron footwall to hanging wall the place would have been secured.
Old timber forming scaffold in shaft broke, causing collapse of portion upon which four men were working, two of these including one of the owners were rescued. There were seven men on the scaffold, 90 feet from the top of shaft. Deceased fell into water and were drowned.
LIST of FATAL ACCIDENTS in and about the QUARRIES under the QUARRIES ACT in NORTH and EAST LANCASHIRE.
Cause of Accident and Remarks.
30, Quarrier. Wm. Rainer,
Shale undermined 18 inches for 10 yards in length had been standing a month unsupported, deceased was either passing with a small waggon, or he was filling the waggon, when a quantity of shale fell onto him. The fall was about 8 feet high.
Whilst getting shale from a face. 17 feet high, a large quantity of shale suddenly fell on to him; there was no apparent undermining, the fall came away from natural bedding joints, it was top heavy.