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Was seen to stoop to pick up his spade; apparently the stooping affected him, for he stood up and, reeling round with his arms
Struck by crowbar when "hotching" a big stone from a ledge; lascerated wound inflicted on the thigh; this bled freely and ultimately became gangrenous, causing his death on the 14th July.
Fell 55 feet from crane gantry over the
Probably he was examining the under part of the crane, and slipped
John Holland, 53, Foreman Quarrier.
Whilst travelling about ten miles an hour, riding on the step of a small locomotive engine (3 feet guage), in getting off he came in contact with an old waggon standing by the lineside, 3 feet space, was knocked against the moving waggons, fell under the wheels, four of the six waggons passed over him before the engine could be stopped.
LIST of FATAL ACCIDENTS in and about the QUARRIES under the QUARRIES ACT in IRELAND.
Cause of Accident and Remarks.
About 14 feet in length of overburden, soil, furze, and tree root, undermined 5 feet, fell on to him whilst using a crowbar to lever more basalt out. The depth of the fall was 4 feet. It was sheer recklessness.
Overburden of sand and soil 5 feet 4 inches deep was undermined 18 inches a length of 6 feet, whilst shovelling sand from the
base, suddenly the face fell on to deceased (in a stooping position) and his brother, fortunately the latter was erect and able to extricate himself, calling for help to the men in the limestone quarry below, deceased was got out. It was said the men had been ordered not to undermine.
Overburden of sand, 6 feet 6 inches deep, overhung at an angle of 45 degrees, whilst taking out more sand, about a ton-7 feet in length-fell on to him.
Premature explosion of 9 lbs. of gelignite whilst charging a breast hole 12 feet deep, using a wood stemmer 9 lbs weight, in all probability a frozen cartridge was inadvertently placed in the hole.
While charging or tamping.
Struck on the left temple by a stone projected 60 yards from a gunpowder shot. Had concluded he was sufficient distance from the shot.
Fell from the top edge of quarry, 154 feet. Left his fenced station where he had to stand, to convey messages from quarry
APPENDIX II.-List of Prosecutions.
LIST OF PROSECUTIONS UNDER THE COAL MINES REGULATION ACTS.
Clifton & Kersley Coal Wagoner
Having lucifer matches in his posses-
Duxbury Park Colliery, Shunt minder Having a cigarette in his possession
0 10 0
0 10 0
0 10 0
0 10 0
0 10 0
in mine. Special Rule 70.
Having a tobacco pipe in his posses-
COAL MINES REGULATION ACT, 1887.
BOARD FOR EXAMINATIONS FOR THE MINING DISTRICT OF MANCHESTER AND IRELAND.
Examination of Candidates for First Class Certificates of Competency, December, 1906.
Instructions to Candidates.
1. During the Examination the Candidate must not speak to any other Candidate, nor hold any communication with him, nor must he leave the room until he has completed his questions, nor then without the permission of the Secretary.
2. Answers must be written on the paper supplied, and the answers must be numbered to correspond with the question. The Candidate may answer any question in the order he may prefer. Answers must be written on one side of the paper only. Each sheet must be signed at the foot with the name of the Candidate.
3. The paper of questions must be returned with the answers, and no Candidate is allowed to take away with him a copy of the questions or any of them.
4. Any Candidate found using, or having in his possession in the Examination Room, a copy of the Official Abstract, or Special Rules, will be disqualified.
State your name, age, and address.
PART I.-Time allowed for Subjects I. and II., 11 A.M. to 1 P.M.
1. What is the cubical capacity of a hopper waggon the inside measurements of which
If slack weighs 13 cwts. to the cubic yard, what weight will the waggon carry when level full?
2. What is the life of a colliery with an output of 250,000 tons per annum from one seam of coal 3 feet 6 ins. thick having a specific gravity of 1-27, where the Royalty consists of the following estates, 295 acres 1 rood 16 perches, 273 acres 0 roods 0 perches, 300 acres 3 roods 33 perches, and 416 acres 2 roods 13 perches. Statute measure; allowing 10 per cent. for faults, &c.
3. In a right-angled triangle the two sides containing the right angle measure respectively 531 feet and 708 feet. What is the length of the hypothenuse and the area of the triangle?