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Strained himself when assisting to lift on a derailed tub. He continued to work until 4 p.m., when he went home without the mesentery and strangulation of the intestines. reporting the accident to any of the officials. He died five days afterwards from acute peritonitis, following a rupture of
Florence Coal and
Deceased was found dead in the screen room of the washery. His jacket had been caught by the keyway in the projecting end
Deceased was assisting to get a load off a gravity hoist. The man at the brake left it thoughtlessly to assist also. When the
Deceased and three others were standing in the stoke-hole in front of a range of boilers, when the wall which formed the front
* All mines are coal mines, unless otherwise specified.
Registered No. of
LIST of FATAL ACCIDENTS at QUARRIES under the QUARRIES ACT in the STAFFORD DISTRICT during the Year 1906.
Fall of rock from the face 15 feet above a ledge on which deceased was at work. He had fired a shot at the higher point an hour
While wheeling rock from the quarry face a quantity fell from a height of about 14 feet and struck him, causing injuries which
Deceased was filling some marl at the foot of an overhanging face 25 feet in height when a quantity of marl fell and
A. Tilbrook, 17,
Crushed between locomotive and a wheeled water tank, when coupling them at the loading wharf.
SUPPLEMENT TO APPENDIX I.
ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES NOT COMPRISED IN THE LISTS.
The following accidents and fatalities were reported or came to my knowledge but are not considered to come within the scope of the Mines or Quarries Acts, and are not classed as mining or quarry accidents.
On 9th January, a publican jumped off a bridge between Nos. 4 and 18 pit banks, at Birchenwood Colliery, and was killed. On 17th January, a man was crushed by a locomotive at Holly Hall Bridge while trespassing on a private branch railway.
On 18th January, a man committed suicide by throwing himself down a water pit at Himley No. 19. He had been out of employment and in a depressed state.
On 10th February, a roadman was taken ill in Park Hall Pit, Longton, and died on the following day from ulcer on stomach. No inquest was held.
On 3rd March, a timberman died suddenly on pit bank at Dudley Wood, after having been round the pit with the examiner. The coroner's jury found that death was due to natural causes.
On 31st March, a stallman died from the effects of spinal fracture received on 10th January, 1900, in Ashmore Park Colliery from a fall of roof.
On 4th April, a driver, who stated that he had been injured while lifting a tub on the rails in Conduit Colliery, on 11th August, 1904, died as the result of spinal paralysis.
On 8th June, a collier was found dead at his working face in Victoria Pit, Biddulph Valley, with his lamp, still burning, hanging near him. Owing to the removal of the body to deceased's home in Cheshire, serious delay occurred before a post mortem was made and the inquest held. The doctor found no external signs of violence, the internal organs appeared to have been healthy, but owing to putrefaction he was unable to ascertain definitely the cause of death.
The death of a contractor on 31st July, owing it was alleged to his having sprained his neck at Sneyd Colliery on 11th June, was found by the coroner's jury to have been due to natural causes.
On 16th July, a pikeman died, presumably from injuries received by a fall of side in Old Ettingshall Colliery, in January, 1904. No inquest was held.
On 1st November, a labourer died from injuries received at Rough Hay old pumping pit, on same day, owing to having been struck on the head by a winch handle while assisting to take down some old machinery.
On 29th November, a joiner became ill while at work, in the workshop at Himley Colliery. He died on 3rd December, the coroner's jury finding that death was due to natural causes.
On 4th December, a woman, not employed, was injured while picking coal at the dirt heap at Brettell Lane Colliery. On 19th December, an old man, not employed, but permitted by the owner to pick coal on a tramway at Foxyards Pit, was run over and killed.
On 24th January, a man, not employed, was killed by falling into Tunnel Quarry, Essex.
LIST of PROSECUTIONS under the COAL MINES REGULATION ACTS.
Silverdale Co., Ltd.
4. Contravention of Rules about Explosives and Shot-firing. Unramming a shot which had missed fire. General Rule 12 (e).
Endangering his life by putting a
Not having with him the battery while
By interfering with battery and cable
battery without authority and so en-
5. Contravention of Rules about
0 10 0
0 11 0.
0 15 6
Failing to set holing sprags within six
Failing to satisfy himself by personal Conviction 200
to work. Special Rule 61.
(b.) PROSECUTIONS by OWNERS, &c., against WORKMEN-continued.
Walsall Wood Colliery
Littleton Collieries, Ltd. Stallman
Fishley Colliery Co., Employed
and two loaders.
put drags on
back of jour
neys of full
Sneyd Collieries, Ltd.
Going in front of loaded tub while
Replacing on the rails a full tub on a
Failing to attach a drag after having
Omitting to put stop block in front of
Failed to place a drag on a journey of
Turning loads in dip without signal
Allowing his horse to go alone to the
7. Contravention of Rules as to
8. Disobeying Orders.
Refusing to leave the cage
requested by the hooker-on. Special
Ascending the shaft without special
9. Cruelty to Animals.
No prosecution under the Coal Mines
10. Being about the Mine in a State
11. Miscellaneous Offences.
Went to sleep whilst on duty in the