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24 | April 7 | Dalkeith.

Moore & Co., A. G. William Jackson, Deceased appeared to have been on the moving waggons, and in jumping down to regulate the speed by the brakes he stumbled Edinburgh.

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and fell and waggon crushed him.

Trimmer. 47 | July 16 Wallyford,

Edinburgh Col- James Millar, In stocking coal on the “bing " an incline plane was in use, the loaded tub in descending pulling up the empty ; a loaded tub Edinburgh. lieries, Ltd.

was ready to descend, and it was pushed away without the hook of the rope being attached, the result being that it ran Labourer.

away, and on reaching the bottom of incline it struck an electric pole, throwing it down, and in its fall it struck deceased.
48 July 18 Rosie,

Wemyss Coal Co., David Henderson, Deceased was emptying dross from a waggon into the boiler fire-hole, and while doing so another workman allowed a waggon
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Ltd.

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to come down towards the one in which he was, and, seeing that there was likely to be a collision, he jumped and fell across
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the rails, the waggons running over him. He died eight hours later.
52 July 31 New battle,

Lothian Coal Co., James Tully, Deceased left his work and crossed some lines of rails for some purpose, and while passing under the waggons on the through
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line a locomotive engine belonging to the North British Railway Company pushed a train against those standing, and they Trimmer.

moved forward and ran over him.
69 Oct. 17
Minto,

Lochgelly Iron and Archibald Deceased was engaged on shunting operations in the colliery sidings, and while putting down the brakes of the waggons he fell
Fife.
Coal Co., Ltd.

Bowman,

among the wheels, and the moving train passed over him. 26,

Railway Fireman.
80 Dec. 14 New battle,

Lothian Coal Co., William Gardner, Deceased was on the colliery engine moving a train of loaded waggons across the weighbridge, when an engine and van
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belonging to the North British Railway Company came in to lift a train load of waggons for shipment, which stood on
Locomotive Drirer. another line; by a mistake the wrong points were opened and this engine crashed into the colliery engine and crushed

deceased so seriously that he died 30 minutes later. The points were opened by a railway inspector, who was not

empowered to do so.
Miscellaneous.
23 April 3 Blairmuckhill, Anderson, A. & G. Nathaniel Blair, A boiler was being raised into position by screw jacks placed under the boiler and inside the seat, and while doing so it tilted
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slightly ; deceased, who was working one of the jacks, made a rush at an opening to get outside, and was fatally crushed
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between the boiler and side of brick wall of seat. Had he remained where he was he was perfectly safe.

LIST of FATAL ACCIDENTS in MINES under the METALLIFEROUS MINES REGULATION Acts in the East SCOTLAND DISTRICT,

during the year 1906.

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John Donaldson, The seam is 12 feet thick, and at the place of accident the bottom 4 ft. had been taken out right across the opening, which was 41,

19 feet wide. The remaining 8 feet in two beds was cut out on one side, and a shot was fired on the other side to relieve it, Miner.

but the rock failed to come down. Deceased and his neighbour went under it with bars to lever it down, when the whole mass fell pinning him to the ground causing injuries to which he succumbed. Andrew Mitchell, A shot had been fired some distance up the quarry face, and deceased and the foreman were engaged taking off the loose 55,

List of Fatal ACCIDENTS in QUARRIES under the QUARRIES Acts in the East SCOTLAND DISTRICT during the year 1906.

INSIDE THE QUARRIES.

FALLS OF GROUND.

scones, when a mess of rock came away above him and he was precipitated with the stones to the quarry bottom and Quarryman. killed ; he had a rope but he failed to keep his hold of it.

From the Person's own working place.

The tirring, composed of yellow boulder clay, was being removed off the top of the limestone, and while deceased and

others were engaged filling it into a bogie a mass fell away off the face and fatally crushed him. The fall came away from a “sand crack” behind, which was unseen,

BY BLASTING.

None.

DURING DESCENT OR ASCENT.

None.

MISCELLANEOUS.

Sundries.

OUTSIDE THE QUARRIES,

MISCELLANEOUS.

Registered No. of Accident.

Date

of
Accident,

Name and
Description of Mine

or Quarry
and County.

Name of Owner

or Company.

Names of Person

Killed, Age, and Occupation.

Cause of Accident, and Remarks,

Oct. 30

From beyond the Person's own working

place.
Avochie,

Mitchell Robert
Granite,

Aberdeen.

1 Feb, 28

Harelaw,
Limestone,

Haddington,

Charleston Lime Co.,

Ltd.

George Gillies,

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Labourer.

Baikie & Peattie

3 May 2 Maiden park,

Sandstone,

Linlithgow.
4 | Aug. 13

Alva,
Whinstone,

Clackmannan.

Lawrie, T.

John Connelly, While a box of stones was being raised from the quarry bottom by means of a steam crane, a stone weighing about 30 lbs. fell
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off, and deceased was right in its way and it struck him on the head and killed him instantaneously.
Labourer.
Robert Dempster, Deceased was clearing away some loose material at the top of the quarry, when the ground slipped away from under him and he
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fell with it to the quarry bottom and was killed.
Quarry Foreman.

Liddle, Marcus

2 April 12 Orphir,

Sandstone,

Orkney.

John C. Kirk patrick,

25, Labourer,

Deceased with others were loading flags into a boat at the wharf when the crane rope broke, and the stones, which were being

swung into position, fell on him and he was fatally crushed. The rope was defective, and was tied at places where it had broken prior to the accident.

LIST OF DEATHS REPORTEI), but which were found on INVESTIGATION not to be COMPRISED UNDER the Mines or QUARRIES Acts, in the

East SCOTLAND DISTRICT, during the YEAR 1906.

Registered No.

of Death.

Date

of
Death.

Name and Description of Mine or Quarry, &c., and

County.

Name of Owner

or
Company.

Names of Person,

Age, and
Occupation.

Cause of Death, and Remarks.

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5

1906.
1 Jan. 15 Hillbouserigg United

Matthew Brown, This man had been in failing health and suddenly expired at his work.

Collieries,
Colliery, Ltd.

34,
Lanark.

Screenman. 2

26 Boghead Colliery, Paul & Sons, Ltd., Margt. Dunnigan, On February 5th, 1904, she met an injury by a hoist cage crushing her. Linlithgow. Gavin.

30,

Coal Cleaner. 3 Mar, 24 Sewage Works, Tawse, Peter

While descending a shaft by means of a ladder he fell a distance of 36 feet and died from his injuries.

Jonathan Davis,
Aberdeen,

42,

Miner.
4
28

A fall of coal took place and injured this man's spine, in October, 1902, from which injury he subsequently died.
Sheriff yards

Alloa Coal Co., Ltd. James Forsyth,
Colliery,
Clackmannan.

Miner.
28 Leven Colliery, Fife Coal Co., Ltd. Thomas Taylor, While filling coal into tubs at the bing he dropped down dead.
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Labourer. 6 April 29 Muiredge Colliery, Wemyss Coal Co., James Izatt, While suffering from despondency he jumped into the colliery pond and committed suicide. Fife. Ltd.

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Labourer.
7 May

Quigley complained to his neighbour on starting work that he felt ill, and latterly left the face and went to the roadhead, and
2 Herdshill Colliery, Coltness Iron Co., John Quigley,
Lanark, Ltd.

6),

in a short time expired.

Miner.
8

The boy was amusing himself on the haulage way, which runs between the mine and the oil works, when he was run over by a
3 Tarbrax Oil Works. Tarbrax

Oil Co.,

John Cochrane,
Ltd.

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loaded tub.

Schoolboy.
Whitehill Colliery,

Lothian Coal Co., John Walker, While proceeding from the shaft to his work he complained of feeling unwell and shortly afterwards expired.
Edinburgh.
Ltd.

Ropairer.
10

Lochgelly Iron and Christopher Shad, The child had wandered to the colliery sidings where shunting was going on, and was run over by the waggons.
12 Little Raith
Colliery, Coal Co., Ltd.

3,
Fife.

Child.
11

While waiting on the pithead to descend the shaft he suddenly expired ; he had been ailing for some time and was under medical
28 Moss bank Colliery, Horn & Co., John ..

John Allan,
Lanark.

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treatment.

Miner.
12

Deceased, who was an engineman prior to taking up duties as a pitheadman, worked an extra shift on the engine in place of the
30 Castlehill Colliery, Shotts Iron Co., Ltd. John Pender,
Lanark.

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engineman who was off work, ill, and just as he was being relieved he suddenly expired through heart failure.

Pitheadman. 13 July 16 Muiredge Colliery, Wemyss Coal Co.,

Deceased was leaving the horse lge with an empty tub when he was seized with a fit of coughing and fell forward on his knees,

John Taylor,
Fife. Ltd.

and shortly afterwards he died. At the " Inquiry " subsequently held, one doctor stated deceased's neck was broken, while
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Drawer.

another stated positively it was not. Deceased met no injury in the mine,
14 Aug. 11 Wemyss Colliery Wemyss Coal Co., Frank Robertson, While proceeding along the railway to his home in a state of intoxication he was run over by a train of waggons.
Private Railway,
Ltd.

27, Fife.

Hutoh mender.

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Deceased got the forefinger of his right hand scratched in some way and blood-poisoning set in, from which he died. It was
Cameron Colliery, Wemyss Coal Co., George Morgan,

stated he received the scratch while picking the coal off the face, but it was not possible from the position of the scratch.
Fife. Ltd.

26.

Miner.
D'Arcy Lime Works, Lothian Coal Co., John Muirhead, This boy and some companions were amusing themselves on a Sunday by running tubs on the haulageway between the mine

and kilns ; the tub ran away with them, and leaving the rails they were thrown out and deceased alighted on his head.
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Schoolboy.
Stane Colliery, Kepplehill Coal Co., Henry Boyle, Deceased and another were doing some repairs on a level road, and while preparing to put up a set of timbers a crown above him
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fell and injured him. He met his injury on 12th September, 1905.
Fireman.

The child crawled through the fence surrounding an old disused shaft and fell into it and was drowned in 11 fathoms of water.
Hopetoun Colliery, Baird & Co., Ltd., And. Galbraith,
Linlithgow.
Wm.

6,

Child.
Prestonlinks Col. Forth Colleries, Ltd. Edward Quirk, Deceased was subject to epileptic fits and took one at his work and died.
liery,

29,
Haddington,

Hammerman,

Sons, Thos.Cunninghame, While the colliery locomotive was approaching the weighbridge with a train of loaded waggons the boy attempted to jump on a
Tranent Colliery, Waldie &

waggon of the moving train, and missing his hold fell on the rails and the last waggon wheels passed over him.
Haddington.
James.

School-boy:

Owing to repairs in the shaft deceased was unable to descend and went to go to work a pump, of which he had charge, by an
New battle Colliery, Lothian Coal Co., John Smith,

in-going-eye from the surface ; he did not get to the pump, and was missed for a day and search was made, when he was
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Ltd.

69, Pumper.

found at the entrance to the in-going-eye quite dead ; his death was due to natural causes. Glencraig Colliery, Wilson's & Clyde David Brown, Deceased began his work as usual at 6 a.m. and marslialled several tabs of debris for the pony to baul to the redd bing; shortly Fife. Coal Co., Ltd.

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after he was discovered quite dead, death being due to heart failure. Labourer.

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APPENDIX II.

List of PROSECUTIONS under the COAL MINES REGULATION ACT.

(a) PROSECUTIONS by INSPECTOR of Owners and Managers and by PROCURATOR

FISCAL of UNDER OFFICIALS.

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Contravention of General Rules 21,

22; Sections 50, 51; Special
Rule 42, and Additional Special
Rule 7. Neglect to attend to
propping and to report insecure

condition of the place.
Contravention of General Rule 31.

Failure to fence shaft of screen

ing plant.
Contravention of General Rules 31,

14. Failure to securely fence a
wheel. Failure to provide sig.

nalling apparatus.
Contravention of General Rules 31,

14 ; Special Rules 6, 7. Failure
to securely fence a wheel. Failure

to provide signalling apparatus.
Contravention of General Rules 31,

14 ; Special Rules 46, 54 (8) and
(3). Failure to securely fence
wheel. Failure to provide sig.

nalling apparatus.
Contravention of 1902 Explosives

Order, Section 4 (a). Issuing de

tonators to unauthorised person. Contravention of Special Rule 38 Contravention of Section 31.

Failure to keep an accurate plan

of the workings.
Contravention of General Rule 10

(iv.), and Special Rule 87 (4),(6).
Having a tobacco pipe and

matches within a prohibited area.
(First) Contravention of Sec-

tion 21. Failure to have daily
personal supervision exercised
by a manager or under manager
nominated and qualified as speci.

fied in Section 21.
(Second) Contravention of Section

49, General Rule 12 (a). Storing

explosives in the mine.
Contravention of Sections 49,

General Rule 13. Failure to pro-
vide boras in a place approaching

a dangerous quantity of water.
Contravention of Special Rule 38.

Allowing workman to enter place
wh re firedamp had been found

without first clearing it.
Contravention of General Rule 6

and Special Rule 42. Failure to
fence entrance to a disused place.
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Contravention of General Rule 1,

Failure to constantly produce an
adequate amount of ventilation.
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