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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.
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.
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
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
the rails, the waggons running over him. He died eight hours later.
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
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.
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
among the wheels, and the moving train passed over him. 26,
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
belonging to the North British Railway Company came in to lift a train load of waggons for shipment, which stood on
deceased so seriously that he died 30 minutes later. The points were opened by a railway inspector, who was not
empowered to do so.
slightly ; deceased, who was working one of the jacks, made a rush at an opening to get outside, and was fatally crushed
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.
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,
DURING DESCENT OR ASCENT.
OUTSIDE THE QUARRIES,
Registered No. of Accident.
Name of Owner
Names of Person
Killed, Age, and Occupation.
Cause of Accident, and Remarks,
From beyond the Person's own working
1 Feb, 28
Charleston Lime Co.,
Baikie & Peattie
3 May 2 Maiden park,
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
off, and deceased was right in its way and it struck him on the head and killed him instantaneously.
fell with it to the quarry bottom and was killed.
2 April 12 Orphir,
John C. Kirk patrick,
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.
Name and Description of Mine or Quarry, &c., and
Name of Owner
Names of Person,
Cause of Death, and Remarks.
Matthew Brown, This man had been in failing health and suddenly expired at his work.
26 Boghead Colliery, Paul & Sons, Ltd., Margt. Dunnigan, On February 5th, 1904, she met an injury by a hoist cage crushing her. Linlithgow. Gavin.
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.
A fall of coal took place and injured this man's spine, in October, 1902, from which injury he subsequently died.
Alloa Coal Co., Ltd. James Forsyth,
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.
Quigley complained to his neighbour on starting work that he felt ill, and latterly left the face and went to the roadhead, and
in a short time expired.
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
Lothian Coal Co., John Walker, While proceeding from the shaft to his work he complained of feeling unwell and shortly afterwards expired.
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.
While waiting on the pithead to descend the shaft he suddenly expired ; he had been ailing for some time and was under medical
Deceased, who was an engineman prior to taking up duties as a pitheadman, worked an extra shift on the engine in place of the
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,
and shortly afterwards he died. At the " Inquiry " subsequently held, one doctor stated deceased's neck was broken, while
another stated positively it was not. Deceased met no injury in the mine,
Deceased got the forefinger of his right hand scratched in some way and blood-poisoning set in, from which he died. It was
stated he received the scratch while picking the coal off the face, but it was not possible from the position of the scratch.
and kilns ; the tub ran away with them, and leaving the rails they were thrown out and deceased alighted on his head.
fell and injured him. He met his injury on 12th September, 1905.
The child crawled through the fence surrounding an old disused shaft and fell into it and was drowned in 11 fathoms of water.
Sons, Thos.Cunninghame, While the colliery locomotive was approaching the weighbridge with a train of loaded waggons the boy attempted to jump on a
waggon of the moving train, and missing his hold fell on the rails and the last waggon wheels passed over him.
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
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
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.
after he was discovered quite dead, death being due to heart failure. Labourer.
List of PROSECUTIONS under the COAL MINES REGULATION ACT.
(a) PROSECUTIONS by INSPECTOR of Owners and Managers and by PROCURATOR
FISCAL of UNDER OFFICIALS.
8 0 10
Contravention of General Rules 21,
22; Sections 50, 51; Special
condition of the place.
Failure to fence shaft of screen
14. Failure to securely fence a
14 ; Special Rules 6, 7. Failure
to provide signalling apparatus.
14 ; Special Rules 46, 54 (8) and
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.
(iv.), and Special Rule 87 (4),(6).
matches within a prohibited area.
tion 21. Failure to have daily
fied in Section 21.
49, General Rule 12 (a). Storing
explosives in the mine.
General Rule 13. Failure to pro-
a dangerous quantity of water.
Allowing workman to enter place
without first clearing it.
and Special Rule 42. Failure to
Failure to constantly produce an