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As he walked in front of an empty waggon he was crushed between it and a full one which he had failed to observe coming
down a slight gradient.
While a block of slate was being dragged from a heap by nieans of a compressed-air winch, the coupling chain broke, and a
piece of it struck him on the head.
While he was hooking waggons in motion his head was caught between them. Killed on the spot.
A piece of ice fell on to his head from a height of 20 yards. He died the same evening.
List of FATAL ACCIDENIS at QUARRIES under the QUARRIES Act.
1906. June 1
From the person's own working place.
Wepre Hall Brick John Rowlands, About 2 cwt. of clay fell on to him from a height of about 8 feet. Died two hours after.
Slate-getter. BY BLASTING.
He had fired a charge of gunpowder in a hole. He returned to it after charging operations were over, and while he was
tampering with it there was a second explosion. His mate was also injured.
| Travis and Reekes (Sandstone),
A stone which was being hoisted by a steam crane fell out of the lashing chain and killed him.
While working on a ledge 4 feet wide he neglected to use his rope and fell to the bottom of the quarry, a distance of 65 feet.
He was struck down by a full waggon running down a slight gradient. Pneumonia supervened and he died on the 14th.
William Barrow, He was run over by a train of empty trucks while walking to his home along the railway.