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1906. Jan. 3, 9 P.M.

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On road, cliff, 15 ft. by 8 ft. by 21 ins. thick. Deceased was taking down a piece of low roof.

He had knocked out two “flats," and was barring down the lower of two beds of stone, when
both beds fell on him and his assistant. He bad stood two props under the upper bed

before he knocked out the flats, but they were overbalanced. Coronation seam.
At face, cliff, 6 ft. by 6 ft. by 1 ft. 6 ins. thick, fell on deceased while he was at work. At

least five props were discharged by the stone. Brithdir seam.
At face, cliff, 6 ft. by 2 ft. by 15 ins. thick, fell from between two slants which were

invisible before the accident. Two-feet-nine seam.
At face, cliff, 4! ft. by 2; ft. by 13 ins. thick, fell while, it was presumed, deceased was

putting up a prop under it, as one was found lying near his body. The stall had been

idle for some weeks, and the roof had been much crushed. Seven-feet seam. At face, cliff, 5 ft. by 5 ft. by 27 ins. thick (part of rippings), crushed two props out and

fell on deceased. It had a slip on each side, and one at the inner end, just above the coal.

Gorllwyn seam.
At face, a wedge-shaped piece of rock, 6 ft. 6 ins. long, 3 ft. 4 ins. wide at the base, and

25 ins. thick, fell from between glassy slants. From the position in which deceased was

found, it was presumed that he was preparing to set a post under it.
At face, rock, 20 ft. by 7 ft. by 3 ft. thick, fell from between two slips. It was unsupported.

No. 3 Rhondda seam.
On road, cliff, 13 ft. by 6 ft. by 3 ft. thick, fell as he was taking out a cog which had

supported one end of the stone. He was very experienced at taking out timber, and it is
difficult to understand why he had not found out that the stone had “given,” and taken

precautions. Four-feet seam.
On road, cliff. 3 ft. 9 ins. by 2} ft. by 20 ins. thick, fell while deceased and others were

cutting bottom on a double parting. It was quite unsupported. Six-feet seam.
On road, cliff, 15 ft. by 10 ft. by 8 ins. thick, fell while deceased was laying down rails. It

was quite unsupported. The Four feet workings were passing over it, and no doubt

caused the stone to burst off from the roof. Six feet seam.
On road, cliff, 4 ft. by 20 ins. by 14 ins, thick, fell as deceased was walking out along the

heading. It was quite unsupported. Gorllwyn seam.
At face, coal (rippings), 9 ft. by 5 ft. by 30 ins. thick, fell, and knocked out a prop which

struck him full in the face, and fractured his skull. Six-feet seam.
Deceased had been ripping roof, and was clearing away the rubbish produced, when a stone,

3 or 4 inche- square, fell from the edge of the rippings and cut his forehead slightly. He
continued working until the 13th March, when he had to give up owing to fits. He was
operated upori on the 12th April, and an abscess on the brain was found near the cut.

He died from the effects of the abscess on the 29th April.
At face, fireclay, 7 ft. by 3 ft. by 2 ft. thick, fell from between two diagonal slips on

deceased as he was about to set a post under it. His sledge bammer and a post were
found under the stone. The fireman had told him to set the post 11 hours before.
Seven-feet geam.

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April (i,

1 P.M.

Fochriw,

Glamorgan.

Guest, Keen & Nettlefolds,

Ltd.

On road, cliff, 27 ft. by 10 ft. by 10 ft. thick, fell. Deceased was working with a repairer

who had cut out one pair of timbers, and was cutting out another when the roof began to work, and crushed out eight pairs of timbers. There had been considerable squeeze on

the heading for some time previous, and deceased and the repairer were enlarging it. New
At face, cliff, triangular in shape, 16 ft. by 16 ft. by 9 ft., and 3 ft. thick, crushed out a cog

and three posts, and fell on deceased. The collier in charge of the stall was making
room to stand a pair of timbers under the stone. There were slants on two sides of it.

Ras Las seam.
On road, cliff, 7 ft. by 5 ft. by 16 ins. thick, fell as deceased was putting up a prop to carry

an electric power cable. No. 3 Rhondda seam.
At face, cliff, 41 ft. by f} ft. by 17 ins. thick. It was quite unsupported. Nine feet seam.

Garfield Lewis,

15, Collier boy.

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On road, deceased had been sent for to assist in getting a wasteman from under a fall of

roof, and while so engaged, a piece of coal from the roof fell and struck him on his back.

He died on May 5th.
At face, cliff, 4! ft. by 2 ft. 10 ins, by 27 ins. thick, fell and knocked deceased against the tram,

so splitting his skull. The stone that fell was part of the rippings, and was bounded by

slips or joints. It was unsupported. Bute seam.
At face, ironstone, 40 ins. by 14 ins. by 7 ins. thick, fell between a pair of timber and the

face, a space of 40 ins. Part of it had rested on the timbers. Four feet seam.
At face, cliff, 17 ft. by 3 ft. by 1 ft. thick, fell from between two parallel slips, which ran

up until they met. One prop was crushed out, and deceased was at the time setting

another. He died in four days. No. 3 seam.
At face. Deceased and another man were making an airway through the gob near the face

when cliff, 8 ft. by 5 ft. by 3 ft. thick, from under which they had filled away
6 or 7 trams of rubbish, fell from between polished slauts and killed him. The stone

was unsupported. Five feet seam.
On road, cliff, 12 ft. by 7 ft. by 5 ft. thick, fell as deceased was taking a full tram out. The

tram jumped off the rails, knocked out two pairs of cimber, and allowed the roof to fall

on deceased, who was riding on the “gun." Quarters seam.
At face, cliff, 6 ft. by 7 ft. by 4 ft. thick, fell, crushing two props out and killing deceased.

After the fall a smooth vertical joint was seen at the left side of the heading, which
undoubtedly caused the accident. The props must have lost their foothold on the steep

bottom. No. 2 Rhondda seam.
On road, cliff and rock, 7 ft. by 5 ft. by 5 ft. thick, fell on deceased, who was alone at the

time. It was unsupported. Ras Las seam.
A narrow heading, t} ft. wide, had been driven through a roll in the face. Deceased was

chipping at the side of this place to allow a coal cutting machine to pass through, when
a piece of the fireclay roof, 45 ft. by 41 ft. by 8 ins. thick, fell on his back. His spine was

injured, and he died in a month's time. The roof was unsupported. Yard seam.
On road, fireclay, 10 ft. by 8 ft. by 1 ft. thick, fell outside of some double timbers, which

deceased was assisting in standing, and he was caught by the end of the stone. It was

unsupported. Two feet nine seam. At face, cliff, & ft. 6 ins. by 3 ft. by 1 ft. thick, discharged two posts, and fell on deceased

from the front of the rippings. Brithdir seam.

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June 15,
11.30 AM.

Edwin Hammond

Caerlan,

Glamorgan.

36,

Collier.

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On road, cliff, 7 ft. by 5 ft. by 7 ins. thick, fell as deceased was making a foothold for a

prop to hold a boring machine for boring a hole in the side. The fireinan examined the
roof 20 minutes before the accident, found it given, and instructed deceased to take it
in consequence, was killed, No. 3 Rhondda seam.

down before doing anything else. He, however, took no notice of the instruction, and,
At face, fireclay, 6} ft. by 34 ft. by 20 ing. thick, fell from two diagonal slije. It was
.unsupported. Two-feet nine seam.

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July 20,1 3 P.M.

Navigation.

Glamorgan.

Nixon's Navigation Co.,

Ltd.

William Evans, 15,

Collier Boy.

• All mices are coal mines, unless otherwise specified.

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1906.
July 21,
3.10 A.M.

Dowlais Cardiff,

Glamorgan.

Guest, Keen, and Nettle

folds, Ltd.

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Evan Lloyd,'

40,
Haulier.
Daniel Dwyer,

43,

Ripper.
Dd. John Evans, 29,

Collier.
John Rees,

40,
Repairer.
John Davies, 38,

Collier.
Edward Jones, 45,

Collier.
George Jones, 45,

Collier.

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On road, rock, 4 ft. by 3 ft. by 1 ft. thick, fell as deceased was passing along a parting. The

parting had been made four years before, and the roof had not been supported by timbers.

Six-feet seam.
On road, rock, 8 ft. by 27 ins. by 32 ins., fell as deceased was clearing away the rubbish

produced by a shot. He is said to have sounded the roof shortly before the accident, and,

in time, would have taken the stone down, as the road was too low. Gellideg seam.
Ou road, cliff, 10 ft. by 4 ft. by 12 ins. thick, fell as he was walking along his road. It was

quite unsuppúrted. Six-feet seam.
On road, cliff, 17 ft. by 10 ft. by 2 ft. 9 ins. thick. Deceased was sent to clear a small

fall on an untimbered roadway. He was poking at some loose stones with a pole when

the roof collapsed and buried him. Six-feet seam.
On road, cliff, 16 ft. by 5 ft. by 2 ft. thick, fell on deceased as they were replacing a rail,

which the last tram taken out had displaced. The roof was strong and the part that fell
was quite unsupported. On one side of the stone was a well defined slip, which with an

impersistent smooth above caused the fall. Five-feet six seam.
On road, rock, 13 ft. 8 ins. by 4 ft. by 44 ins. thick, fell and crushed deceased's neck on the

empty tram he was pushing towards the face of the heading. It was quite unsupported,

as the roof was said to have been so strong No. 2 Rhondda seam.
On road, while deceased was discharging rubbish from a tram, a piece of the “rippings'

(top coal) fell on him. Nine feet seam.
At face, rock, 74 ft. by 53 ins, at one end, and narrowing to a point at the other, and 52 ins.

thick, fell from between two slips as deceased was holing. It was at the road end, and
was unsupported. Had the usual mid-road props been set, the accident would in all pro-
bability have been prevented. The inner slips had crossed the stall from the left rib, and
was plainly visible. It should have acted as a warning to the officials and deceased.

No. 2 Rhondda seam.
At face, cliff (rippings), 8 ft. by 4 ft. by 22 ins. thick, fell from between two slants on to

deceased while he was preparing to set a post under it. A tram of coal had just pre

viously been worked from under it. Yard seam.
On road, cliff and ironstone, 4 ft. 6 ins. by 4 ft. 7 ins. by 2 ft. 10 ins. thick, discharged a

post, and fell on deceased as he was ripping side at the entrance to a stall road. Two

feet nine seam.
Deceased was walking in after a journey of three trams drawn by a horse. When the

parting was reached, deceased walked a little faster so as to pass before the horse was
turned, but the horse took fright and sprang forward. The front tram got off the rails,
struck out an arm, and caused a fall of roof and sides, which killed deceased. The

haulier was walking in front of the horse, and so escaped injury. Five feet seam. At face, cliff, 3 ft. thick, fell on deceased as he was clearing and stowing some rubbish

lying at the face. The stall had been idle for some time, and he had been sent to prop the roof and clear away the rubbish. Five props were discharged. Two feet nine seam.

Fred. Hurn, 55

Labourer.
Morgan Evans,

4,
Collier.

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At face, a small stone is said to have fallen on deceased's head and cut it slightly. He

worked 11 days after, when blood-poisoning set in, and caused his death on November 3rd.

Nine feet seam.
On road. cliff, 6 ft. 6 ins. by 3 ft. 2 ins. by 8 ins. thick, fell on him as he was clearing a

small fall on an untimbered roadway. The roof had been tested in his presence by the

fireman and pronounced safe, 14 hours before. Seven feet seam. At face, coal and cliff, 14 ft. by 11 ft. by 8 ft. thick, crushed out two pairs of timber and

11 props, fell, and buried deceased. The collier, who was in charge of the stall, was setting a prop close to the face of the coal, and had a very narrow escape. The stall was

passing through disturbed coal and roof. Nine feet seam. Struck on the head by a piece of coal, 1 ft. by 1 ft. by 9 ins. thick, which fell from between

the laggings in a Barry face. Blood poisoning set in, and he died on November 14th.

Red coal seam.
On road, cliff, 8 ft. by 6 ft. by 5 ins. thick, fell on deceased as he was passing along a double

parting. The road was 15 ft. wide and was supported by a row of middle posts. It broke down between the middle posts and the side of the road. Seven feet seam.

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Deceased was on his way to work, and, whilst passing under the arches on the pit level,

where a portion of the crown of the arch had previously given way and been lagged, the roof broke through the laggings, and killed deceased on the spot.

Repairer.

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At face, cliff, 16 ft. by 4 ft. by 17 ins. thick. The collier in charge of the stall was pulling

a slip of coal, which, in falling, knocked out two props, and caused the roof to fall upon

himself and the boy. Two feet nine seam.
Deceased and another labourer were stowing rubbish in the face of a stall. The other

labourer was throwing rubbish from the road to deceased, who was building the gob wall
so as to pin the roof, when a piece of the cliff roof, 8 ft. by 3 ft. by 13 ins. thick, fell and
injured deceased so badly that he died in a few minutes. One prop, nearly under the
centre of the stone, was crushed out. On each side of the stone was a smooth slip. Red
coal seam.

29,

Labourer.

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A carriage, containing deceased and 21 other men, was ready to ascend the shaft. The

hitcher gave the signal, but the cage was not immediately wound up as the banksman
waited a minute or two to allow some firemen, who were approaching the pit, to enter
the descending cage. Immediately the cage commenced its ascent, someone, either in the
cage or on the plates, gave an alarm that something was falling down the pit. There
was a momentary panic in the cage; one man jumped out on the South side, and
deceased and another man jumped out on the North side. Deceased must have been
caught by the crown of the arch or by a beam laid in the pit to deflect falling stones
from the hitchers. The alarm was groundless ; nothing fell down the pit.

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May 30,
12,35 P.M.

Haford,

Glamorgan.

Lewis Merthyr Consoli.

dated Collieries, Ltd.

Morris Trow,

140,
Collier.

Deceased had that morning asked for and obtained work, and had been shown the place he

was to work in. He however did no work, but sat down until about noon, and then
took his tools back to the shaft. While being raised through the shaft with four other
men he was suddenly missed. The hitcher, soon after he had signalled him up, kaw
his body fall on the sump planks. The other men said that they felt nothing to account
for deceased being thrown out. It looked to me like a case of suicido. He was said to
bave been drinking heavily for three weeks before.

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Deceased was at work on a stage inside an air casing, which was being erected over the

top of the shaft to convert it into an upcast. Owing to the stretching of a new
winding-rope it became necessary to take out a few links of the bull chain of one
of the cages.

The rope-smith got on top of the cage, and signal was given to the
engineman to give elack rope. This was done, but before the banksman knocked stop,
the engine suddenly reversed, and the cage crashed upwards against the stage upon
which deceased was working, and precipitated him down the shaft. The winder
found fault with the working of his engine, but a careful overhauling by the makers
failed to reveal any defect which could have caused the engine to reverse,

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Deceased and an overman were on the Four-feet seam landing for the purpose of seeing that

the water barrel passed safely upwards through the opening in the stage. They had been
there some time when the overman, who was on one side of the pit, noticing the rope
swinging, called out to deceased to watch the knocker, as the barrel was losing water.
Directly he spoke deceased jumped forward, and fell down the pit. He must have been
asleep, was startled, and moved before he was fully awake. The shaft is 20 ft. in
diameter, and the opening in the stage was 6 ft. square. The landing was well lighted

by electricity.
Deceased had placed a tram of coal on the upper deck of the cage, and was going to signal

it up to enable him to load the lower deck, when a full tram ran towards him and
knocked him into the shaft. He had evidently forgotten to secure the tram when he
removed the other from in front of it. It was a mouthing in the shaft. A gate has

since been placed there which will prevent a recurrence.
The covering over the sump under the north cage had been raised to allow a pumpman to

go down to a pump 18 yds. below. Deceased, who had occasion to go down to the sump
planks 7 ft. under the south cage did so, and, in climbing again to the landing, fell down
the opening under the north cage. He was aware that the covering had been removed.

John Davies,

37, Hitcher.

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Deceased was ascending in a cage, and, when about 70 yds. from the surface, something

fell on the cage top and smashed it. The other occupant did not miss deceased until the
surface was reached. He had evidently been struck on the head, and fell out. The shaft

was carefully examined, but nothing was found to have fallen out of the walling.
Deceased was standing on the cage, about 30 yards down the shaft, while two pump rods

were being lowered, when the bolt to which the rope was attached broke. The rods, in falling, knocked deceased off the cage, and he fell to the bottom. The bolt was 14 ins. in diameter and was quite new. The weight of the rods was 2 tons 13 cwts.

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