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1906. Jan. 3, 9 P.M.
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
before he knocked out the flats, but they were overbalanced. Coronation seam.
least five props were discharged by the stone. Brithdir seam.
invisible before the accident. Two-feet-nine seam.
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.
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.
No. 3 Rhondda seam.
supported one end of the stone. He was very experienced at taking out timber, and it is
precautions. Four-feet seam.
cutting bottom on a double parting. It was quite unsupported. Six-feet seam.
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.
heading. It was quite unsupported. Gorllwyn seam.
struck him full in the face, and fractured his skull. Six-feet seam.
3 or 4 inche- square, fell from the edge of the rippings and cut his forehead slightly. He
He died from the effects of the abscess on the 29th April.
deceased as he was about to set a post under it. His sledge bammer and a post were
Guest, Keen & Nettlefolds,
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
and three posts, and fell on deceased. The collier in charge of the stall was making
Ras Las seam.
an electric power cable. No. 3 Rhondda seam.
15, Collier boy.
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.
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.
face, a space of 40 ins. Part of it had rested on the timbers. Four feet seam.
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.
when cliff, 8 ft. by 5 ft. by 3 ft. thick, from under which they had filled away
was unsupported. Five feet seam.
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.
After the fall a smooth vertical joint was seen at the left side of the heading, which
bottom. No. 2 Rhondda seam.
time. It was unsupported. Ras Las seam.
chipping at the side of this place to allow a coal cutting machine to pass through, when
injured, and he died in a month's time. The roof was unsupported. Yard seam.
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.
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
down before doing anything else. He, however, took no notice of the instruction, and,
July 20,1 3 P.M.
Nixon's Navigation Co.,
William Evans, 15,
• All mices are coal mines, unless otherwise specified.
Guest, Keen, and Nettle
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.
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.
quite unsuppúrted. Six-feet seam.
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.
which the last tram taken out had displaced. The roof was strong and the part that fell
impersistent smooth above caused the fall. Five-feet six seam.
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.
(top coal) fell on him. Nine feet seam.
thick, fell from between two slips as deceased was holing. It was at the road end, and
No. 2 Rhondda seam.
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.
post, and fell on deceased as he was ripping side at the entrance to a stall road. Two
feet nine seam.
parting was reached, deceased walked a little faster so as to pass before the horse was
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
labourer was throwing rubbish from the road to deceased, who was building the gob wall
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
Lewis Merthyr Consoli.
dated Collieries, Ltd.
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
111 mimes are coal minga, unless other pike sposified.
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
The rope-smith got on top of the cage, and signal was given to the
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
it up to enable him to load the lower deck, when a full tram ran towards him and
since been placed there which will prevent a recurrence.
go down to a pump 18 yds. below. Deceased, who had occasion to go down to the sump
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
was carefully examined, but nothing was found to have fallen out of the walling.
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.