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Owing to a misunderstanding between the hitchers, the drop cage of a simultaneous loading
apparatus at the pit bottom was allowed to descend on deceased as he was clearing
rubbish from under it. Some men were working at the top of the cage, which was hung in the pit a short distance
from the bottom, while deceased was beneath the cage screwing up the bolts of the H-piece of the Cornish pump. The men on the top deck signalled for the cage to be lowered, and it crushed deceased to death. The men on the cage say that they shouted a warning to deceased and received an answer. The bottom men denied this.
Ropes or Chains Breaking.
Burnyeat, Brown, & Co.,
As a journey of 19 trams of coal was being drawn out of a double parting, the shackle
between the 7th and 8th trams parted, and 12 trams ran back. Deceased was found dead
It was the last journey in the shift and he himself had shackled the trams.
waiting at the pit bottom to ascend at the end of their shift. See report on page 33.
Apr. 28, 1.45 P.M.
Guest, Keen, and Nettle
Morgan Richards, 39,
June 21, 2 P.M.
Atlantic Merthyr Col
As five trams of coal were being drawn up a road, rising 16 ing. per yard, a link of the short
chain, connecting the rope to the trams broke, and the journey ran back and killed the deceased. The link was 6 months old. I advised that a stronger chain should be used in future. This has been done.
Deceased was standing at the entrance to sump, to allow a journey of trams of coal to pass
by, when one of the trams went off the rails and threw him into the sump. He sustained injuries from which he died on June 23rd.
* All mines are coal mines, unless otherwise specified. + Report to H.M. Secretary of State for the Home Department on the circumstances attending an irruption of water at Caradog Vale Colliery, by Sir David Brynmor Jones, Kt., K.C.,
and F. A. Gray, one of His Majesty's Inspectors of Mines.
Cambrian Collieries Ltd...
Cambrian, No. 2,
Deceased was filling rubbish into trams, when five laden trams, farther out, put into motion
by a tram being drawn against them by the rope, ran down and killed him. The riders in charge of the one tram said that they signalled to the engineman to stop, but to
no purpose. The engineman denied having received a signal.
stones from between the laggings of some double timbers fell on the horse's back and
Deceased was riding up an engine plane on the chain attaching the rope to a journey
of five trams, when he fell off and was drawn about 150 yards. When the journey
he could be got free. None of the trams were derailed.
off before it came to a stand he fell backwards under the trams. He died the next day.
dividing the number into two or three lots, he started to take them all in one journey.
had been brought out. A haulier and deceased were following a horse out. When
100 yards from the pit. As a full journey was passing outwards he jumped partly on
Deceased attempted to take four trams of coal down a road, dipping 1 in 9, when the weight
overpowered the horse and ran him down. Deceased was probably struck by the end of
and must have struck his head against a piece of low roof and fractured his neck. He was found lying on the ground in front of the tram. The heading was only 5 ft. high, and riding should have been prohibited until it was made higher.
July 16, 1 P.M.
Nixon's Navigation Co.,
Deceased was taking his horse to the stable, and when within about 30 yds, of it, was
knocked down by an outgoing journey and fatally injured. He could see that the main rope was in motion, and I cannot understand why he did not get out of the way. The horse turned and ran back in front of the journey, and was uninjured. The roadway was of ample dimensions, and was provided with sufficient manholes, opposite to one of which
deceased was found. Deceased was taking a stranger along a haulage road to the shaft, when he walked into an
ingoing empty journey. Deceased had been deceived when the journey started in. He thought it was back at the pit, whereas it was only 200 yds. away, and had been standing at that spot for some time. The road was of good width and height, and there were
sufficient manholes. Deceased was riding on one of the shackles of a journey, when his head must have been
crushed against a low piece of roof, which caused him to fall under the trams. When
roads cannot be maintained higher than 5 ft. riding should be strictly forbidden.
head when it started off at a trot. Deceased caught hold of a part of the harness and
very quiet. Why he started off is a mystery.
allow the fuli tram to pass out. As the full tram was passing, it struck the empty one,
Sept. 3, 10.30 A.M.
Fochriw, No. i,
Deceased attempted to run in advance of a journey of coal, which was being drawn through
the slum” to the other side of the shaft, when he either fell, or was knocked down,
and run over.
separating the first six full trams from the rest to shackle them to ether, they
towards the shaft, when the front tram got off the road, and crushed him against an
45 ins. between the two roads. The trams were going very slowly.
dipping 24 ins. per yard. He had put eleven sprags in the wheels of the six trams. A
fell to the ground.
and when he passed light carrier he was riding with his legs outside the tram. When
should have ridden on the rope or in one of the trams.
the heading he was found under the tram, from which the horse had become detached. He had probably been riding on the gun.
* All minos are coal mines, unless otherwise specified.
Deceased was bringing out four trams of rubbish drawn by a rope attached to a small
portable engine. About 15 yards from the engine, the main rope ought to have been
light between them. He slipped when passing a laden tram and fell under the wheels,
and also room to stand between the trams and the sides. He died on Nov. 10th.
rope drew out of the cap, and the journey ran down, overtook deceased, and killed him.
ropes will be recapped quarterly in future, instead of half-yearly.
rope, commenced to move. A man standing near called and asked deceased if he was
As deceased was lifting the cross-bar end of an empty tram on to the rails, on a road
dipping 2 ing. per yard, he fell backwards into the tram. The tram ran down 140 yards,
sustained a fracture of the skull, which caused his death in two days.
attached to the crab to be pulled in, and a signal was said to have been given to the
due to bungling over the signals.
tightened, one of his fingers was crushed between it and a piece of timber lying near the rail. His finger was split from knuckle to tip. He bound it up with a piece of the lining of his coat and continued his work. He died from tetanus in 15 days.
Aug. 1, 11.30 A.M.
United National Collieries,
Sept. 22, 1.30 P.M.
Ocean Coal Co., Ltd.
Deceased was opening a door for a full journey to pass out, when the rope swerved when
tightening and struck him on the foot. He died from the results of the accident on October 29th.
D. Davis & Sons, Ltd.
Deceased was lowering av empty journey down a dip, when three trams got off the rails.
This resulted in slack rope being given out before deceased could stop his engine. Soon
Deceased was pulling down a piece of coal in the four-feet_seam when he stumbled, fell
across the rails of the Barry face, and fractured his ribs. Ignorant of the extent of his
Di. Thomas & Sons
Llewellyn Morley, Deceased started a small crab engine during the engineman's absence, and by some means 14,
got drawn on to the drum. When found by the engineman there were three coils of rope 10.30 A.M. Glamorgan.
round his body. Aug. 18th, Cambrian, Cambrian Collieries, Ltd. Patrick Raleigh, Deceased were struck by the falling jib of a steam derrick used in the excavation of
foundations for a power house. The driver was told to pick up the jib, when it dropped 9.45 A.M. Glamorgan.
with great force into the excavation. The derrick was examined that morning, and was James Hamer,
considered to be in good working order. After the accident certain defects were noticed 42,
which might have been caused by the accident, or which might have been the cause of
it. The foreman enginewright and the mechanical engineer who supplied the derrick
Deceased was struck on the head by the crank of the winding engine. Just before the
Isaac Powell, 10 A.M. Glamorgan. lieries Co., Ltd.
accident he was seen with a brush and bucket in his hands. After the accident his body
He had evidently attempted to sweep it out.
Deceased was holding a horse by the side of a railway for a locomotive and train to pass
by. The horse got frightened, and by some means swung deceased on to the rails, and he
Deceased was passing between two wagons of small coal, under the screens, in order to
remove the “ scotch
from under the hind wheel of the front wagon, so as to run it Glamorgan.
down the siding, when the second loaded wagon, also scotched, moved forward and blocked him between the buffers before either “ scotch was removed. The wagons were
bumped on by others that were let in to the siding. Aug. 22, Fforchaman, Powell Duffryn Steam
Deceased was found in a dying condition, having been run over by empty wagons. He had
been lowering empties towards the screen on a road dipping 1 in 36, but how the
accident occurred no one knows.
Deceased was standing on a full truck, when the brakesman told him to get duwn, us he
Geo. Blatchford, 9.30 A.M.
was about to let some empties down against it. Deceased said that he was right enough, Glamorgan.
and did not get down. When the empties bumped against the full one, deceased fell off
on to the rail and was run over. * All mines are coal mines, unless otherwise specified.
was run over.