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Ian Winstanley

Alphabetical List of Mining Victims in Great Britain

No Names - 1860 - 69



Incidents With No Names

1860 - 02/12/1860 – Age 42 - Collier. Aberaman, David Williams, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Fall of Coal.

1860 - 10/08/1860. Coed Talon, Coed Talon Coal Co. Mold, Flint. Fall of roof in South Level.

1860 - 11/12/1860 - Collier. Glas Cwety, Thomas Harris, Llanelly, Glamorgan. Fell down the shaft.

1860 - 12/06/1860 - Collier. No notice, Major Treharne, Bridgend, Glamorgan. Fall of roof. This was a mere hole deceased was working for the farmers and the only man employed.

1860 - 15/02/1860. Higham, Messrs Charlesworth, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 13 killed.

1860 - 18/07/1860 – Age 16 - Collier. Bwllfa, Ebenezer Lewis, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Fell into water standage.

1860 - 18/11/1860 – Age 11 - Doorboy. Main Neath, Abbey Coal Co. Neath, Glamorgan. Crushed between trams.

1860 - 26/12/1860 – Age 50 - Collier. Shevington John Tayleur and Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

1860 - 28/12/1860. Gidlow Lane, William Barlow, Wigan, Lancashire. A tub falling from the surface.

1860 - 31/10/1860 – Age 15 - Collier. Dafen, David Williams, Llanelli, Carmarthen. Fell into shaft.

1861 - 01/01/1861 - Sinker. Kenyon, Messrs Wright, Ruabon, Denbigh. Explosion of gas. 2 killed.

1861 - 01/05/1861 – Age 29 - Labourer. Newbold (ironstone), S Beale and Co., Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Crushed between engine and engine house wall.

1861 - 04/12/1861 – Overman. Titford Bridge, H B Whitehouse, Oldbury, Worcester. Fall of roof in white ironstone measures. He neglected to sprag whilst holing. Break of special rule 28.

1861 - 05/08/1861 - Collier. Brynmally Colliery, Thomas Clayton, Wrexham, Denbigh. Fall of roof.

1861 - 13/07/1861 - Miner. Gadlys Wayne and Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion. Several burnt.

1861 - 14/08/1861 - A Man. Granville Lilleshall and Co., Wellington, Shropshire. The scaffold tilted in the shaft.

1861 - 19/03/1861 - Collier. Nash and Sprinkle Limited Co., Haverford West, Pembroke. Bucket fell down shaft on them. No carriage or guides in shaft and very badly fitted. 3 killed

1861 - 27/07/1861 – Age 32 - Carpenter. Abernant, R. Fothergill and Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Fall of roof.

1862 - 03/01/1862 - Collier. Ystalyfera, JP Budd, Swansea, Glamorgan. Fall of roof.

1862 - 03/07/1862. Old Castle, Simms, Neville and Co., Llanelly, Carmarthen. Inundation of water. 6 killed aged 24 to 39.

1862 - 07/08/1862 – Visitor. Scott Lane, William Woods and Son, Blackrod, Lancashire. Bursting of one of the steam boilers. Not employed. 2 killed.

1862 - 11/02/1862 - Miner. Disley, J Brocklehurst and Co., Stockport, Cheshire. Neglected their borings in letting off some water in some old workings. 3 killed.

1862 - 18/02/1862 - Sinker. Queens Ferry, Isaac Thompson, Queens Ferry, Flint. Fall of shale from side of shaft. 3 killed.

1862 - 21/03/1862 – Age 30 - Collier. Llantwit Fardre, Evan Morley, Llantrisant, Glamorgan. Fall of stone from roof.

1862 - 23/03/1862 – Age 35 - Collier. Aberaman, Crawshay Bailey, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Fall of Coal (9 feet vein).

1863 - 02/03/1863 – Age 15 - Hooker-on. Talk o’th’ Hill, North Staffordshire Coal Co., Newcastle, Stafford. A tub ran down the incline without being hooked.

1863 - 02/07/1863 - A Woman. Lightmoor (ironstone), Coalbrookdale Co., Wellington, Shropshire. Rode on a skip into shaft. 2 killed. Female.

1863 - 03/01/1863 – Age 54 - Miner. Heanor, John Argyle, Heanor, Derbyshire. Rope breaking.

1863 - 17/07/1863 – Age 25 - Miner. Unstone, Colliery, Henry Rangeley, Dronfield, Derbyshire. Fall of Coal.

1863 - 22/04/1863 – Age 50 - Pitheadman. Drumbathie, Drumbathie Coal Co., Airdrie Lanark. Ran a tub into a pit 30 feet deep and was killed by falling after it.

1863 - 22/04/1863 – Man. Asterley, H Gardiner, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Explosion of firedamp.

1863 - 28/10/1865 - Sinker. Haughton Green, Thomas Shaw, Haughton, Lancashire. Want of steam to raise out of the way of a lighted shot in the sinking shaft.

1864 - 31/12/1864 - Hitcher. Wingerworth, Carrington and Co., Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Slipped on plates. Injured his head.

1865 - 07/08/1865 - Hooker-on. Northrop Hall, Northrop Hall and Dublin Coal Co., Flint. Injuries while getting into cage.

1865 - 08/08/1865 - Miner. Glasshouse Common (ironstone), Appleby and Co., Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Breakage of winding machinery. 2 killed.

1865 - 11/01/1865 – Age 13 - Drawer. Black Park, John A Milne and Co., Chirk, Denbigh. Fall of roof.

1865 - 17/01/1865. None Tondu, J Brogden and Sons, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Supposed to have walked into shaft while drunk.

1865 - 21/08/1865 – Age 22 – Collier, Bank Top. James Stott, Burslem, Stafford. Fall of Coal.

1865 - 21/10/1865 – Age 15 - Boy. Hopewell, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Fall of roof.

1865 - 29/11/1865. Brookhouse, Pratt and Crewe, Hanley, Stafford. Explosion of firedamp. 3 killed.

1866 - 06/11/1866 - Engineman. Fernhurst Colliery, F Bankhart, Tunstall, Stafford. Fell whilst changing bucket.

1866 - 08/12/1866 - Loader. Dunkirk, Dukinfield Co., Dukinfield, Cheshire. Explosion of firedamp.

1866 - 10/03/1866 - Collier. Merthyr, Dare Rhys and Richards, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Rope breaking whilst ascending with a horse.

1866 - 10/10/1866 - Boy. Giltbrook, Hicks and Whittaker, Nottinghamshire. Run over on level.

1866 - 13/12/1866 - 3 boys, not identified. Oaks, Messrs. Firth Bamber and Co. Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosions of gas. The total number of victims was 334 by the first explosion of the 12th. December 1866 and 26 by the second explosion the following day. Total 360. Seventy five bodies were recovered prior to the shafts being closed forty five were recovered during the first twelve months after the shaft was reopened and seventy during the past years making the total 190. This deducted from 360 leaves 17 bodies still in the Colliery. It is remarkable that all but two have been identified.

1866 - 18/12/1866 - Collier. Stanton, Nadin and Co., Burton, Derbyshire. Explosion of gas.

1866 - 19/02/1866. Wynn Hall, Wynn Hall Coal Co., Ruabon, Denbigh. Falling part way down the shaft.

1866 - 24/12/1866 – Age 13 - Labourer. Cyfarthfa (ironstone), W Crawshay, Merthyr, Glamorgan. Run over by trams.

1867 - 15/09/1867. Cefn Rees, Rees Bridgend, Glamorgan. Killed by fall of stone.

1867 - 26/04/1867 – Age 16 - Boy. Rose Hill, Samuel Scowcroft, Bolton, Lancashire. Roof falling.

1868 - 19/03/1868. Pentre Saison, Pentre Saison Co., Wrexham, Denbigh. Run over on inclined plane.

1868 - 20/03/1868. Mesnes Colliery, Charles Turner, Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof. 3 killed.

1868 - 21/04/1868 - Miner. Chadwick Hall, Roscow and Lord, Rochdale, Lancashire. Roof falling. Died 5th Sept.

1868 - 27/01/1868 – Age 16 - Drawer. Coleshill, William Jones and Co., Flint. Falling under his tub.

1868 - 28/11/1868. Broadoak, Broadoak Coal Co., Loughor, Glamorgan. Killed by fall of roof.

1869 - 03/04/1869 - Collier. Molyneux, Eastwood and Swingler, Mansfield, Nottingham. Inundation from old workings. 4 killed.

1869 - 06/12/1869. Vochrina, Guest and Co., Dowlais, Glamorgan. Killed by rope breaking falling from spiral drum. 2 killed.

1869 - 09/11/1869 – Age 16 - Boy. Bank Top, Stott and Co., Burslem, Stafford. Crushed at bottom of jig.

1869 - 16/12/1869 - Boy. Wingerworth, Wingerworth Iron Co., Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Fell down shaft.

1869 - 21/04/1869. Brookside, Moss Hall Coal Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Run over by full tub in overland plane.

1869 - 25/06/1869. Avonhead Colliery, Avonhead Coal Co., Airdrie, Lanark. Engine out of gear and men ran down pit. 2 killed.

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