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Ian Winstanley

Alphabetical List of Mining Victims in Great Britain

1870 - 1879



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IBBERSON G - 1877 - 29/10/1877 – Age 39 – Deputy. Park Farm, Rhodes Wright and Wroe, Dewsbury, Yorkshire. Crushed by machinery.

IBBOTSON James - 1870 - 17/09/1870 – Age 56 - Collier. Sykes, Rhodes and Dalby, Leeds, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas.

IDDISON George - 1873 - 17/12/1873 – Age 21 - Hurrier. Oaks, Firth Barber and Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Fall of coal.

IDDUS Thomas - 1878 - 26/10/2878 – Age 17 - Hooker-on. Blainscough Hall, Blainscough Hall Colliery Co. Coppull, Lancashire. Crushed between cage and a horse tree. He was getting out of the cage after the signal to go on had been given.

IDLE John - 1872 - 15/05/1872 – Age 30 - Iron Miner. Neville Hill (ironstone), Norwegian Titanic Iron Co., Leeds, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

ILEY William - 1878 - 14/02/1878 – Age 30 - Heap-keeper. Ludworth, Original Hartlepool Collieries Co. Ltd., Co. Durham. Leg badly crushed between waggons while passing between them. Died 22nd.

ILKS Charles - 1879 - 06/10/1879 – Age 45 – Watchman. Forest, Thomas Checkley, Walsall, Stafford. Found dead under T-bob pumping beam where having opened fence gate he is supposed to have accidentally fallen in a state of intoxication.

IMRIE David - 1879 - 07/07/1879 – Age 37 - Roadsman. Enterkine No.7, George Taylor and Co., Ayrshire. While drawing wood a stone fell on him.

INDIAN William - 1871 - 02/12/1871 – Age 60 – Shifter. Woodhouse Close, Sir CF Maclean, Bart, Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham. Crushed by tubs.

INGHAM John - 1871 - 11/01/1871 – Age 27 – Sinker. Habergham, Executors of J Hargreaves, Burnley, Lancashire. Stone from side of sinking shaft falling on him soon after a shot had been fired.

INGLEBY William - 1879 - 25/08/1879 – Age 47 - Dataler. New Boston, Richard Evans and Co., Haydock, Lancashire. He was clearing away a fall when a stone slipped off the top of the heap striking him in the belly. He worked after the accident but died 11th. Sept.

INGLES Thomas - 1874 - 07/10/1874 – Age 25 - Hewer. Scremerston & Shoreswood, Scremerston & Shoreswood Coal Co., Berwick, Northumberland. Fall of coal.

INGRAM John - 1873 - 22/09/1873 – Age 29 - Miner. Crenver and Wheal Abraham (metalliferous), Crenver and Wheal Abraham United Mines Co. Ltd., Crowan, Cornwall. Blow from an old lining board which fell down the shaft as he was crossing it.

INGRES Thomas - 1873 - 08/04/1873 – Age 50- Hewer. Shoreswood, Scremerston and Shoreswood Coal Co., Norham Northumberland. Fall of stone.

INGRHAM E. - 1878 - 28/01/1878 – Age 13 - Hurrier Park, Liversedge Park Coal Co., Dewsbury, Yorkshire. Crushed by corve.

INKERMAN T. - 1878 - 21/09/1878 – Age 45 – Pikeman. Newbury Lane, Nicklin and Co., Oldbury, Worcester. Buried under a fall of slack and gob which fell through timber settings while at work repairing gateroad.

INMAN Robert - 1878 - 08/11/1878 – Age 31 - Collier. Waterloo Woodlesford, Waterloo Woodlesford Coal Co., Leeds, Yorkshire. Fell with cage down shaft after safety hook disengaged. 2 killed.

INNES Andrew - 1876 - 07/07/1876 – Age 41 – Sinker. Niddrie, Benhar Coal Co., Liberton, Edinburgh. Struck by plank which fell down pit.

INNIS David - 1877 - 19/07/1877 – Age 30 - Collier. Hill of Beath, Ord Adams Beath, Fife. Fall of roof at face Stoop and room.

INSKIP Ab. - 1877 - 17/09/1877 – Age 45 – Bandsman. Brierley, Executors of J Yardley, Bilston, Stafford. Explosion of gas 7th. Died this day. Sudden emission from a newly exposed fault.

IRELAND Andrew - 1878 - 15/10/1878 – Age 59 – Manager. Cleator (metalliferous), Cleator Iron Co., Cleator, Cumberland. Fell down shaft.

IRVINE James - 1877 - 22/10/1877 – Age 36 - Miner. Blantyre, WS Dixon, Hamilton, Lanarkshire. Burnbank. Widow, Bridget Keenan. Buried, Dalbeath cemetery 29th Oct. (Defn. list) Explosion of firedamp.

IRVINE James - 1879 - 08/05/1879 – Age 27 - Collier. Solesgirth No.1, Kilsyth, Coal Co., Kirkintilloch, Dumbarton. By falling off cage whilst working at it. 2 killed.

IRVINE Joseph * - 1878 - 29/04/1878 – Age 18 – Putter. Delaval, Benwell John O Scott, Newcastle, Northumberland.

IRVINE Thomas - 1879 - 02/07/1879 – Age 60 – Bottomer. Blantyre No.1, William Dixon Ltd., Blantyre, Lanarkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 28 killed.

IRWIN Thomas - 1871 - 09/03/1871 – Age 68 - Labourer. Cornsay Ferens and Love, Durham, Co. Durham. Fell into open coal box.

ISAAC M - 1871 - 25/04/1871 – Age 18 – Haulier. Dowlais, Dowlais Iron Co., Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan. Killed by trams.

ISAAC Mark - 1876 - 25/08/1876 – Age 73 - Collier. Cwmbran, Patent Nut and Bolt Co., Monmouth. Fall of roof. Died 29th.

ISAAC William - 1870 - 09/06/1870 – Age 40 - Banksman. Sirhowy (ironstone), Ebbw Vale Co Ltd., Monmouth. He was helping to unload a truck of timber for his pit (No. 7) when a train from Sirhowy furnaces loaded with iron struck it with great force and was so badly injured he died before he got him. It is a private line.

ISAAC William - 1876 - 28/09/1876 – Age 52 - Collier. Ferndale, D Davis and Sons, Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Killed by trams.

ISHERWOOD Alfred - 1878 - 12/03/1878 – Age 32. Unity Brook, James Stott and Co., Kersley, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp in Cannel Mine. An outburst of gas from the first large fall of roof in the west workings. Candles being used. 43 killed.

ISHERWOOD Edmund - 1878 - 02/09/1878 – Age 33 - Collier. Kersley, Samuel Scowcroft and Sons, Kersley, Lancashire. Roof falling from between two slips where he was riddling a fall in the Moss Pit.

ISHERWOOD Henry - 1872 - 10/10/1872 – Coalminer, Stonehill Roscow and Lord, Farnworth, Lancashire. Fall of roof between props. Cannel Mine.

ISHERWOOD Thomas - 1875 - 11/01/1875 – Age 33 – Coalminer. Bradford, Bradford Colliery Co., Manchester, Lancashire. Caught against a coupling whilst riding up engine brow. Died 21st.

ISHERWOOD William - 1871 - 25/11/1871 – Age 36 - Hooker-on. Black Lane, Rylands and Sons, Radcliffe, Lancashire. An iron cup which was struck off the ascending cage on entering the wooden guards at the upper part of the wire rope conductors falling on him at his work.

ISLES John - 1871 - 09/06/1871 – Age 18 - Collier. Easton, Leonard Boult and Co., Easton, Gloucester. Coming up the pit he put his head too far out and was caught by a byot? and was knocked out and fell to the bottom.

ISMAY John - 1875 - 05/04/1875 – Age 30 - Hewer. Backworth, JC Lamb and Co., Newcastle, Northumberland. Fall of stone.

ISMAY William - 1872 - 17/08/1872 – Age 18 - Hewer. Gill Head, M Laycock, Maryport, Cumberland. Fall of stone. 2 killed.

ISRAEL David - 1879 - 31/03/1879 – Age 50 – Timberman. Cwmneol, Powell Duffryn Coal Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Killed by fall of roof.

ISRAEL John - 1876 - 02/03/1876 – Age 16 – Hitcher. Llwynypia, Glamorgan Coal Co., Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Killed by a piece of coal falling on him at pit bottom.

IVEY William - 1878 - 01/07/1878 – Age 20 - Miner. Wheal Grenville, Wheal Grenville Mining Co., Camborne, Cornwall. Unexpected fall of ground which knocked him down the shaft.

IVILL John - 1874 - 17/05/1874 – Age 31 – Fireman. West Earth, Clifton and Kersley Coal Co., Clifton, Lancashire. Apparently overpowered by smoke when seeing to a fire which had been discovered in the workings. They fell out of a roomy cage when coming up the shaft. 2 killed.

IVILL Thomas - 1874 - 17/05/1874 – Age 53 – Fireman. West Earth, Clifton and Kersley Coal Co., Clifton, Lancashire. Apparently overpowered by smoke when seeing to a fire which had been discovered in the workings. They fell out of a roomy cage when coming up the shaft. 2 killed.

IVILL William - 1876 - 13/04/1876 – Age 51 – Coalminer. West Earth, Clifton and Kearsley Coal Co. Clifton, Lancashire. Crushed against the face of down brow by a train of tubs which mounted over his bar of coal one foot high.

IZZAT James - 1872 - 20/09/1872 – Age 49 - Drawer. Lumphinans, Lumphinans Iron Co., Lochgelly, Fife. Hutch ran away on him.

IZZAT Robert - 1873 - 30/10/1873 – Age 30 - Collier. Benhar, Benhar Coal Co. Ltd., Whitburn, Linlithgow. Fall of coal at the face.

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