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Ian Winstanley

Alphabetical List of Mining Victims in Great Britain

1870 - 1879



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QUAILS John - 1878 - 26/08/1878 – Age 33 – Sinker. Stepends (ironstone), Summerlee Iron Co., Shotts, Lanarkshire. Struck by a plank falling down the shaft in a sinking pit.

QUARTER John - 1872 - 14/11/1872. Pelsall Hall, Morgan and Starkey, Walsall, Stafford. Irruption of water. 22 killed.

QUAYLE John - 1875 - 20/02/1875 – Age 21 - Miner. Parkside (metalliferous), Parkside Mining Co., Cumberland. While descending the shaft in the dark he slipped off the cage before it had come to rest and fell away to the bottom, about 40 feet.

QUEEN John - 1870 - 01/07/1870 – Age 32 – Fireman. Broomfield, James Adam, Airdrie, Lanarkshire. He was going on his rounds on a Monday morning and came to gas with a naked light. The ‘cube’ had been put for 30 hours.

QUICK Henry - 1878 - 11/09/1878 - Collier. Abercarn, Ebbw Vale Iron Co., Abercarn, Monmouthshire. Explosion of firedamp. 268 killed.

QUICK James - 1878 - 11/09/1878 - Collier. Abercarn, Ebbw Vale Iron Co., Abercarn, Monmouthshire. Explosion of firedamp. 268 killed.

QUIN James - 1879 - 10/11/1879 – Age 37 – Bottomer. Polkemmet (ironstone), Shotts Iron Co., Bathgate, Linlithgow. Crushed by cage at shaft bottom.

QUIN John - 1870 - 03/12/1870 – Age 30 - Drawer. Jelliston, Dalmellington Iron Co., Patna, Ayrshire. Fall of roof.

QUIN Owen - 1872 - 09/10/1872 – Age 50 – Enginedriver. Cleator Moor, Hematite Iron Co., Whitehaven, Cumberland. By machinery underground.

QUIN Peter (injured) - 1879 - 26/02/1879 - Miner. Daisy Field, James Roscoe, Tyldesley, Lancashire. Hurt by roof coal falling.

QUINE John - 1875 - 08/03/1875 – Age 57 - Miner. Great Laxey (metalliferous), Great Laxey Mine Co., Laxey, Isle of Man. A piece of timber which was being handed down to him by his son and another man was carelessly allowed to fall down upon him fracturing the skull and causing immediate death.

QUINN John - 1876 - 20/07/1876 – Age 19 – Putter. Pelton, Lord Dunsany and Partners, Chester-le-Street, Durham. Caught by a tub coming rapidly down a going road he had not the time to get out of the way.

QUINN Joseph - 1873 - 14/01/1873 - Miner. Tigethaugh (ironstone), William Baird and Co., Denny, Stirling. Fall of roof.

QUINN Michael - 1877 - 22/10/1877 – Age 21 - Miner. Blantyre, William Dixon and Co., Blantyre, Lanarkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 207 killed.

QUINN or AYACK James - 1876 - 26/09/1876 – Age 23 - Collier. Wheatley Hill, Original Hartlepool Collieries Co. Ltd., Thornley, Co. Durham. Killed by an explosion of gas in barrier way in main coal seam. Quinn holed his bord into an old drift which was full of gas and on the rise side of a 33 feet fault. Naked lights were being used at the time. 4 killed.

QUINN Patrick - 1878 - 15/10/1878 – Age 13 – Coupler. Washington, Washington Coal Co., Gateshead, Durham. Crushed by tubs.

QUINN Thomas - 1876 - 26/09/1876 – Age 22 - Collier. Wheatley Hill, Original Hartlepool Collieries Co. Ltd., Thornley, Co. Durham. Killed by an explosion of gas in barrier way in main coal seam. Quinn holed his bord into an old drift which was full of gas and on the rise side of a 33 feet fault. Naked lights were being used at the time. 4 killed.

QUINNEY J - 1872 - 09/10/1872 – Age 28 – Deputy. Old Park, Earl of Dudley, Dudley, Worcester. Whilst pulling a rate of coal a bump occurred and forced a prop out which caused a fall of Brazils part of which fell on him.

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