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Ian Winstanley

Alphabetical List of Mining Victims in Great Britain

1870 - 1879



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WADDELL Alexander - 1874 - 10/02/1874 – Bottomer. Auchlochan (ironstone), Colin Dunlop and Co., Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire. Crushed by cage coming down on him.

WADDINGTON Frederick (injured) - 1879 - 25/08/1879 – Sinker. Newton, Clifton and Kersley Coal Co., Clifton, Lancashire. Slightly hurt by shot which he and a man named Joseph Jones were wrongfully unstemming in No.2 Sinking Pit. The shot had missed fire and had been covered with water for five days.

WADDINGTON S. - 1871 - 19/01/1871 – Age 31 - Hanger-on. High Road, Hall and Stones, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Fell into wheel at bottom of shaft.

WADDLE James - 1879 - 24/12/1879 – Age 16 - Collier. Woodend No.5, Coltness Iron Co., Torphichen, Linlithgow. Fall of coal and side at face while holing Longwall.

WADE Frederick - 1870 - 08/03/1870 – Age 13 – Boy. Renishaw, CE Appleby, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Crushed between timber and tub.

WADE Hugh - 1878 - 07/06/1878 – Age 21 - Drawer. Wood, Richard Evans and Sons, Haydock, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp after a sudden outburst. 189 killed.

WADE Peter - 1878 - 07/05/1878 – Age 65 - Collier. Esh, Joseph Pease and Partners, Durham, Co. Durham. Fall of stone in a jud. He had fired a shot which loosened the timber and having taken in a tub the road was blocked so as he could not get out of the place although he heard the fall coming on. Died 11th.

WAGSTAFF Edward - 1873 - 01/05/1873 – Age 20 - Miner. Exhall, E Wilson, Coventry, Warwick. Fall of roof.

WAGSTAFFE George - 1877 - 19/01/1877 – Age 53 - Collier. Leycett, Crewe Coal and Iron Co., Newcastle, Stafford. Fall of coal.

WAGSTAFFE John - 1871 - 24/04/1871 – Age 24 - Collier. Car House, Aldwarke Main Coal Co., Rotherham, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

WAILES John - 1877 - 27/03/1877 – Age 17 - Employed on screens. Auckland Park, Blockow Vaughan and Co. Ltd., Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham. Crushed between truck and a leg supporting screen.

WAIN George - 1875 - 12/01/1875 – Age 31 - Collier. St. Johns, Locke and Co., Normanton, Yorkshire. Fall of coal.

WAINWRIGHT David - 1871 - 10/01/1871. Renishaw Park, Joseph and George Wells, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Explosion of gas 26 killed.

WAINWRIGHT George - 1870 - 07/07/1870. Silverdale, Stainer and Co., Newcastle, Stafford. Explosion of firedamp. 19 killed.

WAINWRIGHT R. - 1876 - 21/02/1876 – Age 20 – Hurrier. West Ardsley, West Yorkshire. Coal and Iron Co., Leeds, Yorkshire. Run over by corves on engine plane.

WAINWRIGHT Thomas - 1872 - 28/03/1872 – Age 20 - Collier. Lovers Lane, John Fletcher and others, Atherton, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp in 5 Feet mine. The portion of workings situated beyond a fault became foul in consequence of the space for the passage of air being too small and ignition was caused by a shot which blew out the stemming. 27 killed.

WAKE John - 1877 - 13/03/1877 – Age 22 - Miner. West Seton (metalliferous), West Wheal Seton Mining Co., Camborne, Cornwall. Unexpected fall of ground.

WAKEFIELD E. - 1875 - 15/07/1875 - Collier. Cwmdare, Powell Duffryn Steam Coal Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Killed by fall of stone.

WAKEFIELD James - 1878 - 14/10/1878 – Age 18 – Hurrier. Haigh, George Fountain and Son, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

WAKELEY George - 1876 - 18/12/1876 – Boy. South Wales, South Wales Coal Co., Monmouth. Explosion of firedamp 23 killed.

WAKISS T. - 1876 - 21/09/1876 – Age 19 - Roadsman. Hayes, Earl of Shrewsbury, Rugeley, Stafford. Found dead on engine plane 70 yards from his place of work. He had been improperly riding on the rope and slipped off and was crushed to death under tubs.

WALBY Edward - 1876 - 02/11/1876 – Age 14 – Doorboy. Milfrain, Messrs Jayne, Monmouth. Fall of stone died 4th.

WALBY George - 1873 - 14/09/1873 – Age 30 - Collier. East Slade, New Bowson Co., Forest of Dean, Gloucester. Fall of roof.

WALBY Thomas - 1878 - 05/07/1878 – Age 28 - Collier. Dodd Slope, Blaenavon Iron Co., Monmouthshire. Injured by fall of roof and died same day.

WALDIE Fred Holt - 1875 - 06/12/1875 – Age 21. Swaithe Main, Mitchell and Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 143 Killed.

WALDING Thomas - 1878 - 22/08/1878 – Age 64 – Sheaveman. Blaenclydach, Forest Steel Co., Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Killed by trams on engine plane.

WALES John Henry - 1876 - 18/12/1876. South Wales, South Wales Coal Co., Monmouth. Explosion of firedamp, 23 killed.

WALFORD William - 1870 – 06/02/1870 – Age 14 – Waggoner. Pendleton, Andrew Knowles and Sons, Pendleton, Lancashire. Explosion. Shot blew out the stemming. 9 killed.

WALKDEN Ellen - 1874 – 01/08/1874 – Age 18 – Screener. Ladies Lane, Wigan Coal and Iron Co. Ltd., Wigan, Lancashire. Run over by waggons Female.

WALKDEN John - 1870 – 13/10/1871 – Age 46 - Miner. Ladyshore, John Fletcher, Little Lever, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp.

WALKDEN Robert (injured) - 1879 – 29/08/1879 - Miner. Hic Bibi, The receiver of the Hic Bibi Coal & Cannel Co. Ltd., Coppull, Lancashire. Collar bone hurt by stone falling where he had fired a shot. It fell from a break before he had re-examined.

WALKDEN Thomas - 1870 – 25/07/1870 – Age 49 - Miner. Kearsley, Samuel Scowcroft, Kearsley, Lancashire. Explosion. 2 killed.

WALKDEN William (injured) - 1879 – 08/10/1879 – Age 35 - Miner. Brinsop Hall No.5, Brinsop Hall Coal Co. Ltd., Westhoughton, Lancashire. Thigh broken. Roof falling as he was setting a prop. No.5 Yard Pit.

WALKER Andrew - 1878 – 12/03/1878 – Age 22. 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.

WALKER C T. - 1874 – 16/03/1874 – Sinker. Cradley Station (fireclay), Mobberley and Bayley, Cradley, Worcester. A small portion of brick fell out of shaft. Injured 2nd. Died this day.

WALKER Christopher - 1871 - 02/11/1871 – Age 33 – Deputy. Castle Eden, William Cook, Ferry Hill, Co. Durham. Fall of stone.

WALKER Daniel - 1877 - 23/01/1877 – Age 27. Stonehill, Roscow and Lord, Farnworth, Lancashire. Suffocation. The mine became on fire but the inquest could not agree whether it arose from an explosion or blackdamp or the ignition of a brattice cloth. - 18 killed.

WALKER David - 1871 - 17/11/1871 – Age 13 – Boy. Bankhead, Misses Whigham, Sanquhar, Dumfries. Fall of roof.

WALKER E. - 1878 - 31/01/1878 – Age 20 - Collier. Featherstone Main, Featherstone Main Coal Co., Pontefract, Yorkshire. Fall of coal.

WALKER G. - 1874 - 27/02/1874 – Age 19 Ironstone miner. Osmundthorpe (ironstone), Hird Dawson and Hardy, Leeds, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

WALKER G. - 1876 - 02/09/1876 – Age 19 – Driver. Garforth, Garforth Coal Co., Leeds, Yorkshire. Crushed by corves.

WALKER George - 1871 - 01/07/1871 – Age 14 - Collier. Ty Trist, Tredegar Iron Co., Tredegar, Monmouth. Explosion of firedamp 1st. 7 injured. Died 9th.

WALKER George - 1871 - 24/06/1871 – Age 14 - Collier. Abersychan, Ebbw Vale Co. Ltd., Abersychan, Monmouth. He was descending Cwnisychan No.2, 29th June and had reached the bottom when a byot higher up broke and fell through the bonnet and struck his head. Died 30th.

WALKER George - 1872 - 19/11/1872 – Age 15 - Pony changer. Bradford, Bradford Co., Manchester, Lancashire. Crushed by a train of 18 waggons which broke loose through the draw bar giving way and ran back upon him in the engine brow as he was out of the refuge hole.

WALKER George - 1878 - 22/04/1878 – Age 27 - Miner. Eston (ironstone), Bolckow Vaughan and Co., Middlesbrough, Yorkshire. Fall of large piece of ironstone from top while baring it down.

WALKER J. - 1873 - 04/06/1873 – Age 22 – Byeworker. Wharncliffe Silkstone, Wharncliffe Silkstone Coal Co., Sheffield, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

WALKER J. - 1874 - 21/01/1874 – Age 29 - Collier. Berry Hill, William Bowers, Stoke, Stafford. Suffocated by blackdamp.

WALKER James - 1870 - 21/04/1870 – Age 45 – Fireman. Smithfold, John Gibson and Co., Little Hulton, Lancashire. Breakage of one of the two crane ropes by which the scaffold was hung in repairing the upcast shaft sides. 2 killed.

WALKER James - 1870 - 25/04/1870 – Age 21 – Deputy. East Hartford, Lamb Potter and Co., Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland. Fall of stone.

WALKER James - 1876 - 11/05/1876 – Age 22 – Hurrier. Rosa, W Day, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Fall of coal.

WALKER James - 1877 - 26/10/1877 – Age 13 – Switcher. Wyrley Cannock, Wyrley Cannock Colliery Co., Wyrley, Stafford. A small piece of clod fell from the roof of the gateroad to converging slips between timber settings. Probably died from haemorrhage.

WALKER John - 1870 - 25/11/1870 – Age 34 - Hewer. West Cramlington, Maud Taylor and Co., Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland. Fall of stone.

WALKER John - 1871 - 19/01/1871 – Age 25 - Hewer. Wheatley Hill, Original Hartlepool Collieries Co., Ferry Hill, Co. Durham. Influx of water caused by unexpectedly holing into workings known to contain water. 5 killed.

WALKER John - 1872 - 08/07/1872 – Age 17 - Collier. Waleswood, Skinner and Holford, Sheffield, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 2 killed.

WALKER John - 1873 - 19/04/1873 – Age 30 - Miner. Plumptree, Butterley Co., Eastwood, Nottinghamshire. Fall of roof.

WALKER John - 1873 - 19/12/1873 – Age 41 – Sinker. Bamfurlong Cross, Tetley and Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Iron bar fell from bearer at side of sinking pit and struck him on the head.

WALKER John - 1874 - 20/11/1874. Rawmarsh, J and J Charlesworth, Rotherham, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 23 killed.

WALKER John - 1876 - 04/04/1876 – Age 34 – Loader. Mexborough (Bottom), Butterley Iron and Coal Co., Condor Park, Derbyshire. Fall of coal and roof. Knocking out a sprag and taking down coals.

WALKER John - 1876 - 04/10/1876 – Age 18 - Labourer. Canobie, Duke of Buccleuch, Canobie, Dumfries. Was run over on an incline when attempting to get off a bogie or carriage while in motion.

WALKER Joseph - 1876 - 29/11/1876 – Age 52 - Dataler. Hindley Green, John Scowcroft and Co. Ltd., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof. Injured 24th Dec - 1875.

WALKER Joseph - 1877 - 28/03/1877 – Age 30 - Collier. Corton Wood, Corton Wood Coal Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

WALKER Joseph - 1878 - 25/03/1878 – Age 36 – Deputy. Wheatley Hill, Original Hartlepool Collieries Co. Ltd., Thornley, Co. Durham. Explosion of gas in Main Coal Seam while firing a shot next to goaf in broken workings. 2 killed.

WALKER Joseph - 1879 - 22/04/1879 – Age 42 – Pikeman. Gospel Oak, Grazebrook and Aston, Tipton, Stafford. While he was getting down stone coal in a thick coal pit a mass of slips fell and caused his death.

WALKER Levi - 1871 - 05/07/1871 – Age 13 - Token boy. Black Boy, Black Boy Coal Co., Bishop, Auckland, Durham. Improperly looking over the framing of a hoist the cage came down on his head and neck.

WALKER Luke - 1879 - 04/03/1879 – Age 30 - Collier. Victoria, Robert Hudson and Co. Ltd., Wakefield, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 21 killed.

WALKER Luke - 1879 - 04/03/1879 – Age 47 - Dataller. Victoria, Robert Hudson and Co Ltd., Wakefield, Yorkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 21 killed.

WALKER Peter (injured) - 1879 - 05/11/1879 – Age 22 - Miner. Cockey Moor, Cockey Moor Colliery Co., Radcliffe, Lancashire. Head bruised. Bin dirt falling.

WALKER Robert - 1873 - 18/02/1873 – Age 16. Talke, North Stafford Coal Co., Newcastle, Stafford. Explosion of firedamp. 18 killed.

WALKER Robert - 1873 - 21/11/1873 – Age 33 – Engineman. Green, Robert Bell, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire. While assisting his brothers at night to get a cage into the guides he fell down the shaft.

WALKER Robert - 1874 - 07/09/1874 – Age 16 - Collier. Hillhead No.7, J and M Craig, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. Fall of roof.

WALKER Robert - 1874 - 14/04/1874. Astley, Dunkirk Co., Dukinfield, Cheshire. Explosion of firedamp. 54 killed.

WALKER Robert - 1877 - 12/04/1877 – Age 17 – Putter. Murton East, South Hetton Coal Co., Murton, Co. Durham. Severely crushed by tubs running back on him cotter came out of timbers. Died 14th.

WALKER T. - 1874 - 12/05/1874 – Age 49 - Labourer. Abergwawr, Powell Duffryn Steam Coal Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Killed by trams.

WALKER Thomas (injured) - 1879 - 18/04/1879 – Waggoner. Agecroft, Andrew Knowles and Sons, Ltd., Pendlebury, Lancashire. Hurt foot slipping on rail.

WALKER Thomas - 1872 - 28/03/1872 – Age 19 - Collier. Lovers Lane, John Fletcher and others, Atherton, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp in 5 Feet mine. The portion of workings situated beyond a fault became foul in consequence of the space for the passage of air being too small and ignition was caused by a shot which blew out the stemming. 27 killed.

WALKER Thomas - 1875 - 21/05/1875 – Age 26 – Byeworker. Methley Junction, H Briggs Sons and Co., Normanton, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

WALKER Thomas - 1878 - 05/08/1878 - Collier. Hill, James Smith and Son, Auchterderran, Fife. Fall of roof while drawing props from a stoop which was worked off.

WALKER W. - 1870 - 22/07/1870 – Age 31 – Pikeman. Essington, E Smallman, Wolverhampton, Stafford. Injured while cutting coal in thin coal mine 16th. Died this day.

WALKER W. - 1873 - 20/08/1873 – Age 56 - Labourer. Combs, JC Ingham, Dewsbury, Yorkshire. Carried round on revolving shaft.

WALKER W. - 1875 - 10/04/1875 – Engineman. Gomersal Main, TC Taylor and Co., Leeds, Yorkshire. Fell down shaft from surface.

WALKER William - 1870 - 19/01/1870 – Age 15 - Taker-off. Denton, Peter Rothwell, Denton, Lancashire. Breakage of a jib brow rope let a balance waggon run against him.

WALKER William - 1872 - 04/07/1872 – Age 14 – Waggoner. Pendlebury, Andrew Knowles and Sons, Pendlebury, Lancashire. Dirt falling.

WALKER William - 1874 - 25/11/1874 – Age 14 - Horse leader. Brotton, Morrison and Co., Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Yorkshire. Run over by tubs.

WALKER William - 1875 - 06/12/1875 – Age 29. Swaithe Main, Mitchell and Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas 143 Killed.

WALKER William Thomas - 1877 - 10/10/1877 – Age 19 - Hewer. Heworth, Owners Heworth Colliery, Heworth, Co. Durham. Fall of coal while kirving. Injured 20th Sept.

WALKINSHAW John - 1871 - 07/09/1871 – Age 46 – Deputy. Wooley, Joseph Pease and Partners, Crook, Co. Durham. Fall of stone.

WALL Able - 1878 - 17/02/1878 – Age 44 – Fireman. Whiston, Wigan and Whiston Coal Co., St. Helens, Lancashire. Explosion of gas 7 killed.

WALL B. - 1870 - 04/12/1870 – Age 28 – Horsekeeper. Dark Lane, Leighton and Grenfell, Wellington, Shropshire. Drum got out of gear whilst descending.

WALL G - 1870 - 07/03/1870 – Age 45 - Collier. Harecastle, Bidder and Co., Tunstall, Stafford. Fall of coal

WALL Isaac - 1878 - 23/05/1878 – Age 35 – Pikeman. Old Park (ironstone), Earl of Dudley, Dudley, Worcester. Fall of measure off face which he had tried in vain to force down with a crowbar. Not satisfied he used a pike when the measure fell from an unseen slip.

WALL R. - 1872 - 16/04/1872 – Bondsman. Trentham, Messrs Solly and Co., Willenhall, Stafford. Fall in slums in new mine coal 6th. Died this day.

WALLACE A - 1874 - 04/12/1874 – Age 17 - Putter. South Durham. South Durham Coal Co., Bishop, Auckland, Co. Durham. Run over by tubs on incline.

WALLACE Featherstone - 1873 - 11/04/1873 – Age 55 - Hewer. Black Prince, Weardale Iron and Coal Co., Tow Law, Co. Durham. Fall of stone.

WALLACE George - 1878 - 15/08/1878 – Age 16 – Waggoner. Springwell, Stand Lane Colliery Co Ltd., Pilkington, Lancashire. Dirt falling from a slip in Ashclough mine.

WALLACE James - 1871 - 24/05/1871 – Age 34 - Collier. Kirkwood, John Hendrie, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. Fall of coal.

WALLACE James - 1873 - 15/10/1873 – Age 35 - Collier. Ashton Vale, Ashton Vale Co., Somerset. He had fired two shots and when the second time he went into the place (immediately after the last shot went off) he was overpowered by the powder smoke and fell. Suffocation was not alone caused by the smoke for the medical men gave evidence that he had drawn small coal into his lungs whilst lying on his face.

WALLACE John - 1871 - 30/05/1871 – Age 45 - Collier. Kipps, Robertson and Eddie, Airdrie, Lanarkshire. Fall of roof while working in stoops.

WALLACE Robert - 1878 - 15/05/1878 21 - Collier. Newbottle, Margaret Earl of Durham. Fence Houses, Co. Durham. Severe bruises across the loins by a fall of stone working in a broken jud. Died 29th.

WALLACE Samuel - 1872 - 20/04/1872 – Age 50 - Hewer. Cornsay, Ferens and Love, Durham, Co. Durham. Fall of stone.

WALLACE W. - 1873 - 15/05/1873 – Age 20 – Bondsman. Cannock and Rugeley, Cannock and Rugeley Colliery Co., Rugeley, Stafford. Fall of coal in thin mine.

WALLBANK David - 1879 - 08/08/1879 – Age 13 – Driver. Hall End, Morris and Shaw, Tamworth, Stafford. Bind fell from the road side as the boy was driving past.

WALLER Henry - 1874 - 12/12/1874 – Age 21 – Stallman. Oakerthorpe, George Pearson and Co., Alfreton, Derbyshire. Went into heading, not at work, to get timber for a stall. Gas supposed to have fired before he reached the part fenced off. Heading insufficiently ventilated.

WALLER James - 1878 - 28/02/1878 - Collier. Old Mill, William Day, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Fall of coal.

WALLER John - 1875 - 06/12/1875 – Age 14. Swaithe Main, Mitchell and Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas 143 Killed.

WALLEY J. - 1871 - 02/03/1871 - Collier. Bradley Green, William Bradbury, Congleton, Cheshire. Fall of coal.

WALLS Ann - 1874 - 13/08/1874 – Age 55 – Screener. Bradshaw, Wigan Coal and Iron Co., Aspull, Wigan, Lancashire. Crushed between waggon and wall. Female.

WALLWORK Jacob - 1874 - 20/12/1874 – Age 50 – Engineman. Wet Earth, Clifton and Kersley Coal Co., Clifton, Lancashire. Slipped on joists in the engine house as he was replacing some planks which he had taken up to do some work underneath. Died 30th.

WALLWORK Nathaniel - 1871 - 09/04/1871 – Age 31 - Miner. Spindlepoint, Clifton and Kearsley Co., Kearsley, Lancashire. Coal falling on him as he was taking it down.

WALLWORK Richard - 1878 - 12/03/1878 – Age 25. 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.

WALLWORK Richard - 1878 - 12/03/1878 – Age 25. 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.

WALLWORK Samuel (injured) - 1879 - 07/02/1879 – Age 22 – Waggoner. Hanging Chadderton, Oldham Middleton and Rochdale Coal Co. Ltd., Oldham, Lancashire. Leg broken and shoulder bruised by roof falling.

WALPINGTON William - 1877 - 27/06/1877 – Age 37 – Deputy. Annesley, Annesley Colliery Co., Annesley, Derbyshire. Suffocated by noxious gasses arising from a recent fire in main road at which they were trying to clear away. 7 killed.

WALPOLE William - 1878 - 07/06/1878 – Age 48 - Collier. Wood, Richard Evans and Sons, Haydock, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp after a sudden outburst. 189 killed.

WALSH Aaron - 1879 - 29/05/1879 – Age 32 – Fireman. Lower Moor, John Mayall’s executive (Edward Clegg), Oldham, Lancashire. While taking out broken pump rod of the shaft. Scofield was precipitated to the bottom and Walsh found dead in the cage, the rod having apparently slipped. 2 killed.

WALSH Charles - 1872 - 11/10/1872 – Age 19 – Coalminer. Hoddlesden, Joseph Place and Son, Over Darwin, Lancashire. The winding drum unkeyed as they were descending the shaft. 2 killed. On Friday morning the deceased's with another man got into the cage to be lowered down No.2 shaft, when the shield with which the rope and cages were attached got unkeyed, and the deceased's were precipitated down the pit, a distance of 50 yards. Their bodies were dreadfully lacerated, and Welsh, aged 19 died instantly. Nightingale, who was 34 years of age, lingered six hours after the accident. He sustained a fracture of the collar bone. Dr. Wraith attended Nightingale". (Blackburn Times).

WALSH Edward - 1874 - 15/01/1874 – Age 26 - Collier. Douglas Bank, J Grant, Morris, Wigan, Lancashire. Burnt by blown out shot in Wigan, 4 feet mine.

WALSH John - 1871 - 06/09/1871 – Age 17 - Drawer. Ince Moss, Pearson and Knowles, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 70 killed.

WALSH Lawrence (injured) - 1874 - 04/07/1874 - Collier. Scaitcliffe, Messrs George, Hargreaves, Lancashire. A reckless Miner. Punished. Yesterday fortnight a collier employed at Scaitcliffe new pit, named Lawrence Walsh, met with a serious accident, the result of his own carelessness. At present the drifts at the mine are few, and are not driven far. Gas is given off in moderate quantities, but there is excellent ventilation, so good that it enabled Walsh to work with a naked light. He had unlocked his lamp with some simple instrument. On going however, into another part of the mine there was a seam giving off gas pretty freely, and this fired on his light and burned his face, hands and arms severely. No other miner, fortunately was about the spot, and the injuries were confined to Walsh. He is a married man, with three children, and his punishment having been so great, we understand that his employers do not intend to summon him for a breach of the regulations. (Accrington Times).

WALSH Thomas (injured) - 1876 - 08/02/1876 – Fireman. Taylors Green, Lancashire. On Tuesday morning an explosion of gas, which proved fatal, occurred at the Spring Vale Colliery. About a quarter past six o'clock, two firemen named Anthony Cottom, residing at 29 Carr Row, Darwen, and Thomas Walsh descended the shaft of the pit as was their custom, for the purpose of seeing if all was right in the mine. When at the bottom of the shaft, they separated, each taking opposite directions. At this time Cottom had with a lighted lamp and a candle, but the latter was not lighted. Walsh returned up the shaft, but Cottom did not do so, and a search was made for him. The manager (John Jepson) and his brother (Ralph Jepson) took a lighted lamp, and when opening a door about 200 yards up the mine the stench of gas was so strong that they had to retreat. In a short time they were able to proceed with their search and found Cottom lying on his back. He was badly burnt all over the body, his skull was fractured, his arms broken, and other wounds were inflicted. At the inquest Betsy Ann Cottom residing in Carr Street said the deceased was her husband. (Blackburn Times) 1 killed 1 injured.

WALSH Thomas - 1871 - 06/09/1871 – Age 15 - Drawer. Ince Moss, Pearson and Knowles, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 70 killed.

WALSH Thomas - 1875 - 07/10/1875 – Age 62 - Collier. Park Lane, Garswood Coal and Iron Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof. 2 killed. Died 29th Oct.

WALSH William - 1872 - 01/08/1872 – Age 35 – Coalminer. Dunkenhalgh, Henry Petre, Church, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp. In working out pillar gas accumulated in the goaf beyond and it was apparently lighted at Parkinson’s safety lamp which he opened. A verdict of manslaughter was returned against him at the inquest. Died 8th. 4 killed. Richard Taylor a Miner, was examined, and stated that colliers could light their lamps through a safety-lamp without opening it, and he showed the jury how it was possible to do it. He thought if Parkinson opened his lamp. He found Parkinson asleep a short time before the explosion. He must have opened his lamp after he saw him, and must have done so if his lamp top was found 150 yards from where he worked. The coroner summed up, and freed the management of the colliery from blame, pointing out that Parkinson was the man who was legally responsible for the explosion. He directed them to return a verdict of manslaughter against Parkinson. The jury accordingly did so. Parkinson however never faced justice for his actions for he too died from his injuries before he could be got to trial. Accrington Times, 17th. August 1872; --"The Dunkenhalgh Pit Explosion, the death of Parkinson. We reported on Saturday that the jury which sat to examine the cause of the deaths of Geoffrey Lomax, William Walsh and Thomas Johnson had returned a verdict of manslaughter against William Parkinson of Church Kirk, one of the injured men, who was proved to have caused the explosion in the pit by opening his lamp. Parkinson at the time was in a critical condition, and the knowledge of the verdict seems to have made him still worse. After it was given, up to the time of his death, he refused to take any nourishment, and wished to die. His death took place on Monday morning, at half past six o'clock. The deceased was very badly burnt about the face and arms, but it was not thought to be seriously. The fact of his having caused the explosion seemed however, to exert a depressing effect upon him from the first few days after the explosion. The inquest was held on Tuesday afternoon at Church Kirk, before Mr. Hargreaves coroner. The widow deposed that the deceased was her husband, that he was a Collier and aged 42 years. He was burnt at the colliery explosion at the Dunkenhalgh pit on Thursday week, and died on Monday morning at six o'clock. The evidence of the witnesses who were examined at the previous enquiry was then taken, which went to show that Parkinson was to blame for the explosion. The jury, by direction of the coroner, returned a verdict that the deceased died from misadventure. From inquiries made yesterday it appears that Lomax and Taylor are soon likely to recover from their injuries. Berry is the most burnt of the survivors, and hopes are entertained that he may recover".

WALSH William - 1879 - 21/05/1879 – Age 21 - Collier. Crawford No.2 Wigan, Coal and Iron Co. Ltd., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof in drawing road owing to longwall goaf settling.

WALTER David - 1870 - 03/11/1870 – Age 12 – Doorboy. Blaenavon (ironstone), Blaenavon Co., Blaenavon, Monmouth. Scalded by water from exhaust steam in the Garn pit.

WALTER William - 1875 - 06/12/1875 – Age 16. Swaithe Main, Mitchell and Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas 143 Killed.

WALTERS Charles - 1873 - 15/04/1873 – Age 25 – Haulier. Milfrain, John Jayne and Co. Ltd., Brecon. Went into the sump to recover some chain traces when a piece of coal fell from an ascending tram. He was ordered by the onsetter not to go there but he persisted and so lost his life.

WALTERS D. - 1871 - 23/05/1871 – Age 33 - Collier. Hendreforgan, Hendreforgan Coal Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Killed by fall of coal.

WALTERS David - 1874 - 26/02/1874 – Age 37 - Banksman. Llantwit Basin, Llantwit Basin Co., Llantwit, Glamorgan. Killed while oiling engine.

WALTERS George - 1870 - 16/12/1870 – Joiner. Inkerman, Ferens and Love, Darlington, Co. Durham. Got entangled with rope on engine.

WALTERS John - 1877 - 10/08/1877 – Age 37 – Overman. Penydarran No.2, Dowlais Iron Co., Merthyr Tydvil, Glamorgan. Killed by a fall of stone.

WALTERS Joseph - 1876 - 02/01/1876 – Age 57 – Dayman. Cinder Hill, C Seeley and Co., Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. Fall of bind while at work laying rails.

WALTERS Samuel - 1876 - 29/02/1876 – Age 15 – Driver. Cinder Hill, C Seeley and Co., Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. Fall of coal. Place insufficiently timbered.

WALTERS Thomas - 1873 - 08/03/1873 – Age 20 – Dayman. High Park, Barber Walker and Co., Eastwood, Nottingham. Fall of roof. 2 killed.

WALTERS Thomas - 1874 - 09/03/1874 – Age 27 - Hewer. South Derwent, R Dickinson and Co., Annfield Plain, Co. Durham. Fall of stone.

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

WALTERS Thomas jnr. - 1878 - 11/09/1878 - Collier. Abercarn, Ebbw Vale Iron Co., Abercarn, Monmouthshire. Explosion of firedamp. 268 killed.

WALTON E - 1875 - 01/07/1875 – Sinker. Mirfield Wheatley, Nevin and Barraclough, Mirfield, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas 4 killed.

WALTON John - 1874 - 13/08/1874 – Age 19 - Hewer. Eppleton, Hetton Coal Co., Fence Houses, Durham. Run over by engine set.

WALTON Robson - 1870 - 05/03/1870 – Age 63 – Rolleywayman. West Cramlington, William Maud and Co., Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland. Fall of stone.

WALTON Thomas - 1873 - 29/05/1873 – Age 56 – Dayman. Kersley, Samuel Scowcroft, Kersley, Lancashire. Roof falling while they were taking out chocks in an old bay in Cannel Mine Moss Pit. 2 killed.

WALTON Timothy - 1878 - 05/07/1878 – Age 51 - Miner. Pendleton, A Knowles and Sons, Pendleton, Lancashire. Stone falling from a slip.

WALVIN John - 1875 - 01/10/1875 – Age 19 - Holer. Langton, Coke and Co., Alfreton, Derbyshire. Trying to pass in front of coals which had been holed and sprags taken out having been previously warned of the danger.

WALVIN Thomas - 1871 - 20/03/1871 – Age 46 - Collier. Pilsley, Pilsley Colliery Co., Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Explosion of gas. 2 killed.

WANDLESS Anthony - 1870 - 03/08/1870 – Age 60 – Shaftman. Leasingthorne, Black Boy Coal Co., Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham. A piece of timber fell down shaft.

WANDLESS Joseph - 1879 – 24/04/1879 – Age 15 –Driver. Black Prince, Weardale Iron and Coal Co. Ltd., Tow Law, Co. Durham. Engine bank rope broke and set ran back and caught him.

WANLESS Richard - 1871 – 16/01/1871 – Age 16 – Putter. Old Durham, Earl Vane, Durham, Co. Durham. Got entangled with hauling rope.

WARBURTON P - 1871 – 22/06/1871 – Age 61 – Fireman. Poynton, Lord Vernon, Stockport, Cheshire. Crushed by tubs on incline.

WARD Charles - 1871 – 08/04/1871 – Age 23 - Collier. Aldwarke Main, Aldwarke Main Co., Rotherham, Yorkshire. Fall of coal.

WARD Edward - 1875 – 19/06/1875 – Age 14 – Waggoner. Turton Moor, Turton Moor Coal and Fireclay Co., Bolton, Lancashire. Roof falling.

WARD George - 1876 - 18/11/1876 – Age 37 - Collier. Manston, Manston Coal Co., Leeds, Yorkshire. Fall of roof. Died 8th Dec.

WARD H - 1873 – 21/02/1873 – Age 31 – Deputy. East Gawber Hall, R Craik and Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas.

WARD Henry - 1870 – 16/08/1870 – Age 20 - Labourer. Church Gresley, Abney Hastings, Burton-on-Trent, Derbyshire. Run over on surface.

WARD James - 1870 – 14/07/1870 – Sinker. Quarter, Colin Dunlop and Co., Hamilton, Fife. Explosion of firedamp. Severely burned and died a week later. 4 killed.

WARD John - 1876 – 02/02/1876 – Age 18 - Collier. Glenduffill, R Brand, Baillieston Lanarkshire. Fall of roof at face.

WARD John - 1878 – 19/01/1878 – Age 19 - Holer. Coleorton, Checkland and Williams, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire. Fall of coals whilst wedging them down.

WARD Neil - 1877 – 22/10/1877 – Age 57 - Collier. Blantyre, William Dixon and Co., Blantyre, Lanarkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 207 killed.

WARD Neil - 1877 – 22/10/1877 – Age 57 - Miner. Blantyre, WS Dixon, Hamilton, Lanarkshire. Croftfoot. Widow Ann McCauley deceased. Buried Str (Defn. list) Explosion of firedamp.

WARD Robert - 1877 - 16/12/1877 – Age 17 – Putter. Penshaw, Sir G Elliot, Penshaw, Co. Durham. Chain broke while being drawn up an incline, he was travelling outbye with his pony having finished his shift and was caught by descending tubs.

WARD S - 1870 - 30/11/1870 – Age 27 - Collier. Berry Hill, W Bowers, Stoke, Stafford. Fall of coal.

WARD Thomas - 1870 - 30/06/1870 – Age 17 – Putter. Spennymoor, RS Johnson and Co., Ferry Hill, Co. Durham. Accidentally struck by pick.

WARD Thomas - 1873 - 28/02/1873 – Age 36 – Shaftsman. Hebburn, Hebburn Coal Co., Gateshead, Co. Durham. Fell off cradle in shaft.

WARD Thomas - 1877 - 27/06/1877 – Age 36 - Dataler. Annesley, Annesley Colliery Co., Annesley, Derbyshire. Suffocated by noxious gasses arising from a recent fire in main road at which they were trying to clear away. 7 killed.

WARD William - 1879 - 01/10/1879 – Age 17 – Screenman. Boythorpe, Chesterfield and Boythorpe Co., Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Engineman overwound the slack bucket and it fell on him while cleaning out the hole at the bottom of the apparatus on the surface.

WARDHAUGH James - 1870 - 17/04/1870 – Age 15 – Greaser. Shipcote, John Bowes and Partners, Gateshead, Co. Durham. Caught by sheave on engine plane.

WARDLE James - 1879 - 28/08/1879 – Age 14 – Trapper. Sharlston, New Sharlston Co., Normanton, Yorkshire. Crushed by corves. Died 29th.

WARDLE John - 1873 - 17/06/1873 – Age 12 – Driver. Boldon, Harton and Hilda Coal Co., South Shields, Co. Durham. Crushed by tub.

WARDLE John - 1873 - 26/04/1873 – Age 29 - Hewer. Littleburn, North Brancepeth Coal Co., Durham, Co. Durham. Fall of stone.

WARDLE Philip - 1879 - 14/01/1879 – Age 21 - Miner. Unity Brook, James Stott and Co., Kersley, Lancashire. Coal falling from the side where he was riding up.

WARDLE Robert - 1872 - 04/01/1872 – Age 19 – Shifter. West Auckland, Blockow Vaughan and Co. Ltd., Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham. Looking into the shaft from a lower level than where the cages rest the descending cage crushed his head.

WARDLE Samuel - 1874 - 14/04/1874. Astley, Dunkirk Co., Dukinfield, Cheshire. Explosion of firedamp. 54 killed.

WARDLE William - 1879 - 08/09/1879. Leycett, Crewe Coal Co., Newcastle, Stafford. Explosion of firedamp. 8 killed.

WARDLES William - 1878 - 17/07/1878 – Age 18 - Taker-off. Brookhouse, Chatterley Iron Co., Stoke, Stafford. Tun ran down jig on him.

WARDROPE David - 1878 - 08/03/1878 – Age 20 - Collier. Barrwood No.2, William Baird and Co., Kilsyth, Ayrshire. By fire in shaft and explosion of firedamp. 17 killed.

WARDROPE James - 1878 - 08/03/1878 – Age 52 - Collier. Barrwood No.2, William Baird and Co., Kilsyth, Ayrshire. By fire in shaft and explosion of firedamp. 17 killed.

WARDROPE James jnr - 1878 - 08/03/1878 – Age 16 - Collier. Barrwood No.2, William Baird and Co., Kilsyth, Ayrshire. By fire in shaft and explosion of firedamp. 17 killed.

WARDROPE Robert - 1877 - 22/10/1877 – Age 37 – Bottomer. Blantyre, WS Dixon, Hamilton, Lanarkshire. 37 Dixons Row. Widow Margaret Hamilton, Buried Strathavon Church Yard. (Defn. list) Explosion of firedamp.

WARE M. - 1873 - 12/04/1873 – Age 15 – Driver. Holmes Rotherham, Masbro’ and Holmes Coal Co., Rotherham, Yorkshire. Run over by tubs.

WAREING James - 1872 - 02/10/1872 – Age 26 - Collier. Pemberton, J Blundell and Son, Pemberton, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

WARING James - 1871 - 25/02/1871 – Age 13 – Ponydriver. Robin Hood, Clifton and Kearsley Co., Clifton, Lancashire. Dropped from the cage about 12 yards from the shaft bottom as he was amusing himself by laying hold with his hands intending to drop from about a yard up.

WARING John - 1874 - 15/01/1874 – Age 26 – Sinker. Worsley, Mesnes N Eckersley, Wigan, Lancashire. Overwinding hoppet stone fell down pit.

WARING John - 1875 - 10/12/1875 – Age 25 - Collier. Norley, Norley Coal and Cannel Co. Ltd., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

WARING Joseph - 1874 - 18/05/1874 – Age 30 - Collier. Peasley Cross, Borne and Robinson, St. Helens, Lancashire. Burnt by explosion of gas in Burton Head Seam through the deceased removing his lamp top. Died 25th May.

WARING T. - 1877 - 21/06/1877 – Age 45 – Waggoner. Shelton, Earl Granville, Hanley, Stafford. Fell with empty tub into sump hole.

WARING Thomas - 1876 - 07/03/1876 – Age 30 - Collier. Gidlow and Swinley, Josh Rylands Sons and Co. Ltd., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

WARING William - 1876 - 23/02/1876 – Age 30 - Collier. Bickershaw, Ackers Whitley and Co Ltd., Abram, Wigan, Lancashire. Struck by tram which had broken loose from gang on engine plane.

WARNER C. - 1874 - 12/01/1874 – Sinker. Bredbury, Bredbury Coal Co., Stockport, Cheshire. Bowk upset in ascending not being properly fastened.

WARNER John - 1872 - 10/08/1872 - Collier. Birley Vale, Jeffcock and Dunn, Sheffield, Yorkshire. Run over by waggon on incline.

WARRELL John - 1879 - 13/09/1879 – Age 44 – Repairer. Bedwellty, Tredegar Iron Co., Monmouth. Fall of coal.

WARREN William - 1872 - 07/06/1872 – Age 35 - Collier. Clay Cross, Sir William Jackson, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Fall of bind.

WARREN William - 1872 - 27/03/1872 – Age 31 – Coalminer. Moston, Dean Stanley, Moston, Lancashire. Stone falling from the side of a level at a fault.

WARRENER John - 1873 - 17/10/1873 – Age 23 - Miner. Pilsley, Holdsworth and Co. Ltd., Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Fall of roof.

WARRICK T. - 1875 - 16/06/1875 – Age 17 - Incline boy. Waleswood, Skinner and Holford, Sheffield, Yorkshire. Fell off corves on engine plane.

WARRINDER T - 1870 - 04/11/1870 – Shotfirer. Oak, Davis and Caddick, Bloxwich, Stafford. Premature explosion of gunpowder. Died in a few hours at home.

WARTON T. - 1871 - 23/08/1871 – Age 24 – Pickman. Tibbington, J Howl, Tipton, Stafford. Injured while cutting coal off a pillar in thick coal 11th. Died this day.

WASHINGTON, John - 1870 - 07/07/1870 – Age 22. Silverdale, Stainer and Co., Newcastle, Stafford. Explosion of firedamp. 19 killed.

WASON William - 1875 - 18/10/1875 45 - Collier. Portland No.4, Allan Gilmour and Co., Hurlford, Ayrshire. Fall of coal.

WASSELL A - 1872 - 20/03/1872 – Age 15 - Collier. Wallows, Earl of Dudley, Dudley, Worcester. Piece of Brazils broke off a cog and struck him.

WASSELL B. - 1870 - 26/01/1870 – Bondsman. Stallings, Messrs Pearson, Kingswinsford, Stafford. Accidental fall of coal in thick coal pit.

WATERFALL Ralph - 1874 - 20/01/1874 – Age 47 – Trammer. Kilburne, J and G Small, Kilburne, Derbyshire. Fall of bind caused by a loaded tub knocking out a prop at the lip of the gate.

WATERFIELD James - 1877 - 18/02/1877 – Age 47 – Pikeman. Yew Tree, Cochrane and Co., Rowley Regis, Stafford. Crushed by cage while improperly standing in cage hole after giving the signal to lower it. Injured 15th. Died this day.

WATERHOUSE J. - 1872 - 21/09/1872 – Age 24 - Collier. Grimesthorpe, J Denton and Co., Sheffield, Yorkshire. Fall of coal.

WATERS Henry - 1878 - 11/09/1878 – Shackler. Abercarn, Ebbw Vale Iron Co., Abercarn, Monmouthshire. Explosion of firedamp. 268 killed.

WATERS Henry - 1879 - 17/10/1879 – Age 34 – Hitcher. Bute Merthyr, Marquis of Bute, Treherbert, Glamorgan. Killed by falling down shaft.

WATERS John - 1870 - 14/02/1870. Morfa, Vivians and Sons, Taibach, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 30 killed.

WATERS Thomas (survivor) - 1878 - 11/09/1878 - Collier. Abercarn, Ebbw Vale Iron Co., Abercarn, Monmouthshire. Explosion of firedamp. 268 killed.

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

WATERS William - 1873 - 11/04/1873 – Age 16 – Haulier. South Duffryn, Plymouth Iron Co., Merthyr Tydvil, Glamorgan. Killed by trams.

WATERS William - 1873 - 11/04/1873 – Age 16 – Haulier. South Duffryn, Plymouth Iron Co., Merthyr Tydvil, Glamorgan. Killed by trams.

WATERWORTH Edward - 1878 - 07/06/1878 – Age 50 - Collier. Wood, Richard Evans and Sons, Haydock, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp after a sudden outburst. 189 killed.

WATERWORTH Henry - 1878 - 07/06/1878 – Age 23 - Dataller. Wood, Richard Evans and Sons, Haydock, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp after a sudden outburst. 189 killed.

WATERWORTH John - 1875 - 06/12/1875 – Age 30. Swaithe Main, Mitchell and Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas 143 Killed.

WATERWORTH Thomas - 1878 - 07/06/1878 – Age 12 – Balancer. Wood, Richard Evans and Sons, Haydock, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp after a sudden outburst. 189 killed.

WATKIN H. - 1874 - 17/10/1874 - Collier. Hendreladais, Yniscedwin Coal and Iron Co., Ystalyfera, Glamorgan. Killed by gunpowder igniting while descending with two others were ramming a hole. They were using proper tools. 2 killed.

WATKIN Joseph - 1876 - 15/01/1876 – Age 50 - Collier. Park Slip Llynvi, Tondu and Ogmore Coal and Iron Co. Bridgend, Glamorgan. Killed by fall of coal.

WATKIN William - 1875 - 21/12/1875 – Age 12 - Drawer. Douglas Bank, Rose Bridge and Douglas Bank Colliery Co. Ltd., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

WATKIN WILL - 1877 - 11/10/1877 – Age 38 – Agent. Pemberton, Jonathan Blundell and Sons, Wigan, Lancashire. Suffocation by afterdamp whilst exploding after explosion. 3 killed.

WATKINS ? - 1874 - 07/12/1874 – Sinker. Ogmore (Sinking), Ocean Steam Coal Co., Bridgend, Glamorgan. Killed by an explosion of gas while engaged in walling the sinking shaft. 5 killed.

WATKINS Albert - 1878 - 11/09/1878 – Roadman. Abercarn, Ebbw Vale Iron Co., Abercarn, Monmouthshire. Explosion of firedamp. 268 killed.

WATKINS E. - 1876 - 05/05/1876 – Age 25 – Sinker. Bedlindy, Dowlais Iron Co., Quakers Yard, Glamorgan. Killed at bottom of sinking shaft. 2 killed.

WATKINS Elias - 1872 - 04/06/1872 – Age 17 - Labourer. No. 9, Aberdare Iron Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Killed by trucks.

WATKINS J. - 1876 – Age 38 - Collier. Merthyr Aberdare, Merthyr Steam Coal Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Killed by fall of coal. November.

WATKINS John - 1871 - 30/03/1871 – Age 37 - Miner. Piedwallt (ironstone), Rhymney Iron Co., Rhymney, Monmouth. Fall of stone in Rosser vein 30th Mar. Died 5th June.

WATKINS John - 1872 - 02/10/1872 – Age 58 - Collier. Nantyglo, Nantyglo Co. Ltd., Blaina, Brecon. Fall of coal.

WATKINS Robert - 1870 - 03/03/1870 – Age 19 - Collier. Blaenavon, Blaenavon Co., Monmouth. Run over by 6 full trams 2nd. Died next day.

WATKINS Sydney - 1878 - 11/09/1878 – Sweeper. Abercarn, Ebbw Vale Iron Co., Abercarn, Monmouthshire. Explosion of firedamp. 268 killed.

WATKINS Thomas - 1878 - 11/09/1878 - Shackler, Abercarn, Ebbw Vale Iron Co., Abercarn, Monmouthshire. Explosion of firedamp. 268 killed.

WATKINS Thomas - 1879 - 13/01/1879 – Age 34 - Night fireman. Dinas Middle, Coffin and Co., Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Killed by an explosion of gas. 63 killed.

WATKINS Thomas - 1879 - 22/07/1879 – Age 62 – Roadman. Cwmsychau, Ebbw Vale Steel & Iron Co., Monmouth. He was allowed to fill loose coal which falls off the trams on his road but he cut some solid coal from the side of the heading which he had no right to do and some stone fell and killed him.

WATKINS William - 1870 - 23/07/1870 – Age 14 - Collier. Charles, CH Smith, Llansamlet, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 19 killed.

WATKINS William - 1875 - 03/12/1875 – Age 14 - Miner. Highmeadow (metalliferous), H Crawshay and Sons, Forest of Dean, Gloucester. Fall of ground.

WATKINS William - 1878 - 25/03/1878 – Age 25 - Collier. No.15, Ebbw Vale Co., Monmouthshire. Fall of coal.

WATKINSON George - 1873 - 14/10/1873 – Age 23 – Dayman. Pendlebury, Andrew Knowles and Sons, Pendlebury, Lancashire. Roof falling in level which he was increasing in size.

WATKINSON Henry - 1874 - 14/04/1874. Astley, Dunkirk Co., Dukinfield, Cheshire. Explosion of firedamp. 54 killed.

WATKINSON Joshua - 1877 - 26/09/1877 – Age 31 – Sinker. Whitefield, Stand Lane Colliery Co., Radcliffe, Lancashire. Sinking pit rope broke and dropped a full hoppet amongst them. 3 killed.

WATSON Andrew Thomas - 1877 - 22/10/1877 – Age 48 – Bottomer. Blantyre, William Dixon and Co., Blantyre, Lanarkshire. Explosion of firedamp. 207 killed.

WATSON Charles - 1870 - 23/03/1870 – Age 15 – Wailer. East Tanfield, J Joicey and Co., Gateshead, Durham. Crushed by apparatus cage.

WATSON George - 1873 - 23/09/1873 – Age 45 – Sinker. Fauldhouse (ironstone), William Dixon Ltd., Whitburn, Linlithgow. Fell or was knocked off a plank in a sinking pit, 5 fathoms from bottom.

WATSON George - 1877 - 16/03/1877 – Age 74 – Shifter. Framwellgate, Framwellgate Coal Co., Durham, Co. Durham. Injury to the bowels. Crushed by set of tubs. Died 22nd.

WATSON James - 1874 - 22/12/1874 - Age 46 - Collier. Brunstane, Sir George Clerk, Penicuik, Edinburgh. Fall of coal while straightening a road (longwall).

WATSON James - 1874 - 24/03/1874 – Age 39 - Miner. Montreal (metalliferous), John Stirling, Cumberland. Hit his head by a portion of a water barrel smashed by overwinding through the carelessness of the engineman.

WATSON James - 1876 - 02/02/1876 – Age 40 – Deputy. Rosedale West (ironstone), Rosedale and Ferry Hill Iron Co. Ltd., Rosedale, Yorkshire. Large prop fell on him head while drawing prop.

WATSON James - 1879 - 31/03/1879 – Age 28 - Collier. Maidenbank, Eglington Iron Co., Muirkirk, Ayrshire. Fall of coal while engaged taking it down.

WATSON John - 1870 - 14/07/1870 - Collier. Quarter, Colin Dunlop and Co., Hamilton, Fife. Explosion of firedamp. 4 killed.

WATSON John - 1871 - 14/02/1871 – Age 13 – Wailer. Newbottle, D Earl of Durham, Fence Houses, Co. Durham. Crushed between - Waggons.

WATSON John - 1871 - 20/05/1871 – Age 27 - Collier. Motherwell, M Fitzpatrick, Motherwell, Lanarkshire. Fall of roof at stoops.

WATSON John - 1872 - 12/11/1872 – Age 19 - Hewer. Usworth, G Elliott and Co., Gateshead, Co. Durham. Fall of stone.

WATSON John - 1876 - 26/09/1876 – Age 15 – Driver. Wearmouth, Bell Stobart and Co., Sunderland, Co. Durham. Crushed by tub.

WATSON Joseph - 1875 - 06/12/1875 – Age 18. Swaithe Main, Mitchell and Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas 143 Killed.

WATSON Matthew - 1874 - 28/06/1874 – Age 20 - Hewer. Newbottle, Earl of Durham, Fence Houses, Co. Durham. Crushed by tubs that got off way.

WATSON R. - 1870 - 31/12/1870 – Age 40 - Collier. Cowdenbeath, Smith Sligo, Dunfermline, Fife. Fall of roof.

WATSON R. - 1876 - 22/07/1876 – Age 42 – Sinker. Lofthouse Station, Leeds and Yorkshire Co-operative Coal Co., Wakefield, Yorkshire. Struck in sinking shaft.

WATSON Richard - 1870 - 30/11/1870 – Age 38 – Shifter. Crosby, Crosby Colliery Co., Maryport, Cumberland. Fall of stone.

WATSON Robert - 1871 - 10/01/1871. Renishaw Park, Joseph and George Wells, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Explosion of gas 26 killed.

WATSON Robert - 1879 - 23/06/1879 – Age 48 - Collier. Hedley Hill, Weardale Iron and Coal Co. Ltd., Waterhouses, Co. Durham. Fall of roof while working in his board.

WATSON Shipley - 1878 - 15/05/1878 – Age 44 – Deputy. Haswell, Haswell Shotton & Easington Coal & Coke Co. Ltd., Fence Houses, Co. Durham. Fall of large piece of stone while drawing a set of chocks out of a broken jud in Low Main Seam.

WATSON Thomas - 1870 – 31/12/1860 – Age 40 - Collier. Overton, John Wilson, Wishaw, Lanarkshire. Fall of roof.

WATSON Thomas - 1875 – 06/12/1875 – Age 16. Swaithe Main, Mitchell and Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. 143 Killed.

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