Those Who Died
Those Killed in the First Explosion.
Those who died in the second explosion were -
The owners and management were represented by Mr. F.H. Jessop, the Nottingham Miners’ Association by Messrs. V. Coleman and W. Bayliss, The Nottingham Miners’ Industrial Union by Messrs, G.A. Spencer and H.W. Cooper and the
National Association of Colliery Deputies by Messrs. R. Price and T. Buddle, H.M. Senior Inspector of Mines, Mr. A.H. Steel, were present.
The medical evidence was presented and the evidence of identification. Twelve witnesses were examined and the verdict of the jury was -
The jury added a rider that chemical fire extinguishers should be available in the future as a precaution against similar occurrences.
The official report on the explosions at the colliery was made by J.R. Felton, H.M.
The causes of the accident were self evident but the disaster lead to some recommendations by Mr. Felton on means of dealing with underground fires. He recommended that water under pressure should be available at the pit bottom and at each inset from which coal was raised and that hydrants and connections should be provided.
Where conditions permitted, the water pipes should be carried along the main haulage roads.
A supply of sand a stone dust should be kept at the junctions and at convenient points in each district and chemical fire extinguishers of at least two gallon capacity should be kept and clearly labelled where they were and how to use them.
Pit Terminology - Glossary