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COLLIERY ACCIDENTS IN THE…

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COLLIERY ACCIDENTS IN THE RHONDDA, -— THE FATALITY TO AN UNDER MANAGER. INQUESTS AT TREHERBERT. On Tuesday afternoon Mr. Rhys, coroner, held an inquiry at the Castle Hotel, Treherbert. into the circumstances attending the death of Mr. David Williams, under-manager, 41 years of age, who was killed instantaneously by a fall of roof in the main level, about 100 yards from the bottom of the downcast shaft of the Lady Margaret Colliery, Treherbert, on Saturday afternoon last. Mr. Sims, Deputy Inspector of Mines, was present. — Evidence as to the identifica- tion of the body having been tendered by Mr. David Jones, brother-in-law of the deceased, Mr. David Williams, rider, employed in the col- liery, stated that he wm: standing a few yards away from the deceased gentleman talking to him, when the framing of the timbers over the crossing, or the parting, was crushed to pieces, without any notice whatever, by a fall of stone and rubbish, weighing about 20 or 30 tons. The deceased was quite dead when he was got out from under the fall.—Mr. Richard Thomas, manager of the col- lieries, deposed that the timbers smashed by the fall were in sound condition, and the framing had been erected there about nine months ago. About 28 tons of drbri.*•■ had fallen, and two of the largest stones weighed about two tons each. He had examined the place where the accident oc- curred, and found a crack in the roof running across from the main road to the cross road. The lower part of the crevice must have been visible before the accident took place. The cavity ex- tended about 15 feet, and the cavity in the roof was about four feet in height. There was a little space between the top and the lagging of the framing previous to the accident. In that part the roof consisted of bastard cliff," and was con- sidered to be very strong.—A verdict of Acci- dental death was returned. An inquiry was held at the same place touching the death of Frederick Gardner, collier, 22 years of age, residing in 24. Scott-street, Tynewydd, who sustained severe injuries while on his way out of the Cwmdare Colliery, the property of the Ocean Company, on Saturday evening last. Richard Jones stated that on Saturday he worked alone in his stall, and in the afternoon his light went out. He. therefore, went back to the double parting to have his lamp relit. On the way he met Gardner, and they heard the rumbling of some trams in the distance. They at once concluded that a journey of trams was coming down the drift. Witness re- quested Gardner to inspect the pointers of the crossing a few yards away from where they stood as he himself had no light. Hearing the journey approaching them rapidly he shouted to Gardner, who replied that he was all right and safe. Witness retreated a few yards and crouched against the side. He knew there was a manhole or two close by, but could not immediately find it, for he had no light. Some of the trams went off the rails at the crossing, and one of them struck him on the leg violently. He sustained injuries to the foot.—Walter Evans, rider, deposed that when the "journey" went off the rails he jumped off and escaped uninjured. The pointers were looked after by the shackler engaged in the drift, and they were kept perfectly rigid after being moved by a piece of iron placed between them and the iron shaft. The journey consisted of 10 empty trams, the two foremost of which kept to the rails, whilst the third went off and displaced the succeeding seven. Gardner, who was found about four yards lower down than the 'crossing, was struck by some ot the derailed trams. He examined the pointers after the accident, aand found them in proper position. A verdict of Accidental death" was returned. MJB

SHOCKING ACCIDENT IN THE RHONDDA.

INTERESTING WEDDING AT PONTYPRIDD.

CORRESPONDENCE.

BRIDGEND LOCAL BOARD.!

RODGH ON BRASS BANDS.

CRICKET. ^—.—

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