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Sad Fatality at Porthgain.

Explosion at Ford.

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Explosion at Ford. About 5 a.m. on Monday there was an accident on the new line at Ford, which might have had serious consequences, but for- tunately had no fatal termination. Some shot holes had been prepared for blasting, and the ammunition man was in the act of preparing or tempering the cartridges, prior to inserting them, when the explosion oc- curred. The man who was doing this pre- liminary work was badly cut abolit the face and body, presumably by pieces of the pan into which the cartridges had been placed, and two men, who were at work drilling close hy, were also cut and knocked about. Luckily that is the full extent of the damage done. The cause of the explosion is a mystery. Ao was explained at thecent inquest at a fatal accident at Tijecgain, the cartridges N used in blasting have to be tempered, for if used when cold they are very dangerous. For this purpose special pans are provided. There is an outer pan filled, with hot water, and an inner one with a funnel in the centre in which the cartridge is inserted. It was while the cartridge was standing in the pan that it prematurely exploded.. Why it should nave exploded under such circumstances will probably be a subject for inquiry. .y,.

MORYILLE.