William Dillon, aged 46. Stoneman at Seaton Delaval, Foster.
Cause of accident: The deceased was charging a shot hole, and there is no doubt that the lamp –“smoke-jack” or open light – was hanging on the wall side, and it fell on the powder. His marrow, who at the time of the accident was timbering “in the low” next the face, was also burnt on both arms, but not severely.
From North of England Mining Accident Victims, 1880 – 1889, indexed by George Bell.
Note: A 'Marrow' is a North-east term for 'mate', 'assistant' or 'buddy'."What the Papers Said" Index