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London Illustrated News, January 23rd 1858


At the Clay Cross collieries, Derbyshire, on Monday morning, as four men, named Edward Johnson, James Green, Joseph Vardy, and Edward Stones, were in process of being lowered by the cage, the wire-rope broke, and the four persons fell to the bottom, a distance of seventy yards, and were killed.

Another accident happened at the same works to a man named Robert Kane, who was employed in an ironstone pit. The man was cutting out some bind, when about 10 cwt. fell on him and killed him.


Submitted by Alan Vickers

NOTE: Date of accident would be 18th January - The London Illustrated News was published on Saturday.

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