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Durham, 1847

Durham, 1847


19th October 1847

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.

Submitted by Alan Vickers

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'.

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