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Wellington Journal & Shrewsbury News, August 20th, 1881


ACCIDENT TO A MINER:- On Monday last Thomas Ellis, a miner, living at Dawley, and working for the Coalbrookdale Company, met with a serious accident in one of the Company's pits. A shot of gunpowder had been placed for the purpose of getting coal, and a fuse had been employed. Ellis seeing that the charge had hung fire, went towards it, when it exploded in his face, seriously injuring his eyes and head, and also his hand. He was conveyed by train to Salop Infirmary, where his injuries were attended to, and found to be such as to necessitate his remaining an in-patient.


Submitted by Steve Dewhirst

Note: Incidents took place on Monday 15th, August. The Journal was published on Saturday.

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