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REPORT UNDER THE QUARRIES ACT.
The following table, compiled from the annual returns, shows that during the year there were five more quarries worked, but there was only one more person employed regularly than in the preceding year.
It will be seen by the above tables that there was a decrease of 120 in the employed, and 60,453 tons in the output of mineral.
SUMMARY OF FATAL and NON-FATAL ACCIDENTS, classified according to
The death-rate from accidents per 1,000 persons employed was, inside the quarries, 2-22; outside the quarries, 2.84; and both inside and outside the quarries, 2.32.
It will be seen by the above table that 65 accidents occurred in connection with the working of the quarries, 5 of which proved fatal to five persons. The number of lives lost is the same as the preceding year, but there is an increase of 13 in the non-fatal
It is satisfactory to note that the year passed without the loss of a single life by the use of explosives.
ACCIDENTS With EXPLOSIVES, classified according to their CHARACTER or CAUSE.
The following is a short account of the accidents by explosives :—
At Llanelly Quarry, on 17th January, a quarryman was ramming a hole containing a pellet of gelignite, when it exploded and injured his face. He was using a wooden
At Graig Isaf Quarry, on 22nd February, a labourer was struck by a stone projected by a shot of saxonite. He had retreated 100 yards.
At Llanelly Quarry, on 23rd January, a quarryman had gone about 80 yards away from a shot when he was struck on the wrist by a stone projected.
At Hatch Quarry, on 4th March, the foreman was charging a hole with gelignite when it exploded and injured his hand. He was using a wooden rammer.
At Trevil Quarry, on 30th August, two men had fired 3 lbs. of powder in a hole 14 feet deep for the purpose of "shaking" it. In half an hour afterwards the leader threw a handful of loose powder into the hole to see whether any fire or smouldering fuse remained. After waiting some time and seeing no signs of fire they proceeded to pour powder out of a tin containing 3 lbs. into the hole for the purpose of further "shaking," when an explosion occurred, which smashed the tin and burned the men's faces and hands.
At Dolyhir Quarry, on 10th October, a quarryman was struck by a stone projected by a shot which exploded before he had reached shelter.
At Trevil Quarry, on 1st November, a quarryman, who had taken shelter, put his head out when the shot went off and he was struck by a small stone.
At Forest Isaf Quarry, on 14th December, as the chargeman was completing the ramming of a hole charged with 8 ounces of gunpowder, it exploded and injured him and three others who were looking on. A wooden raminer was used.
There were no accidents from the use of electricity.
There were no prosecutions during the year of either the owners, agents, inanagers or of the workmen.
102 visits of inspection of quarries have been made by my assistants and myself during the year.
Each fatal accident has been investigated, and each inquest attended, and several of the more serious non-fatal accidents have been enquired into.
Docks, Wharves, and Quays.-I do not know of any wharves or quays in connection with mines or quarries in my district.
I have the honour to be,
Your obedient Servant,
The Right Hon. H. J. Gladstone, M.P.,
FRED. A. GRAY.
Registered No of Accident.
APPENDIX I.-List of Fatal Accidents.
LIST of FATAL ACCIDENTS in the CARDIFF DISTRICT, during the YEAR 1906.
Penygraig Coal Co.
1905. March 31, 11.30 A.M.
Crawshay Bros., Cyfarthfa, Ltd.
Cause of Accident and Remarks.
Wm. Morris, 40,
Geo. Bennett, 30,
Richard Hughes, 39,
Abraham Lloyd, 21,
Explosion of fire-damp caused by naked light. See Report on page 22.
Explosion of fire-damp. See Report on page 24.
Deceased was assisting some men to place a tram, which had become derailed, on to the
At face. cliff, 9 ft. by 15 ins. by 24 ft. thick, fell off the side of the rippings of a heading,
At face, coal, 20 ft. by 3 ft. by 2 ft. thick, fell off a face slip, crushing three sprags out.
On road, cliff, 6 ft. by 4 ft. by 5 ft. thick, fell as deceased was making room for a door.
At face, coal, 5 ft. by 4 ft. by 18 ins. thick, discharged or crushed out two sprags, and fell on deceased. Died February 15th. Coronation seam.
At face, coal, 4 ft. by 2 ft. by 2 ft. 10 ins. thick, fell.
A heavy "pounce," which in all probability loosened the coal, was heard just before the fall. Deceased had holed 6 or 8 inches under the coal, and had not set sprags against it. Five-feet seam.
At face, coal, 4 ft. by 4 ft. by 22 ins. thick, fell as deceased was cutting out the "butt" of
At face, coal and shale, 44 ft. by 13 ins. by 3 ft. thick, which had been overhanging and
At face, coal, 5 ft. by 21 ins. by 46 ins., fell off a face slip as deceased and the collier in
On road, rock, 44 ft. by 4 ft. by 4 ft. thick, fell from a smooth joint. Deceased and the
On road, fireclay, 27 ft. by 7 ft. by 2 ft. Deceased was widening a heading, the sides of
On road. Deceased was lagging two pairs of timber which he had just stood, when the
At face, rock, 16 ft. by 5 ft. by 27 ins. thick, fell as deceased and his assistant were filling a
On road, cliff, 5 ft. by 14 ins. by 14 ins. thick, fell as deceased and a repairer were removing
* All mines are coal mines, unless otherwise specified.