Skelton Park Fatality – John Brack – 05 Oct 1911

(accident: 23 Sep 1911), aged 58, Deputy, he was engaged with three other deputies in timbering across an old bord, which had fallen many years ago, in order to make a road to work a pillar of stone; he was cutting a hole in the side for one end of a bearing balk, when some dogger and shale fell from above him and injured him about the head and body; all the men apparently satisfied themselves that the place was safe, but do not seem to have allowed for the possibility of a break existing, although such breaks are known to exist under similar conditions; if some long sprags had been set, the probabilities are that the accident would not have happened; the unfortunate man lived until October 5th, 1911

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