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Ian Winstanley

Alphabetical List of Mining Victims in Great Britain

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No-Names


1850 - 1859

UNDERWOOD George - 1858 - 11/08/1858 – Age 30 - Pikeman. Willenhall, Ward and Sons, Darlaston, Staffordshire. Fall of roof in new mine and fireclay seam. 2 killed.

UNSWORTH J. - 1851 - 30/04/1851. Pemberton, John Stephens, Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp.

UNSWORTH John - 1850 - 08/11/1850. Rock Pit, Messrs Evans and Turner, Haydock, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp Son of Ralph 13 killed.

UNSWORTH Ralph - 1850 - 08/11/1850. Rock Pit, Messrs Evans and Turner, Haydock, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp Father of John 13 killed.

UNSWORTH William - 1857 - 09/01/1857 - Fireman. Edge Green, Richard Evans and Sons, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire. Fall of stone from roof of mine.

UNWIN J. - 1859 - 09/09/1859 - Collier. Norbury, Clayton and Brooks, Stockport, Cheshire. Fall of roof.

URMSTON C. - 1851 - 02/03/1851. Clifton Hall, John Knowles, Manchester, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp, another injured.

URMSTONE T. - 1851 - 03/03/1851. Clifton Hall, John Knowles, Manchester, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp on the 2nd.

URWIN Thomas - 1851 - 19/08/1851 – Deputy. Washington, Durham. Explosion of gas 34 killed. Wife and four children.

URWIN Thomas - 1851 - 19/08/1851 - Hewer. Washington, Durham. Explosion of gas. 34 killed. Wife and six children Father of William.

URWIN William - 1851 - 19/08/1851 - Hewer. Washington, Durham. Explosion of gas 34 killed. Son of Thomas.

USHER William - 1859 - 01/04/1859 – Age 15 - Coupler. Seaton, Seaton Coal Co., Sunderland, Durham. Falling part way down shaft.

UTLEY Thomas - 1857 - 19/02/1857 – Age 20. Lundhill, Wombwell, Yorkshire. Explosion of gas. Over 200 killed. From Lundhill.


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VALENDINE R. - 1853 - 23/02/1853 – Engineer. Plas-isa, Samuel Giller, Ruabon, Denbigh. Piece of stone from some loose walling at top of pit falling on him whilst repairing the pumps.

VALENTINE Ralph (injured) - 1852 - 07/05/1852. Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Crushed by tubs.

VALENTINE Ralph - 1853 - 24/03/1853 – Age 30 – Labourer. Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp in the Arley pits. 52 of the deceased burnt, 2 blown to pieces. The death of the other 6 was caused by suffocation. 58 persons, killed.

VANDRILL William - 1853 03/07/1853 Donnington Lilleshall Co., Newport,
Shropshire. Falling down shaft.

VARDY J. - 1858 - 18/01/1858 – Age 20 - Miner. Clay Cross, Clay Cross Coal Co., Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Rope breaking. 4 killed.

VARDY James - 1857 - 28/05/1857 - A Boy. Woodthorpe, Mr. John Rhodes, Sheffield, Yorkshire. Fall of roof in the mine.

VARLEY John - 1854 - 06/04/1854. Cinder Hill, Thomas North, Nottinghamshire. Fall of roof.

VAUGHAN Banfield - 1855 - 03/10/1855 – Age 7. Dowlais, Dowlais Iron Co., Merthyr, Glamorgan. Train passed over him. Not employed.

VAUGHAN J. - 1855 - 29/11/1855 – Wagoner. Hurst Knowle, John Whittaker and Sons, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire. Fall of coal.

VAUGHAN Noah - 1856 - 03/07/1856 – Age 21 - Collier. Old Coal, Cruttwell and Levick, Coalbrookdale, Shropshire. Explosion of firedamp by cause of violations by the management of the following special rules, adequate ventilation, constant supervision underground, no single main door, no locked lamps wherever firedamp was known to exist. The owner neglected to comply with the Act. 9 killed and 2 rescuers.

VAUGHAN William - 1857 - 17/07/1857 – Age 27. Abernant, Richard Fothergill, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Fall of coal (9-feet).

VAUX Samuel - 1855 - 02/01/1855 – Age 15 – Haulier. Nos. 1 and 2 Pit, Pontypool, Iron Co., Pontypool, Monmouthshire. Tram of coal passed over his legs.

VAUX Thomas - 1854 - 30/11/1854. Cinder Hill, Thomas North, Nottinghamshire. Explosion of firedamp.

VENABLES John - 1854 - 11/07/1854 – Age 32 - Coal Shifter. Morfa, Vivian and Sons, Taibach, Glamorgan. Stone fell on him from bucket.

VERNALL Cornelius - 1856 - 04/12/1856. Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of stone from the roof of the cannel mine.

VICARS William - 1852 - 17/11/1852. Newton, Newton Colliery Co., Cambuslang, Lanarkshire. Falling of cage.

VICKERS James - 1859 - 18/02/1859 – Age 14. Burnt Tree, Joseph Ashton, Tividale, Staffordshire. Killed by ‘damp’ in workings.

VINCENT Rebecca - 1857 - 09/09/1857 – Age 45 – Banks woman. Wallbutts, Blackwell and Co., Bilston, Staffordshire. Putting out her hand to lay hold of the chain, she missed it and fell down the shaft. Another shocking result of the employment of women in the dangerous duty of banking. Female.

VINES James - 1854 - 11/10/1854 – Age 24 - Collier. Ty Trist, Tredegar Iron Co., Tredegar, Monmouthshire. Fall of coal.

VOX Samuel - 1855 - 03/01/1855. Glyn Pit, Pontypool, Monmouthshire. Run over by a tram.
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