Mining Accidents - CARTER James

Name: CARTER James
Age: 43
Date: 06/02/1895
Year: 1895
Occupation: Miner
Colliery: Timsbury
Owner: Samborne Smith and Co
Town: Timsbury
County: Somerset
Notes: A shot which proved to be over charged with powder ignited coal dust and thus caused an extensive explosion. The overcharge resulted from an unseen joint lessening the work which it was intended to do. 7 killed. Left a widow and 12 children 10 of whom not of an age to follow any employment.