Mining Accidents - COLES Thomas

Name: COLES Thomas
Age: 27
Date: 18/10/1898
Year: 1898
Occupation: Collier
Colliery: Tillery
Owner: Powells Tillery Stream Coal Co Ltd
County: Monmouth
Notes: He and his comrade having lighted a carbonite shot in the floor which missed fire two hours afterwards fired another shot about 9 inches from the first but which did not explode it. When clearing away the debris he incautiously struck the detonator with his mandrill or pick, and it exploded injuring them both. Coles died on the 20th.