Mining Accidents - PRITCHARD James

Age: 37
Date: 24/08/1897
Year: 1897
Occupation: Nightman
Colliery: Tillery
Owner: Powells Tillery Steam Coal Co Ltd
County: Monmouth
Notes: Fall of roof in a roadway where deceased and another collier (Williams) were engaged repairing. The overman, when in the place about five hours before the accident seeing that the roof was not safe to work under ordered Williams the man in charge to rip it all down and left them as practical men, to go with the work Had Williams not been injured himself he should haqve been held responsible under the Act but under the circumstances it we be persecution and not merely prosecution to do so.