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Task
2a How many explosions had taken place during this period?

2b Does the inspector appear to be pleased with this number of explosions?

2c Who does the inspector believe was to blame for the explosion at Washington? Was it the miners or the management?
How did he reach his decision?

2d Draw a diagram to show how the ventilation of the mines would have worked? Was this a safe method of ventilating mines?

 
 
This is part of a report made by the mines inspector for the north of England in 1851. This inspector also complied the list of accidents in source1.

Catalogue ref: HO 87/53; Report of Mines Inspector
(Catalogue ref: 87/53)