How many miners were killed from July 1898 to June 1899?
this an increase or a decrease on the previous twelve months?
at sources 1 and 2
6c. Why do you think so many miners are still being killed at
the end of the century?
you think that mining had become a safer occupation since 1851?
from a newspaper report from 3rd August 1899. It is commenting on
the Compensation Act. It also includes details of the number of
miners killed and injured in accidents from July 1898 to June 1899
and in the previous twelve months. The newspaper also gives the
same information for men working in quarries, factories, and the
railway service. Additional (miscellaneous) workers in industries
including workshops are also listed.
(Catalogue ref: H) 87/53)