LITTLE LEVER. Bolton, Lancashire. 1835.
Evidence was given to Committee by Robert Grundy of Green Hayes, Manchester who owned a mine in partnership with his brothers. He told of an incident of which he had heard in a Mine belonging to Mr. Fletcher which killed about seventeen people. The mine was near a river and the water broke through at a fault that they had failed to find and probably not looked for.
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ST.HELENS. St.Helens, Lancashire. 1835.
It was reported that seventeen persons were drowned when water from a river went into the mine.
Annals of Coal Mining. Galloway, Vol.1, p.504.
Report from the Select Committee on Accidents in Mines. 4th September 1835
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