Condition of Safety Lamp

April 1902

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 11 April 1902

Condition of Safety Lamp

Harry Stephenson, a filler, of Denaby Main, was summoned for a contravention of Special Rule 96, whilst working in the mine should pay particular attention to the condition of his safety lamp.

Mr. Gichard stated that the defendant was a filler, and was working in the mine, and on the 21st of
March he was handed the safety lamp (produced). When he had finished working, he took the lamp and handed it into the lamp house without saying anything about the condition of the lamp. The lamp was not now a safety lamp, as the outer case and guage had been pierced by some instrument. It was a very serious thing, as it might have caused an explosion, and there were between 500 and 600 persons in the mine at the time.

The Chairmen characterised it as a very serious case, and the defendant was fined 30s., including costs.