HC Deb 09 June 1887 vol 315 c1436
MR. MASON (Lanark, Mid)

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether he is aware that another fearful colliery accident has occurred in Lanarkshire, resulting in the loss of three lives and seriously injuring others; and, whether he will order an inquiry to be made into its cause?


I have just received a Report from the Inspector of the district, who has already inquired into this accident. He informs me that the accident was due to the neglect of the engine-man, who failed to put in a key, whereby the winding drum got disconnected from the engine, and the cage, with the men in it, ran down the pit. The engine-man is in custody.