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009771

Accident in a mine shaft caused by the engine man at the pit head starting the movement of the rope too sharply and causing the tub to tip over. The man being hauled up was standing on the rim of the tub and holding the chain in the normal way lost his balance. From 'Underground Life; or, Mines and Miners' by Louis Simonin (London, 1869). Wood engraving.

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Accident in a mine shaft caused by the engine man at the pit head starting the movement of the rope too sharply and causing the tub to tip over.  The man being hauled up was standing on the rim of the tub and holding the chain in the normal way lost his balance.   From 'Underground Life; or, Mines and Miners' by Louis Simonin (London, 1869). Wood engraving.