Item #: 14484
I cant find any mention of a fire or anyone being killed at Mains in 1892. Can you tell me where you got this info nobby?
Accidents & Disasters
On 14th January 1892 a fire in the engine house caused smoke to enter the workings. Many miners managed to escape through the air doors into the clean return airway, but 16 failed to do so and suffocated. The fire was caused by an accident with a paraffin lamp; the lad in charge of the engine was ill that day and a 13 & 15 year old were sent to take his place.
From Northern Mine Research Society