Wellington Coal Mine
As part of the Chinese Historical Wrongs Legacy Initiative, we’ve digitized a small selection of inquests and inquiries from 1872 to 1934, found in series GR-0431. These were chosen to reflect the experiences of early Chinese immigrants to B.C. – their living and working conditions, and their unfortunate accidental or unusual deaths. They range from a woman working in a brothel in Barkerville who died of natural causes to three sawmill workers who died from malnutrition. Learn more.
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between 8 & 9 o'clock on Monday night, there was no report of fire at that time. I have no memory of actions noted as Mr Spencer Simmons deputy to the general Management of the mine, I did not on this occasion interfere with John who was in charge of the installation.
While Spencer Simmons was away at that time there was no certificated Manager at the mine. I did not see the level tried to see whether there was gass.
Taken before me at Wellington this 24th. day of April 1879
(signed by) Norman R Spalding