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George Abson
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Birth: unknown
Death: Jun. 5, 1929
County Durham, England

George, aged 47,was a Pit Deputy at the Brandon Pit House Colliery. He was killed by a fall of roof when he had almost completed the withdrawal of timber from a broken lift in a seam 3ft. thick with a blue roof. He knocked out a prop, 4ft. beyond the breaking off timber, with an axe, and a large portion of roof lift, by 8ft. 6ins. and 1ft. 3ins. thick, fell without warning, and killed him instantly. The accident would not have occurred if he had used the Sylvester which was at hand.A Sylvester is a device, no longer used, invented in 1895 by William Sylvester to remove pit props whilst the collier is in a place of safety. 
Brandon Cemetery
Durham Unitary Authority
County Durham, England
Created by: geoffrey gillon
Record added: Aug 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57769660


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