Punch Asks a Question
Mining, Accidents, Light
Appalled that sixty men were killed or injured at a recent colliery explosion in Ferndale, and attributes the explosion to a miner lighting his pipe with a safety lamp. Asks why the magnesium light cannot be employed in coal-mines and thus stop flames from coming into contact with 'the "workings"'. Suggests that consumers should meet the costs.
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