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Task
3a In source 1, 39 deaths were recorded from causes other than explosions. Does the inspector appear to be concerned about these deaths?

3b According to the inspector, what is the main cause of accidents in shafts?

3c The inspector states that 'falls from stone and coal are also very few'. Do you agree with this statement? Would his view be accepted today?

3d Why was the inspector pleased with the way the owners of coalmines supported the roofs where the miners worked?
 
 
The Mines Inspector's comments on the deaths recorded in source1.

Catalogue ref: HO 87/53; Inspector's comments on deaths in mines
(Catalogue ref: HO 87/53)