West Briton, 3 February 1843


On Monday last, as a man named WILLIAM JEWEL, was engaged lowering wood from the 80 to the 90 fathom level of this mine, the kibble, after descending a few fathoms, rested on the side of the shaft, and the continued unwinding of rope occasioned it to descend with a jerk, when the handle of the windlass struck him severely in the lower part of the bowels, and precipitated him down the shaft. When brought up, he breathed, but never spoke, and died in about an hour. The deceased resided at Latchley, and had not been married more than six months. Another man was struck by the windlass and bruised, but not severely. This is the third person that has been killed in this mine within five months.