James Casey and others had just taken a contract on the Karridale Mine. Casey was on his second shift when the accident occurred. A jury was summoned and, after viewing the body, the inquest was adjourned for eight days. The verdict at the inquest concerning the death of James Casey, was that the deceased was struck on the head by some hard substance which fell down the shaft, but that there was not sufficient evidence to show where it came from. There was no blame attachable to anyone.