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Burial Location:Burtville  (details...)
Occupation: Miner
Place of Death: Karridale Pola Mine, Burtville
Date of Death: 26 February 1908
Date of Burial:27 February 1908
Age:35 years
Cause of Death:Mine accident - struck by falling rock
OGM Ref#: 1381


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.

Spouse:Agnes SKEEHAN - Also known as BRENNAN
Marriage Details:Marriage Registration 579/1902, Menzies
Children:Daniel Edward, born Kookynie, 1904; Birth Registration 2056/1904, Kookynie
Birth Details:Circa 1873
Death Certificate:14/1908, Mt Margaret
State Records Office: CASEY, James - miner of Burtville (d.26/2/1908) AU WA S2323 cons5800 1908/073 Item 1908-03-20 - Part of INTESTATE FILES (PUBLIC TRUSTEE) Died at Karridale Gold Mine, Burtville