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Man killed in mine shaft in Fife
Posted: 16/03/2020 23:02:45
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Man killed in mine shaft in Fife
Posted: 17/03/2020 09:30:22
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I was reading a bit about this elsewhere. It would seem there are no shafts in this mine so how he died is a mystery unless it's related to diving.

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Man killed in mine shaft in Fife
Posted: 17/03/2020 10:34:24
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It’s a strange one and almost unnoticed by the media at the moment for some strange reason Cool IP: 213.205.192.210
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Man killed in mine shaft in Fife
Posted: 17/03/2020 12:31:28
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I think one has to consider the meaning of the word "shaft" to the general media.

It could be a bit of a hollow surrounded by brickwork. Its about their knowledge level. More likely an adit

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Man killed in mine shaft in Fife
Posted: 17/03/2020 13:02:53
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I checked out the Coal authority map a few hours ago and all the likely looking places are marked as 'Adit'. IP: 86.130.127.213
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Man killed in mine shaft in Fife
Posted: 18/03/2020 09:57:27
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Think the authorities will be a bit circumspect since the last episode.

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Man killed in mine shaft in Fife
Posted: 18/03/2020 10:13:44
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royfellows wrote:

I think one has to consider the meaning of the word "shaft" to the general media.

It could be a bit of a hollow surrounded by brickwork. Its about their knowledge level. More likely an adit

You mean a horizontal shaft Roy Big Grin
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Man killed in mine shaft in Fife
Posted: 18/03/2020 11:18:11
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"The media are the enemy of the people"
Wonder who said that
Innocent

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