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Thomas Quinn: Mining accident Wigan 1890s

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Hello all
I'm trying to find out if there was a mining accident in or near Wigan in the late 1890s in which a Thomas Quinn died.

My great grandfather married my great grandmother (Margaret Wilcox) in 1896 and she is listed as a widow and a patient in a hospital in 1901. So he must have died between those dates.
Thomas Quinn was a miner and according to something my mother wrote he died in a mining accident in which at least 10 others died, but I can't find records of this accident on various mining websites.
I think Thomas and Margaret lived in Swann Street, Wigan.

Any ideas?
Helen
 

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