Here are some details from a Death Certificate that may help someone else on this forum. I do hope so. Jean.
Newcastle-under-Lyme, sub-district of Audley. 2nd Feb 1843 at( something(?)---dalecolliery (could be Apidale or Yerdale) JOHN BRINDLEY, male, 18 years old, Collier. Killed in an explosion of fire damp whilst at work in a coal pit. ( informant) Will harding Coroner, Burslem.