An article in "The West Australian" dated Saturday 9th September 1905 reads:
"FATAL MINING ACCIDENT, Kalgoorlie. September 8
A fatal accident occurred in the Oroya mine this afternoon, the victim being a young man named Albert Harris Allcorn, who was working in a stope at the No. 10 level, when about three tons of earth fell oil him, breaking his neck. Allcorn, who was a native of Koorumburra (Vic.), where his father resides, was a new arrival in the State, and had been working for about a week on the Oroya prior to his death. He has a brother in Kalgoorlie."