BBC ON THIS DAY 28 1960 Welsh pit blast kills miners

At least 37 men have been killed in a gas explosion at a coal mine in Monmouthshire, Wales. Another eight miners are trapped, feared dead, after the accident at Six Bells Colliery, 1,000 ft (305 m) below the surface. They include two fathers, each with their two sons.

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Welsh Ancestor ListJohn Ball

D DANIELS, Daniel, b.Mar 16 1816, Godre 'r Graig, Llangiwg, Glamorgan, son of Morgan DANIELS and Mary ?.Daniel emigrated 1832 to USA. Submitted by Sharon Davis DANIEL, Jenkin, sawyer, b. ca. 1740, Glamorgan 1765, employed by the Hudson Bay Company and posted to Albany, James Bay area of Rupert's Land, Canada.

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Wales Coal Mine Disaster and Coalbrook, South Africa MINING

Senghenydd Colliery disaster occurred on October 14, 1913, during the period of peak coal production in the UK. The cause is most likely coal dust explosion ignited methane. The death toll was 439, so the deadliest mining accident in the UK. This is the worst of a spate of mining disasters in Wales that occurred during the period from 1850 to

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welsh mining disasters, accidents and death lists.

Forum] [List of Disasters] Welsh Mining Disasters. The following is a list of mining accidents where there were Five or more fatalities.. Where blank means five or

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Mine Accidents and Disasters

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Major mining disasters in BritainBBC News

Sep 18, 2011 · The death of four miners in a Swansea Valley mine is the latest tragedy in a once notoriously dangerous industry. Almost a century ago the worst mining disaster in

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Braznell Mine ExplosionMine Disasters in the United States

There will be a searching investigation as to the cause of the disaster. Notwithstanding that mine officials assert that the examination of the mine Saturday morning showed it to be clear of gas the fact develops that there was gas of such volume as to be dangerous. The Braznell mine is a new plant, having been first opened last spring.

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GENUKI Coal SocietyA History of the South Wales Mining

S.98Q Comment by mine's inspector on cynicism by owners towards paying compensation to widows in pit disasters. Mines Inspector's Report, 1856 S.99Q Alexander Dalziel's view of the 1871 strike. The Colliers Strike in South Wales, A Dalziel, 1872 S.100Q Letter by Lord Aberdare describes use of

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New Risca Mine Disaster 1880 (Monmouthshire)RootsChat

Mar 20, 2009 · I have since found out that both were killed in the New Risca Mine Disaster on 15th July 1880. I am currently awaiting their death certficates. I was wondering is anyone has any information or an idea where I can find out more on the New Risca Disaster and what would have happened to the widows and children left behind.

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Welsh Ancestor ListJohn Ball

D DANIELS, Daniel, b.Mar 16 1816, Godre 'r Graig, Llangiwg, Glamorgan, son of Morgan DANIELS and Mary ?.Daniel emigrated 1832 to USA. Submitted by Sharon Davis DANIEL, Jenkin, sawyer, b. ca. 1740, Glamorgan 1765, employed by the Hudson Bay Company and posted to Albany, James Bay area of Rupert's Land, Canada.

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Disasters 1900 to 1999Heroes of MineGoogle

1960 28th June, Six Bells, Monmouthshire 45. 1965 17th May, Cambrian, Glamorgan 31. 1966 21st October, Aberfan, Glamorgan 144. Though not in the true sense a mining disaster, this event is the one that probably most of us can remember.

Six Bells Colliery, Monmouthshire. Disaster, 28th. June 1960.

Six Bells Colliery, Monmouthshire. Disaster, 28th. June 1960.The initially ignition of firedamp was believed to have been by an incendive spark caused by the impact of quartzitic stone falling from the roadway roof near the face of the ripping lips onto a steel canopy used to protect the roadway conveyor during blasting operations.,

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Coal mining disastersSourceWatch

Coal Mining Accidents. Coal mining accidents can occur in the process of mining coal, and have a variety of causes, including leaks of poisonous gases such as hydrogen sulphide or explosive natural gases especially firedamp or methane, coal dust dust explosions, collapsing of mine stopes, mining-induced seismicity, flooding, or general mechanical errors from improperly used or malfunctioning

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Oct 29, 2004 · does anyone have in there tree a frederick charles parsons who died in the senghenydd mine disaster of 1913 as this is my gt grandfather and i want to find out more info on him. debbie. frederick parsonskilled in mine disaster Posted on 17 Jan 2008, by fairyfairys. Localities > United Kingdom and Ireland > Wales > Monmouthshire > General

Disasters 1900 to 1999Heroes of MineGoogle

1960 28th June, Six Bells, Monmouthshire 45. 1965 17th May, Cambrian, Glamorgan 31. 1966 21st October, Aberfan, Glamorgan 144. Though not in the true sense a mining disaster, this event is the one that probably most of us can remember.

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Coal mining disastersSourceWatch

Coal Mining Accidents. Coal mining accidents can occur in the process of mining coal, and have a variety of causes, including leaks of poisonous gases such as hydrogen sulphide or explosive natural gases especially firedamp or methane, coal dust dust explosions, collapsing of mine stopes, mining-induced seismicity, flooding, or general mechanical errors from improperly used or malfunctioning

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Other Mines GwentWelsh coal mines

There were a few different adits over the years each mining the upper and lower Mynyddisllwyn seams. Several owners including Edwards Pantysgawen Farm and the Bush Colliery Co. Shown on the Map of ironworks and collieries in Monmouthshire, by John Prujean, 1843. On the Old Maps 1885 shown as Pont-Gwaith Level.

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Mine Disasters in the United StatesBy County

Search our mine disaster database containing hundreds of accidents from 1839 to the present. Search through all records or specifically for Metal/Nonmetal or Coal disasters.

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Mine Accident and Fatality Resources by State

National and state resources for coal and metal and nonmetal mine accidents, disasters and fatalities. Anthracite Mine Accident Victims 1899-1932 Great genealogy resource! These files contain alphabetical listings of all fatal and nonfatal accident victims in Anthracite mining from 1899-1932.

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Coal Mining History, Disasters, and Tours in Pennsylvania

Information on this and other Pennsylvania coal mine disasters can be found in Pennsylvania coal mine accident registers, online at the Pennsylvania State Archives, documenting mining accidents for the years 1899–1972. In more recent memory, the Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, captured the attention of people worldwide as nine

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Miners Killed in Winter Quarters Mine explosion

Gunnar worked at the Winter Quarters Mine near Scofield, Utah. 1 May 1900 was the day the Winter Quarters Mine blew up, killing at least 200 men. Gunnar was one of these miners. It was the worst single loss of life in Utah history and one of the five worst mining disasters in U.S. history.

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Pennsylvania Mining Explosions and Accidents

Home » Pennsylvania Disasters » Pennsylvania Mining Explosions and Accidents. Pennsylvania Mining Explosions and Accidents. PA Braznell Mine Explosion, Dec 1899. Brownsville, PA Umpire Mine Explosion, Sept 1898. Carbondale, PA Breaker Blows Down And Burns, Apr 1872 Find more disaster articles and obituaries in these old Pennsylvania

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Mining in the United StatesWikipedia

Mining in the United States has been active since the beginning of colonial times, but became a major industry in the 19th century with a number of new mineral discoveries causing a series of mining rushes. In 2015, the value of coal, metals, and industrial minerals mined in the United States was US $109.6 billion. 158,000 workers were directly employed by the mining industry.

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Coal Mining in South WalesAncestry Insights

Neither the government nor business owners provided benefits for workers, so mining communities created "friendly societies" whose members donated money to support survivors of mining disasters. 1890, Llanerch, Monmouthshire, Wales. Credit Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group/UIG via Getty Images

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Coal Mining in South WalesAncestry Insights

Neither the government nor business owners provided benefits for workers, so mining communities created "friendly societies" whose members donated money to support survivors of mining disasters. 1890, Llanerch, Monmouthshire, Wales. Credit Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group/UIG via Getty Images

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Coal Mines, collieries, drifts, welsh mining disasters

Coal production and profits for the mine owners and the shareholders came first. After-all lives were very cheap, if a miner were killed there would be plenty willing to take his place. This then was the attitude of the "ruling classes" and it was repeated throughout the mining and other industries time after time.

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Mining ResourcesGenealogical Society of Pennsylvania

Mining in Pennsylvania was a well regulated industry after the Avondale mine disaster in 1869 tails of mining accidents, fatal and nonfatal, can be found in the volumes of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Mine Inspector Reports.Publications began in 1870 and continues today however, the reports are only genealogically useful until the 1920's.

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Welsh Ancestor ListJohn Ball

D DANIELS, Daniel, b.Mar 16 1816, Godre 'r Graig, Llangiwg, Glamorgan, son of Morgan DANIELS and Mary ?.Daniel emigrated 1832 to USA. Submitted by Sharon Davis DANIEL, Jenkin, sawyer, b. ca. 1740, Glamorgan 1765, employed by the Hudson Bay Company and posted to Albany, James Bay area of Rupert's Land, Canada.

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Miners Killed in Winter Quarters Mine explosion

Gunnar worked at the Winter Quarters Mine near Scofield, Utah. 1 May 1900 was the day the Winter Quarters Mine blew up, killing at least 200 men. Gunnar was one of these miners. It was the worst single loss of life in Utah history and one of the five worst mining disasters in U.S. history.

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The tragic colliery disaster that claimed the lives of 268

Sep 11, 2018 · The tragic colliery disaster that claimed the lives of 268 men and boys in Abercarn. More than 200 men and boys were killed following an explosion at the Prince of

Mining accidentWikiMili, The Free Encyclopedia

Worst mining disaster in history. On April 26, 1942, in the Benxihu (Honkeiko) coal mine, what is believed to be the worst mining disaster in history, took the lives of over 1,500 people. [3] The disaster occurred in an area that is now within the borders of modern-day China, but was at the time part of an area occupied by Japan during World War II.

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MonmouthshireNorthern Mine Research Society

Burnyeat's New Sinking, Ynysddu, 1904 Accident during shaft sinking. 7 died. Maclaren Colliery Pit, Abertysswg, 1902 Methane explosion. 16 died. Marine Colliery, Cwm, 1927 Methane explosion. 51 died. Markham Colliery, Markham, 1912 Methane explosion possibly caused by a match being struck. 5 died. Milfraen Colliery, Trerthen, 1902 Shaft Accident.

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Mining Disasters in Great Britain1900RaleysMaps

MINING DISASTERS IN GREAT BRITAIN (Master List) Notes by Ian Winstanley. CONTENTS 1898-1901 WHITWICK. Coalville, Leicestershire. 19th. April, 1898. BRANDON. Brandon

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Accident IndexesScottish Mining Website

We aim to commemorate as many of those who lost their lives in mining accidents in Scotland as possible, however at the moment we are unable to accept any submissions. If you are looking for information on a Fife miner, we would highly recommend you also visit the excellent Fife Pits and Memorial Book. Fatal Accidents

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Montana Mining Explosions and Accidents GenDisasters

Montana Mining Explosions and Accidents. Aldridge, MT Mine Accident, Aug 1900. Anaconda, MT Butte & Balaklava Mine Accident, May 1908. Bear Creek, MT Smith Mine Disaster, Feb 1943. Belmont, MT Disastrous Mine Fire, Feb 1881. Butte City, MT Deadly Mine Explosion, Apr 1896.

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The Hamilton Pit, Glebe Mine disaster, 22 June 1889

The Hamilton Pit (Glebe Mine) Disaster, 22 June 1889 A hundred men were working in the Hamilton Pit at the Glebe Mine, Merewether, on the morning of 22 nd June 1889 when the roof began 'working' and collapsed in several places. Many of men fled for their lives but their lamps went out and they were plunged into darkness, rocks and coal continued to fall and blocked their escape.

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Major mining disasters in BritainBBC News

Sep 18, 2011 · The death of four miners in a Swansea Valley mine is the latest tragedy in a once notoriously dangerous industry. Almost a century ago the worst mining disaster in

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Miners Killed in Winter Quarters Mine explosion

Gunnar worked at the Winter Quarters Mine near Scofield, Utah. 1 May 1900 was the day the Winter Quarters Mine blew up, killing at least 200 men. Gunnar was one of these miners. It was the worst single loss of life in Utah history and one of the five worst mining disasters in U.S. history.

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Risca Black Vein Colliery, Waunfawr nr. Risca.

The worst of several disasters occurred on the 1st December 1860 when there was a major explosion at the Risca Blackvein Colliery in which 146 men died. The Risca Blackvein disaster was a great human and a severe financial loss and George Randle Hookey lost everything.

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