HAIG COLLIERY EXPLOSION – WHITEHAVEN – 1931

  • Description

    HAIG PIT. Whitehaven, Cumberland. 5th. February, 1931. The No.3 North District where the disaster occurred was part of the Main Band Seam and was two and a half miles underground at a depth of 1,100 feet.....The men near the site of the explosion met a violent and sudden death and the bodies were so frightfully disfigured that identification was very difficult. The men that were further from the immediate scene were killed by concussion and gas.....
  • Owner

    Northern Mine Research Society
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Link: https://www.nmrs.org.uk/mines-map/accidents-disasters/cumberland/haig-colliery-explosion-whitehaven-1931/
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 6 months, 2 weeks ago
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