Wingate Grange Colliery Disaster. Durham. 1906.
Descriptionby Hal Williams: "On the 14th. October 1906 an explosion led to the death of 26 miners. At the time of the explosion the colliery was ventilated by an exhausting Waddle Fan, 25 feet in diameter, that usually ran at 85 revolutions per minute. This was situated near the up-cast shaft and connected with it by an arched tunnel. At the end of the week when the men left the mine, it was usual to reduce the revolutions of the fan. This was done on Saturday, 13th. October, and the fan worked at reduced revolutions until an hour or so before the explosion on Sunday night....."
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