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Register of Accidents

An index of records held by the National Archives of Scotland

 

1955 - 15th March , 11.30 a.m., 5 hour day shift, Baads 42 (Shale). Thomas McFarlane, 20, Drawer, struck by a piece of stone, displaced by de-railed hutch. Source: Health & Safety Executive, East Scotland District, Register of Accidents 1955-1959

1955 - 22nd March , 11.00 a.m., 4 hour day shift, Mid Breich. William Lawson, 52, Roadman, struck by material projected from a shale shot. Source: Health & Safety Executive, East Scotland District, Register of Accidents 1955-1959

1955 - 14th April, 7.30 p.m., 5 hour back shift, Burngrange 1 & 2. Hendry Keny, 33, Miner, killed by a fall of roof stone when he knocked out a prop with a hammer. Source: Health & Safety Executive, East Scotland District, Register of Accidents 1955-1959

1955 - 9th May, 11.45 a.m., 5 hour day shift, Hermand. James Kay, 27, Drawer, struck by a fall of coal (?). Source: Health & Safety Executive, East Scotland District, Register of Accidents 1955-1959

1955 - 17th May, 9.00 a.m., 2 hour day shift, Duddingston 3 & 4. Alexander Gilbert, 49, Miner, while examining place after shot, struck by material which slid down from the waste. Source: Health & Safety Executive, East Scotland District, Register of Accidents 1955-1959

1955 - 27th June, 6.15 p.m., 4 hour back shift, Hermand. John Girdwood, 18, Drawer, struck by a fall of shale from stoop side. Source: Health & Safety Executive, East Scotland District, Register of Accidents 1955-1959

1955 - 19th August, 11.00 a.m., 4 hour day shift, Roman Camps 6. Charles Hunter, 42, Miner, asphyxiated when roof suddenly collapsed and buried him. Source: Health & Safety Executive, East Scotland District, Register of Accidents 1955-1959

1956 - 12th January, 8.00 p.m., 6 hour back shift, Hopetoun No. 6. David Cairns (66), Deputy fireman, struck by projected material from a shot. Source: Health & Safety Executive, East Scotland District, Register of Accidents 1955-1959

1956 - 25th January, 11.30 a.m., 5 hour day shift, Philpstoun 1. Antair Bojke (32), Miner, struck by projected material from a shot. Source: Health & Safety Executive, East Scotland District, Register of Accidents 1955-1959

1956 - 17th July, 11.45 a.m., 6 hour day shift, Hopetoun 35. David Duncan (52), Roadman, hit by a full hutch while effecting repairs. Source: Health & Safety Executive, East Scotland District, Register of Accidents 1955-1959

1956 - 19th September, 6.00 p.m., 4 hour back shift, Totleywells 1. Charles Sneddon (47), Miner, struck by a piece of roof blaes which fell out from between two types, hit the floor and rolled over on his right leg. Source: Health & Safety Executive, East Scotland District, Register of Accidents 1955-1959

1956 - 26th October, 6 hour day shift, Philpstoun 6. James Taft (46), Miner, struck by falling shale whilst filling a hutch with fallen shale. Source: Health & Safety Executive, East Scotland District, Register of Accidents 1955-1959

1956 - 3rd November, 8.15 a.m., 2 hour day shift, Philpstoun 6. David Nelson (63), Roadman, leg struck by a hutch while signalling away a full set, foot jammed between rail and points. Source: Health & Safety Executive, East Scotland District, Register of Accidents 1955-1959

1957 - 16th January, 8.20 a.m., 1 hour day shift, Philpstoun 6. John Newton (48), Contractor, struck by displaced prop. Source: Health & Safety Executive, East Scotland District, Register of Accidents 1955-1959

1957 - 20th April, 8.00 p.m., 6 hour back shift, Philpstoun 1. Walter Irving (63), Transfer point attendant (Bencher), alleged that a bogie got out of control and gravitated unattended, striking a man at transfer point. Source: Health & Safety Executive, East Scotland District, Register of Accidents 1955-1959

1957 - 27th June, 1.30 p.m., 7 hour day shift, Westwood. William Cowan (61), Repairer, struck by a rake of tubs as he was standing in landing. Source: Health & Safety Executive, East Scotland District, Register of Accidents 1955-1959

1957 - 1st September, 5.30 p.m., 5 hour back shift, Baads 42. William Forrester (15), Surface worker, slipped and fell over the rails at the pithead. Source: Health & Safety Executive, East Scotland District, Register of Accidents 1955-1959

1957 - 8th October, 11.20 a.m., 5 hour day shift, Baads 42. James Copeland (19), Oncost worker, his arm was drawn round the termination wheel by the rope (endless haulage). Source: Health & Safety Executive, East Scotland District, Register of Accidents 1955-1959

1957 - 9th December, 3.00 p.m., 1 hour back shift, Totleywells 1. William Porter (44), Contractor, struck by projected material from a shot. Source: Health & Safety Executive, East Scotland District, Register of Accidents 1955-1959

1958 - 15th April, 11.30 a.m., 5 hour day shift, Westwood. Adam McCulloch (50), Miner, killed by falling stone. Source: Health & Safety Executive, East Scotland District, Register of Accidents 1955-1959

1958 - 11th July, 12.15 p.m., 6 hour day shift, Philpstoun No. 1. James Rodgers (64), Miner, burns on face and hands received when loose powder on floor was ignited. Source: Health & Safety Executive, East Scotland District, Register of Accidents 1955-1959

1958 - 12th August, 12.15 p.m., 6 hour day shift, Westwood. Robert Stewart (31), Miner, cut fuse so short left himself no time to move from face. Source: Health & Safety Executive, East Scotland District, Register of Accidents 1955-1959

1958 - 25th August, 5.45 p.m., 4 hour back shift, Westwood. John McMahon (60), Miner, struck by projected material from shale shot. Source: Health & Safety Executive, East Scotland District, Register of Accidents 1955-1959

1958 - 27th November, 10.20 a.m., Burngrange 1 & 2. James Maitland (57), Labourer. Fell and killed by collapse of concrete. Source: Health & Safety Executive, East Scotland District, Register of Accidents 1955-1959

1959 - 19th May, 6.20 p.m., 4 hour back shift, Westwood. George Duff (20), Armstart Pit bottomer, struck by empty tub from behind. Source: Health & Safety Executive, East Scotland District, Register of Accidents 1955-1959

 

 

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