HC Deb 13 February 1930 vol 235 c647W

asked the Secretary for Mines how many persons were killed in coal mines underground during 1929, giving the number of those killed at the coal face by falls of roof, haulage roads, and by explosions?


The particulars are as follow:

Number of persons killed below ground at mines under the Coal Mines Act, during 1929.
Cause of Accident. No. of Deaths.
Falls of Ground:
At the working face 403
On roads 176
Haulage Accidents 220
Explosions of Firedamp or Coal Dust 34
Other Underground Accidents 161
Total 994