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Scottish Fatal Mining Accidents; 1922-24 research available
« on: Saturday 19 March 11 11:35 GMT (UK) »
Fatal Accidents in Scottish Mines can be difficult to research, the pre 1914 records are very comprehensive and detailed but post 1914 records are extremely difficult to locate beyond statistics.


For anyone who has a relative who was fatally injured in a mining accident in Scotland 1922-24 there is a recently discovered source of information at the Scottish Mining Museum. The museum offers a research service, enquiries are handled by volunteers, the service is free but a modest donation to museum funds would be appreciated.

The 1922-1924 annual reports record details about individual accidents and include the names of the fatally injured.

eg; December 12th 1923, 08.50 (2nd hour of the shift). Dalkeith Colliery. James McDonald, 36, Fireman.... Stepped across a roadway to inspect the newly inserted props when the roof fell upon him, he was struck by the falling stone and suffered severe head injuries. Transferred to Edinburgh Royal Infimary, died after 4 hours.


If anyone has a research request then please contact the museum,  please provide as much information as possible as the records are not currently indexed and have to be searched individually. The e-mail, telephone and postal contact details can be found atvia the newly launched website, link below.
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Re: Scottish Fatal Mining Accidents; 1922-24 research available
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 19 June 11 16:06 BST (UK) »
The new museum website was launched yesterday, not all sections are fully completed as yet but the all important contact sections are there and some details about the collection and archives,

the new url;

www.nationalminingmuseum.com
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Re: Scottish Fatal Mining Accidents; 1922-24 research available
« Reply #2 on: Monday 20 June 11 01:10 BST (UK) »
Great link Glen,thanks.
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