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Auchenharvie Colliery Disaster 1895

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Date: 2 Aug 1895 [unknown]
Location: Stevenston, Ayrshire, Scotlandmap
Surnames/tags: Mining Disasters Scotland Disasters
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History and Circumstances

  • Date: 2 August 1895
  • Location: Stevenston, Ayrshire
  • Type: Inrush of Water
  • Victims: 9 men
  • Cause: Wall and roof collapse
Name Sourced Bio Connected Category
Gallacher, Duncan No No Yes Yes
Glauchan, John No No Yes Yes
Glauchan, William No No Yes Yes
Glauchan, James No No Yes Yes
Glauchan, Henry Yes No Yes Yes
McConn, Robert
Magee, John
Mullen, James
Mullen, Peter

Rescue Efforts

Search and rescue efforts occurred between 2 Aug and 4 Aug 1895, but were called off.

Results and Findings

It was determined that the inrush was caused by previous activity unknown to the mine managers.


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