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Courrières Mine Disaster 1906

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Date: 10 Mar 1906 [unknown]
Location: Pas-de-Calais, Francemap
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History and Circumstances

  • Date: March 10, 1906
  • Location: Sallaumines, Billy-Montigny and Méricourt, Pas-de-Calais, France
  • Type: Coal dust explosion
  • Victims: 1099 casualties
  • Cause: unknown

Victims

Most victims lived nearby in the villages of Méricourt (404 people killed), Sallaumines (304 killed), Billy-Montigny (114 people killed), and Noyelles-sous-Lens (102 people killed).

27 of the victims were orphans sent by the Oise département (which was unable to find employment for them within the département). Their ages ranged between 13 and 30. Les orphelins de l'Oise morts à Courrières (short film)

Progress
Pit Source Progress
Pit No. 4, Sallaumines Sallaumines, Décès 1906-1913:Actes de décès, starting image 5 (n°15, Georges Engelaere) Done up to image 74
Pit No. 3, Méricourt Méricourt-Lavaleresse, 1903-1912, Actes de décès, starting image 197, n°12 Not started
Pit No. 2, Billy-Montigny Billy-Montigny 1906-1913 Décès: Actes de décès, n°s 159-165 (images 28-29), 191-192 (image 33), and 222 (starting at image 38) Not started

List of victims (in progress)

Rescue efforts

A group of 13 miners was rescuded after 20 days. The last survivor, Auguste Berthou, was rescued 4 days later.

Survivors
Name Sourced Bio Connected Category
Berthou, Auguste, age unknown
Boursier, Léon, 19
Castel, Louis, 22
Couplet, Honoré, 20
Danglot, César, 27
Dubois, Albert, 17
Lefebvre, Élie, 38
Martin, Victor, 14
Neny, Henri, 37
Noiret, Romain, 33
Pruvot, Charles, 44
Pruvot, Anselme, 15
Vanoudenhove, Léon, 18
Wattiez, Henri, 27

Results and Findings

Sources

  • Archives du Pas-de-Calais: Actes de décès de la commune de Sallaumines, 1906; Actes de décès de Méricourt, 1906; Actes de décès de Billy-Montigny, 1906
  • Dossier Légion d'honneur de Henri Neny: cote 19800035/1289/48999 (actuellement inaccessible)
  • Dossier Légion d'honneur de Charles Pruvot: cote 19800035/295/39724 (actuellement inaccessible)




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