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Cumberland Mining Disasters

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This is the index to all mining disasters in Cumberland.

Cumberland
Date Colliery / Pit Location Casualties Cause
30 October 1819 Howgill Kell's Pit Whitehaven, Cumberland 21 Explosion
18 October 1823 Whitehaven William Pit Whitehaven, Cumberland 32 Explosion
21 September 1833 Workington Isabella Pit Colliery Workington, Cumberland 14 Explosion
28 July 1837 Workington Colliery Workington, Cumberland 27 Inundation
24 October 1838 Harrington John Pit Whitehaven, Cumberland 40 Explosion
18 February 1839 Whitehaven William Pit Whitehaven, Cumberland 23 Explosion
11 January 1844 Whitehaven Duke Pit Whitehaven, Cumberland 11 Explosion
28 October 1848 Whinnyhill Colliery Cleator Moor, Cumberland 31 Explosion
19 April 1888 St Helen's Colliery Workington, Cumberland 30 Explosion
26 November 1907 Whitehaven William Pit Whitehaven, Cumberland 5 Gas explosion
11 May 1910 Wellington Colliery Whitehaven, Cumberland 137 Underground fire & explosion
5 September 1922 Haig No. 5 Whitehaven, Cumberland 39 Explosion
27 November 1922 St Helen's No. 3 Workington, Cumberland 6 Explosion
12 February 1928 Haig Pit Whitehaven, Cumberland 14 Explosion
29 January 1931 Haig No. 3 1931 Whitehaven, Cumberland 27 Explosion
3 June 1941 Whitehaven William Pit Whitehaven, Cumberland 12 Explosion
9 Dec 1946 Harrington No. 10 Lowca, Cumberland 15 Explosion
15 Aug 1947 Whitehaven William Pit Whitehaven, Cumberland 104 Explosion






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