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    Scottish Mining Museum; Scottish Mining Fatal Accident Research Offer

    See post #3 for new url launched today 17/06/2011

    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 (including yours truly), 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 collapsed, 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, e-mail, telephone and postal contact details can be found at www.scottishminingmuseum.com
    Last edited by Glen in Tinsel Knickers; 14-07-11 at 18:04.
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    I should also point out that pre 1914 records are also held by the museum and can be used to answer research requests.
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    Joseph Goulson 1701-1780
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    My fire's extinct, my forge decay'd, and in the dust my vice is laid

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    New web url

    http://www.nationalminingmuseum.com/


    The site went live today, over the next few weeks additions wil be made to the site including hi-res versions of the images from the old website (when yours truly finally pulls his finger out and an IT problem is resolved)
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    Joseph Goulson 1701-1780
    My sledging hammer lies declined, my bellows too have lost their wind
    My fire's extinct, my forge decay'd, and in the dust my vice is laid

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    The 1922 annual reports have now been indexed, they cover coal mines, oil shale and quarries. Approximately 170 fatalities occurred in the year, a very small number of these as a result of injuries sustained in accidents during the latter part of 1921.
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    Joseph Goulson 1701-1780
    My sledging hammer lies declined, my bellows too have lost their wind
    My fire's extinct, my forge decay'd, and in the dust my vice is laid

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