Lake Macquarie History

Mining Deaths - West Wallsend Colliery

McCarron Edward 23 March 1888 22 injuries received by the breaking of a winding rope
Stirling Walter 5 February 1889 60 injuries sustained from a fall of coal - accidental death
Hunter Robert 8 April 1904 57 natural causes - syncope of the heart
Ogilvie Alfred 21 February 1906 21 extensive injuries sustained from being run over by a train on the way to work
Sutherland James Roy 15 November 1912 66 injuries sustained from being caught in machinery - accidental death
Steel John Thomas 20 May 1915 53 ruptured aneurysm - natural causes
McIntyre Frank 16 September 1919 18 crushed beneath a set of skips - accidental death

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