Lake Macquarie History

Mining Deaths - Waratah Collieries

Waratah Colliery

SURNAME CHRISTIAN NAMES DAY MONTH YEAR AGE CAUSE OF DEATH
Shaw William 6 July 1916 24 meningitis as a result of a fall of stone to the head - accidental death
Curran Richard Thomas 16 April 1926 35 crushed by falling stone - accidental death
Huff James 2 September 1902 37 shock, internal haemorrhage and fractures of the ribs from being trapped between a skip and a post

South Waratah Colliery

SURNAME CHRISTIAN NAMES DAY MONTH YEAR AGE CAUSE OF DEATH
Young (Jung) Henry Anton 19 March 1877 36 injuries sustained from a fall of stone - accidental death
Campbell Thomas 15 May 1880 28 injuries sustained from falling stone - accidental death
Simpson John 6 January 1888 31 injuries sustained from being crushed between buffers - accidental death
Hale Thomas 27 June 1892 52 rupturing of an aneurysim of the heart - natural causes
Pascoe Thomas 23 December 1895 56 iinjuries and shock sustained as a result of falling stone - accidental death
Sheedy Michael 18 August 1897 40 head injuries from a fall of stone - accidental death
Foster Alfred Frederick 22 March 1897 36 injuries sustained after a large fall of coal - accidental death
Lilley Charles 8 April 1922 66 injuries sustained from a fall of coal - accidental death
Roese Frederick Charles 10 April 1923 73 injuries sustained by a fall of stone from the roof - accidental death
Brown James 19 August 1925 56 Septic absorbtion and exhaustion due to spinal injuries sustained from a fall of stone - accidental death
Shaw John 8 January 1945 45 myocardial degenration caused by sclerosis and fibrositis of the lungs
Parker Albert Arthur 17 October 1948 49 injuries received after falling under a skip
French George Edward 6 October 1950 46 injuries sustained after a fall of coal - accidental death
Blanch Edward 24 October 1950 46 coronary occlusion - natural causes