Lake Macquarie History

Mining Deaths - Killingworth Colliery

SURNAME CHRISTIAN NAMES DAY MONTH YEAR AGE CAUSE OF DEATH
McGeachie David 10 May 1898 48 drowning - accidental death
Mitchison John Hatler 26 November 1906 26 internal haemorrhage from injuries sustained from being crushed between two runway skips - accidental death
Potts Leonard James 22 January 1921 63 heart failure
Elkins William 12 April 1924 39 injuries sustained from being crushed between a locomotive and a truck - accidental death
Evans John 5 February 1925 40 injuries and shock sustained from a fall of coal - accidental death
Kay John Thomas 4 December 1907 18 extensive injuries sustained from being run over by a train - accidental death
Thomas Thomas 19 May 1916 60 uraemic poisoning as a result of a rupture to the urethra after an accident where he attempted to fix the door of a hopper (11 May 1916)
Allan William James Henry 2 August 1922 40 strain of the heart, evidence of heart disease