Lake Macquarie History

Mining Deaths - Seaham Collieries

Seaham Colliery

SURNAME CHRISTIAN NAMES DAY MONTH YEAR AGE CAUSE OF DEATH
Turley Arthur Ernest 11 October 1937 66 pneumonoconiosis, bronchitis and emphysema contracted while employed in mine- awarded workers compensation
Brennan Thomas 13 August 1894 25 injuries received from a fall of coal
Richardson John 30 July 1898 35 injuries sustained from being jammed between trucks and retaining wall
Anderson Andrew or August 2 May 1904 56 injuries and shock sustained from being crushed by a truck.
Lewis David 9 June 1908 35 broken back and shock from severe abdominal injuries - accidental death
O'Hagen Francis Patrick 17 September 1908 19 extensive injuries and shock sustained from being run over by a skip - accidental death
Blackie Andrew J. 5 August 1909 56 natural causes - stroke
Hughes Thomas 8 November 1909 38 ruptured abcess on the kidney due to exertion - natural causes
Muir William 8 November 1912 26 injuries sustained from being knocked by a runaway skip - accidental death
Johnson Robert 28 September 1912 40 injuries sustained from a roof collapse - accidental death
Jones Evan 8 July 1915 64 internal injuries received from a fall (February 1915) - acccidental death
Robertson John 4 June 1916 67 heart failure due to gradual exhaustion as a result from injuries accidentally received by being struck by a piece of coal (July 1911)
Larson (Larssen) Nils 15 June 1916 71 dilation of the heart accidentally caused by straining himself whilst attempting to fix a coal skip (April 1915)
Redmond Patrick 29 June 1916 53 dilation of the heart accidentally caused by straining himself whilst stacking timber (April 1914)
Henwood William Arthur 6 May 1919 37severe injuries sustained in a roof collapse - accidental death
Jeffrey Robert 2 December 1925 49 Fatty degeneration of the heart - natural causes

Seaham No. 2 Colliery

SURNAME CHRISTIAN NAMES DAY MONTH YEAR AGE CAUSE OF DEATH
Pillan John 25 November 1929 52 ruptured aorta,severed spinal cord - accidental death
Bookless William Ernest 29 July 1940 46 heart failure

South Seaham Colliery

SURNAME CHRISTIAN NAMES DAY MONTH YEAR AGE CAUSE OF DEATH
Hill Edmond Corim 15 August 1905 32 head injuries sustained from a fall of stone - accidental death
Hughes Samuel 22 August 1912 45 stroke - natural causes