Lake Macquarie History

Mining Deaths - Northern Extended Colliery

Sykes Thomas 4 October 1917 61 fractured skull after falling from a ladder - accidental death
Hall Adam 16 September 1926 66 abcess on the brain
Punton Robert Dawson 2 March 1940 54 injuries sustained from a fall of coal - accidental death

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