Lake Macquarie History

Mining Deaths - Northumberland Colliery

Westerlund Charles 17 February 1888 33 head injuries - accidental death
Lang William Paris 1 January 1914 41 injuries sustained from being run over by a coal hopper - accidental death
Burgess, Arthur Stanley Arthur Stanley 12 November 1934 56 natural causes - broncho-pneumonia
Wellham Joseph 28 September 1943 65 pneumoconiosis
Mansfield John 9 April 1888 37 injuries sustained from being crushed by a fall of coal - accidental death

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