Lake Macquarie History

Mining Deaths - Pacific Colliery

SURNAME CHRISTIAN NAMES DAY MONTH YEAR AGE CAUSE OF DEATH
Ashton Thomas 22 March 1900 47 injuries sustained from a fall of coal - accidental death
Cherry James 18 December 1908 31 injury to the base of the brain - accidental death
France William Alfred 10 September 1916 9 broken neck sustained from a skip in which he was playing fell on him - accidental death
Coates George Henry 29 October 1919 53 fractured skull and internal upper body injuries; exact cause undetermined - accidental death
Steel Robert James 21 December 1923 8 drowned - accidental death
McAlpine John 8 June 1939 50 pneumonoconiosis, bronchitis and emphysema contracted while employed in mine- awarded workers compensation
Brierley Thomas 1 April 1941 43 injuries sustained from a fall of shale - accidental death
Rodgers Leonard William 6 July 1942 42 injuries sustained from a fall of coal - accidental death
Haydon Albert George 16 May 1944 54 injuries sustained from a fall of coal - accidental death