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Blantyre Coal Mine (United Kingdom)


The Blantyre mining disaster which happened on the morning of October 22, 1877, in Blantyre, Scotland, was and remains Scotland’s worst. Blantyre Colliery, William Dixons pit numbers 1 and 2 both blasted killing 207 miners. It was known that fire damp was present in the pit and it is likely that this was ignited by a naked flame.


At this time rescue arrangements were inadequate and Alexander Macdonald, president of the Miners' National Association and a former miner prevented the surviving employees from attempting a rescue attempt, on safety grounds.

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Last updated October 21st 2008 by carnkie
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Last updated October 21st 2008 by carnkie

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Major Mining Region

Blantyre Coal Mine belongs to the Central Scotland region.

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