Death Underground

Fatal Accidents in Coal Mines on the South Coast of NSW

R. R. Lidden
This article, from the April 1979 issue of the APJ, gives an overview of the types of fatal accidents that can occur in coal mines. The article was written due to a lack of general awareness within police ranks as to the the nature of coal mining fatalities. At that period the coal mining industry was particularly dangerous and police often found themselves called to collieries to investigate deaths for the coroner.

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