Fatalities: 1870s

1870s | Fatal Accidents

Date Pit  Name Age
1870

05 AUG

Boig

fall of coal

William McMath 11
1871

14 APR

South Boig

gas explosion

John Penman 40
1871

15 APR

South Boig

gas explosion

James Penman 12
1872 
26 OCT
South Boig

struck by cage

William Ferguson 19
1873

14 MAY

Lanemark No.1

fall of coal

Andrew Rae 35
1873

20 OCT

Boig No.1

fall of coal

Alexander Anderson 15
1874

26 OCT

Lanemark No.2

crushed between waggons

Robert Ross 19
1875

05 FEB

Lanemark (Afton)

Run over by coal hutch

William Mayberry 37
1876

20 JAN

Lanemark No.1

fell down shaft

Alexander McBrochan or Thomson 18
1877

30 APR

Boag

fall of coal

Hugh Smith 30
1877

20 NOV

Pathhead Colliery

run over by coal waggons

William Wilson 50
1878

31 JAN

Lanemark No.1

run over by full hutch

Alexander McSephney 17
1878

15 JUL

Lanemark No. 1

explosion of blasting powder

James Ferguson 41

1870s| New Cumnock Coalfield

Bank Coal Company: In 1871 the Bank Coal Company acquired Knockshinnoch minerals. The Knockshinnoch No.1 and No.2 pits were sank and worked continuously until they were abandoned in 1878, the year in  which  John Hylsop died.

New Bank Coal Company: Following the death of John Hyslop, his son and heir William Hyslop formed the New Bank Coal Company.

Year Colliery Owner
1873 Bank Bank Coal Co.
1873 Beoch Dalmellington Iron Co.
1873 Mansfield James Gray
1873 Pathhead James Gray
1873 Coalburn Jas. McNicol
1873 Lanemark Lanemark Coal Co.
1873 South Boig Lanemark Coal Co.
1873 Straid Lanemark Coal Co.

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