Bella Pit Workington, 1833
Explosion, 15 died & 2 injured.

Brayton Domain Colliery No 4 Pit Aspatria, 1915
Methane Explosion. 7 died.

Corporal Pit Whitehaven, 1737
Methane Explosion. 22 died.

Croft Pit Whitehaven, 1861
Explosion thought to be caused by a sudden and massive blowout of gas,  22 died.

Duke Pit Whitehaven, 1844
Methane Explosion caused by using safety lamps with their caps removed, 11 died.

Haig Colliery Whitehaven, 1922
Methane Explosion thought to be caused by shotfiring, 39 died.

Haig Colliery Whitehaven, 1931
Methane Explosion, 27 died.

Harrington No 10 Pit Lowca, 1946
Methane Explosion caused by a safety lamp being opened to relight it. 15 died.

Isabella, Union & Lady Pits Workington, 1837
Sudden, but expected, inrush of seawater caused the the seabed collapsing, 26 died.

Lowca Colliery John Pit Whitehaven, 1838
Methane Explosion caused by a naked light, 37 died.

St Helens Colliery Workington, 1888
Methane Explosion following a fire caused by shotfiring, 29 died.

St Helens Colliery No 3 Pit Workington, 1922
Methane Explosion following a fire caused by shotfiring, 6 died.

Wellington Pit Whitehaven, 1910
Methane Explosion, 147 died.

Whinney Hill Colliery Cleator Moor, 1848
Methane Explosion caused by a miner removing the top of his lamp to light his pipe, 30 died.

William Pit Whitehaven, 1907
Methane Explosion caused by an accumulation of gas at the face as a result of poor ventilation. 5 died.

William Pit Whitehaven, 1939
Methane Explosion caused by a boy entering the workings with a lighted candle. 21 died.

William Pit Whitehaven, 1941
Water Gas explosion (water gas – caused by water being poured on red hot coal) due to attempts to put out fires caused by spontaneous combustion. 12 died & 11 injured.

William Pit Whitehaven, 1947
Methane Explosion caused by shotfiring. 104 died.

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