1887 Nanaimo mine explosion (Q1550226)

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mining accident
  • mining disaster in Nanaimo, British Columbia
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1887 Nanaimo mine explosion
mining accident
  • mining disaster in Nanaimo, British Columbia

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1887, May 3: The worst mining accident in British Columbia history happened on this day when an explosion rocked the Esplanade No. 1 Mine killing 148 men. The jury blamed the explosion on the firing of an unprepared and badly planted charge that ignited accumulated gas fuelled by coal dust. No criminal negligence was attributed to anyone. (English)
Colliery Engineer, 23 July 1887 (English)
The Jury's Verdict. What Conclusions They Arrived at on the Terrible Nanaimo Mine Disaster. (p. 226)
(the verdict cited in full) (English)
49°9'51.00"N, 123°56'43.99"W
3 May 1887Gregorian
 
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