South Yorkshire Mining Disasters: v. 2: The Twentieth Century

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The extent and frequency of coal-mining disasters was far less during the twentieth century compared with the Victorian times, especially after the nationalisation of the industry in 1947. Legislation, inspection and knowledge of the main causes of accidents, especially concerning emissions of gas and explosions, combined to reduce the chances of major mishaps. When disasters did occur, an increasingly highly-trained and well-equipped mines rescue service came into action, saving lives, even at the expense of some of ...

South Yorkshire Mining Disasters: v. 2: The Twentieth Century 2009, Wharncliffe Books, Barnsley

ISBN-13: 9781845630577

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