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Fatal Accidents 1924
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If the name of the pit is not stated in records, we have recorded this as NK with the miner's usual residence added as an approximate indicator of area

Currently this page lists 190 fatalities 
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YearMonthDayName of CollieryFirst NameSurname Extra information/ Source
1924January8Douglas CastleRobertBullochNewspaper report - Lanarkshire pages
1924January8Newton PitWilliamPrimroseDunfermline Journal 12 January 1924 - not yet transcribed
1924January9Snab, Bo'nessMichaelWelshNewspaper report - Lothians pages
1924January10 Whitehill CollieryThomasGrayFAI record - NAS & death cert.
1924January10BentRichardGlassNewspaper report - Hamilton pages
1924January13ClydesideThomasPayneNewspaper report - Bothwell pages
1924January 15Dechmont ChristopherBurns Mine Inspectors report
1924January16HerbertshireMichaelO'BoyleNewspaper report - Stirlingshire pages
1924January18AuchlochanJamesClarkNewspaper report - Lanarkshire pages
1924January21KnowtonThomasDearieNewspaper report - Shotts pages
1924January23Roslin CollieryRobertMeekFAI record - NAS & death cert.
1924January26 Niddrie CollieryNicholasGeartyFAI record - NAS & death cert. [not confirmed mining accident]
1924February2DeansJohnMcDonaldNewspaper report - Lothians pages
NAS: Fatal Accident Inquiry: John McDonald, miner's drawer, 96 Main Street, Livingston Station, died on 2 February 1924 at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, from injuries sustained on 1 February 1924 in No. 4 Shale Mine, Deans, when a large quantity of material fell upon him
1924February2 Cronberry Moor CollieryJames Mair Mine Inspectors report
1924February2 WellesleyJames Templeton Mine Inspectors report
1924February4LumphinnansRobert HendersonBeattieDunfermline Journal 9 February 1924 - not yet transcribed
1924February4GatesideDavidLorimerNewspaper report - Dumfriesshire pages
1924February5WestwoodWilliamCarrNewspaper report - Lothians pages
NAS: Fatal Accident Inquiry: William Carr, chain runner, 3 May Terrace, Blackburn, died on 5 February 1924 in Westwood Shale Mine, Livingston Parish, Linlithgowshire, when he was knocked down and run over by a rake of hutches
1924February7GreenfieldIsaacCallisonNewspaper report - Hamilton pages
1924February7VictoriaWilliamMarshallNewspaper report - Fife pages
1924February9Douglas CollieryJohnGreenshieldsDeath certificate - natural causes
1924February12KingshillEdwardMcFadyenNewspaper report - Cambusnethan pages
1924February12Moat Colliery, RoslinWilliamMcGregorFAI record - NAS & death cert.
1924February12CandersideThomasWilsonNewspaper report - Dalserf pages
1924February16GatesideJosephBoyceNewspaper report - Lanarkshire pages
1924February 16Orbiston PeterDavies Mine Inspectors report
1924February 18Springhill RobertCook Mine Inspectors report
1924February19AllantonAlexanderAndersonNewspaper report - Hamilton pages
1924February 20Haugh Colliery DanielMcBride Mine Inspectors report
1924February26RobroystonThomasRowanNewspaper report - Lanarkshire pages
1924February26BlairenbathieJohnJohnsonNewspaper report - Beath pages
1924February26Gunnie Mine, by AirdrieWilliam CairnsBuchananFAI record - NAS & death cert.
1924February28DonibristleRobertHunterNewspaper report - Beath pages
1924February29DewshillDavidAndersonNewspaper report - Shotts pages
1924February29BlairhallWilliamKerrDunfermline Journal 8 March 1924 - not yet transcribed
1924March1Shale Mine, DuddingstonJamesWalkerFAI record - NAS "James Walker, shale miner, 10 Church Row, Dalmeny, died on 1 March 1924 at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, from injuries sustained on 29 February 1924 in No. 3 Shale Mine, Duddingston, when a quantity of shale fell upon him"
1924 March 2 Allanton Alexander Dobbie Wells FAI record - NAS & death cert.
1924March3Kames, MuirkirkGeorgeLoggieNewspaper Report - Muirkirk pages
1924March6 Dalkeith collieryGeorgeSmithFAI record - NAS & death cert.
1924March7ClydeDonaldMcAuleyNewspaper report - Lanarkshire pages
1924March7FauldheadRobertWilson Newspaper report - Dumfriesshire pages
1924March 13Barglachan JohnToal Mine Inspectors report
1924March 14Bowhill Colliery DavidMorrison Natural causes
1924March17NewcraighallJosephBoyleNewspaper report - Lothians pages
1924March17 MuiravonsideWilliam Henderson Mine Inspectors report
1924March 18Ladyha' Colliery HughMcLaughlin Mine Inspectors report
1924March 22Balgonie William RaeburnIreland Mine Inspectors report
1924March 24Batonrigg RichardClark Mine Inspectors report
1924March 24Bourtreehill WilliamSkeoch Mine Inspectors report
1924March28RobroystonKazmirasYutinskisNewspaper report - Robroyston page
1924April2DrumleyThomasRobertson Newspaper report - Ayrshire pages
1924April 6Thornlie DavidParker Mine Inspectors report
1924April9CadzowArchibaldBrownlieNewspaper report - Hamilton pages
1924April 10Calderbank FelixReynolds Mine Inspectors report
1924April11 Rimmon CollieryDaniel Stewart Fall of stone from roof. Headstone & death cert.
1924April11ThankertonMichaelDonnellyNewspaper report - Bothwell pages
1924April11FauldheadJohnMains Newspaper report - Dumfriesshire pages
1924April 12Bellside Colliery AlecBaird Newspaper report - Shotts pages
1924April 13Home farm AlexanderMcEwan FAI record - NAS & death cert.
1924April 13Southfield JamesHowieson Mine Inspectors report
1924April 15Dumbreck JohnHaggerty Mine Inspectors report
1924April16No 1 Pit, Bowhill CollieryRobertHuntFall of material (two tons) from roof - article in Dunfermline Journal 24 May 1924 - not yet transcribed
1924April17No 7 Pit, CowdenbeathRobertCurranNewspaper report - Beath pages
1924April17No 1 Pit, Bowhill CollieryAndrewKeirElectric shock while using coal cutting machine - article in Dunfermline Journal 24 May 1924 - not yet transcribed
1924April17 PennyvenieWilliam Blaney Mine Inspectors report
1924April18BandeathThomasSteelNewspaper report - Stirlingshire pages
1924April19NK (Baillieston area)FelixReynoldsFAI record - NAS & death cert.
1924April22Kinglassie CollieryFrancisFarmerNewspaper report - Auchterderran pages
1924April24FoulshielsJosephEdgarNewspaper report - Lothians pages
1924April25BlairhallAndrewMalcolmNewspaper report - Fife pages
1924April25BurniebraeJamesJackNew Monkland accidents
1924April 29Auchincruive WilliamSloan Mine Inspectors report
1924April30JawcraigRobertMcAllisterNewspaper report - Stirlingshire pages
1924May 2Banknock WilliamAdams Mine Inspectors report
1924May 3Parkhead Edward ThomasEathorne Newspaper report - Lanarkshire pages
1924May6PolquhairnRobertJohnstone Newspaper report - Ayrshire pages
1924May6 LevenPeter Smith Mine Inspectors report
1924May15EllismuirWilliamJackNewspaper report - Old Monkland pages
1924May15 DewshillJohn McLuskyNewspaper report - Shotts pages
1924May17PolmaiseDavid AndrewPerryNewspaper report - Stirlingshire pages
1924May19Fordel MainsWalterBrownNewspaper report - Lothians pages
1924May 20No 1 Blantyre AndrewFrew FAI record - NAS & death cert.
1924May23 Niddrie CollieryGeorge BowieSmithFAI record - NAS & death cert.
1924May23 Shotts CollieryJames Robertson Mine Inspectors report
1924May 27No 1 Valleyfield Colliery WilliamPotter Natural causes. FAI reported in Dunfermline Journal 19 July 1924 - not yet transcribed
1924May 28Old Orbiston Pit ThomasStewart Newspaper report - Bothwell pages
1924June4RiddochillJohn RodgersGarnockFAI record - NAS " John Rodgers Garnock, miner's drawer, 75 Engine Street, Bathgate, died on 4 June1924 at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, from injuries sustained on the same day in Riddochhill Colliery, Blackburn, when he was crushed between a hutch and the girder of a bridge"
1924June4WoolfordsCharlesCrorkinFAI record - NAS & death cert.
1924 June 6 Prestongrange James Adam Mine Inspectors report
1924 June 7 No. 6 Dixon’s Pits, Carfin Annie Onaarminas Newspaper report - Bothwell pages
1924June11Frankfield CollieryAndrewMcEwenFAI record - NAS & death cert.
1924 June 12 Birkrigg Alexander Kerr Mine Inspectors report
1924 June 16 Glencraig Colliery William John Cunningham Newspaper report - Ballingry pages
1924June20Arbuckle CollieryAlexanderMcCombFAI record - NAS & death cert.
1924 June 21 Lady Veronica Pit, Blairhall John Paterson FAI & death cert - Fall of stone from roof. FAI reported in Dunfermline Journal 19 July 1924 - not yet transcribed
1924June24DeansJamesStruthNewspaper report - Lothians pages
NAS: Fatal Accident Inquiry: James Struth, shale miner, 63 Seafield Rows, by Bathgate, died on 24 June 1924 in No. 5 Shale Mine, Deans, Bathgate Parish, Linlithgowshire, when he was struck on the back of his head by a piece of shale
1924June24 East PleanJohn Blair Mine Inspectors report
1924June 25Gilmilnscroft JohnMcLelland Mine Inspectors report
1924June 30Motherwell Colliery JamesBett Mine Inspectors report
1924July2CalderrigWilliamBlackNew Monkland accidents
1924July3Garscube CollieryJohnO'BrienFAI record - NAS & death cert.
1924July7No 6 Law CollieryAdam BrysonFAI record - NAS & death cert.
1924July7WestmainsThomasLaffyNewspaper report - Lothians pages
1924July7 Haugh CollieryJames Martin Mine Inspectors report
1924July 12No 10 Cowdenbeath William ThomsonKelly Injured on 8 May 1924 by race of loaded hutches. Newspaper report - Beath pages
1924July30New CumnockRobertCarruthers Newspaper report - Ayrshire pages
1924August 1Logans Pit Alex.Hepburn Newspaper report - Lanarkshire pages
1924August5 No 10 AuchinleaRobert SpenceNewspaper report - Shotts pages
1924August5SmeatonJamesSteeleNewspaper report - Lothians pages
1924August 6Canderigg JamesStewart Mine Inspectors report
1924August6CarberryJamesUrquhartNewspaper report - Lothians pages
1924August7CowdenbeathRichardSmithNewspaper report - Beath pages
1924August 12Doctor’s Pit, Broomside Colliery AdamGalloway Newspaper report - Lanarkshire pages
1924August 12Palace Colliery JohnDuffy Newspaper report - Bothwellhaugh
1924August23PrioryJamesWrightNewspaper report - Blantyre pages
1924August23ClydesideJamesMurrayNewspaper report - Bothwell pages
1924August 28Swinhill Colliery JohnRobertson Mine Inspectors report
1924September1 Niddrie CollieryJohnFarrellFAI record - NAS & death cert.
1924September3Caprington & AuchlochanMartinKeltie Newspaper report - Ayrshire pages
1924September3DunnetDavidGivanNewspaper report - Lothians pages
NAS: Fatal Accident Inquiry: David Given, miner's drawer, 79 Stewartfield Rows, Broxburn, died on 3 September 1924 in Dunnet Shale Mine, Broxburn, Linlithgowshire, when a piece of shale fell upon him
1924September3 Dumbreck CollieryWilliam Baird Mine Inspectors report
1924September4BowhillJohn JamesJohnstonDunfermline Journal 30 August 1924 - not yet transcribed
1924September8CarberryJohnWilliamsonNewspaper report - Lothians pages
1924September 10Cameron JamesWalker Mine Inspectors report
1924September11MilnwoodLaurenceWintersNewspaper report - Bothwell pages
1924September 14Lady Pit, West Wemyss DrummondWilson Headstone
1924September20LassodieAndrewDobbieNewspaper report - Beath pages
1924September25DunnetGeorgeSibbaldNewspaper report - Lothians pages
NAS: Fatal Accident Inquiry: George Sibbald, mine roadsman, 6 Shrine Place, Broxburn, died on 25 September 1924 at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, from injuries sustained on 24 September 1924 in Dunnet Shale Mine, Broxburn, when he was struck by a piece of shale from a shot
1924October 1Lumphinnans PeterMooney With thanks to Stephanie Edwards for this information [NB Original information supplied gave date of death as 30 Sept 1924.  Per death certificate, we have use 1 October]
1924October2Dundonald CollieryAndrewGreigNewspaper report - Auchterderran pages
1924October2WallyfordDavidDrylieNewspaper report - Lothians pages
1924October 4Craigend RobertSharp Mine Inspectors report
1924October 4Elphinstone AlexanderLogan Mine Inspectors report
1924October7QuarterAlexanderDunnNewspaper report - Hamilton pages
1924October7Ross CollieryWilliamNisbetWith thanks to James Dunn for providing this information
1924October9WoodendJosephNimmoFAI record - NAS " Joseph Nimmo, miner, 68 East Main Street, Armadale, died on 9 October 1924 in No. 5 Woodend Colliery, Torphichen Parish, Linlithgowshire, when a stone fell upon him"
1924October10Manor PowisJosephHodsonNewspaper report - Stirlingshire pages
1924October10 PennyvenieJames Bryce Mine Inspectors report
1924October13EllismuirJamesJackScotsman 17 July 1925 - to be transcribed
1924October13NK (Glasgow area)BenedictusGalminusFAI record - NAS & death cert.
1924 October 14 Bardykes William James Wallace Mine Inspectors report
1924 October 16 Allanton Colliery Patrick Kelly FAI record - NAS & death cert.
1924 October 20 Lady Victoria Colliery William Shaw Natural causes
1924 October 21 Haughhead Colliery John Keenan FAI record - NAS & death cert.- Natural causes
1924 October 21 Tulligarth Thomas S. Fraser Mine Inspectors report
1924October24 Bothwell ParkJames HunterWith thanks to Tom Boyd for this information
1924October24 Kinglassie CollieryAlexander Wallace Mine Inspectors report
1924October 30 Cornsilloch Colliery JamesInglis Headstone
1924November 4Prestongrange JamesRussell Mine Inspectors report
1924November 7Elphinstone JamesStevenson Mine Inspectors report
1924November9Bank, New CumnockAlexanderMcNaught Newspaper report - Ayrshire pages
1924November12Woolmet CollieryDonald WrightYorkstonFAI record - NAS & death cert.
1924November12RosehallJamesCassidyNewspaper report - Bothwell pages
1924November 14 Montgomeryfield PeterHynd Mine Inspectors report
1924November 18Highhouse JamesLindsay Mine Inspectors report
1924November19Lady BlancheAlexanderMcKayNewspaper report - Fife pages
1924November 25Garallan Mine PeterDevline Newspaper report - Ayrshire pages
1924November 26Whitehill HenrySteel Mine Inspectors report
1924November28No 9 Pit, AuchlochanAndrewCairneyFAI record - NAS & death cert.
1924November28 CraigendJohn Sharp Mine Inspectors report
1924November29ClydeArthurRoadnightNewspaper report - Hamilton pages
1924December5KenmuirhillJohnRamsayNewspaper report - Lanarkshire pages
1924December6MuircockhallCharlesFinlayNewspaper report - Fife pages
1924December6PolquhairnJamesParkinsNewspaper report - Lanarkshire pages
1924December8No 1 Mary PitJames ChisholmMcGallowayArticle in Dunfermline Journal 31 Jan 1925 - not yet transcribed
1924December10WoodmuirGeorgeMurrayFAI record - NAS & death cert.
1924December11ArdenriggWilliamMcCrackenNew Monkland accidents
1924December11 ShewaltonAdam Gillies Mine Inspectors report
1924 December 11 Kingshill William Clemenson Mine Inspectors report
1924December17 Manor Powis John Kirkpatrick Mine Inspectors report
1924December17Valleyfield CollieryDonaldMalcolmsonNewspaper report - Fife pages
1924December17 Blackie Pit, New Stevenston WincasDawnarawicus
Newspaper report - Bothwell pages AKA William Downie
1924December 19Dechmont EdwardMcVey Mine Inspectors report
1924December20Aitken CollieryRobertBauldNewspaper report - Beath pages
1924December 23Law Colliery WilliamQuinton Mine Inspectors report
1924December24No 1 Lumphinnans CollieryJamesMcConnellNewspaper report - Beath pages
1924December26Dalkeith CollieryRobert PearsonDuncanFAI record - NAS & death cert.
1924December26 Annandale CollieryWilliam Mushet Register of FAI -took ill while nailing down a hutch turning plate
1924December30EarnockAlexanderBrownNewspaper report - Hamilton pages
1924December30Aitken CollieryArchibaldMcGillNewspaper report - Beath pages
1924December31 Arniston CollieryJohnReidFAI record - NAS & death cert.

Last Updated 1st January 2014