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Fatal Accidents 1928
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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 149 fatalities 
This page contains fatalities sourced from the Registers/Indexes of Fatal Accident Inquiries.  These records do not list the date of death, only the date of the FAI records.  Dates of death will be added when time and finances permit, meantime undated records from this source are highlighted with a blue background at the foot of the main table

YearMonthDayName of CollieryFirst NameSurname Extra information/ Source
1928January1Glencraig CollieryJohn StenhouseDuncan Newspaper report - Ballingry pages FAI reported in Dunfermline Journal 14 January 1928 (not yet transcribed)
1928January2Plean CollieryGeorge AmosWright Newspaper report - Stirlingshire pages
1928January3Bannockburn CollieryGeorgeMercer Newspaper report - Stirlingshire pages
1928January5Aitken CollieryMartinDigan Newspaper report - Beath pages
1928January8Glencraig CollieryWilliamWhyte Newspaper report - Ballingry pages
1928January13Kippsbyre CollieryBernardMcCafferty Newspaper report - New Monkland pages
1928January14Westwood Shale PitHugh LoweHaddow Newspaper report - Lothians pages
NAS: Fatal Accident Inquiry: Hugh Lowe Haddow, shale miner, 23 Dedridge, Mid Calder, Midlothian, died on 14 January 1928 in Westwood Shale Pit, Livingston Parish, West Lothian, when a quantity of material fell upon him
1928January14 Kenmuir CollieryJohn Rintoul Thomson Register of FAI - roof fall
1928January16Mary CollieryEdwardSmith Newspaper report - Ballingry pages
1928January 17Woolmet Colliery AndrewSwan Register of FAI - natural causes
1928January23Neilsland CollieryJamesRae Newspaper report - Hamilton pages
1928January23 No 2 Pit, Blantyre Colliery BernardGilmore Register of FAI - struck by waggon
1928February 2Tannochside Colliery Andrew InglisSelkirk Register of FAI - knocked down and run over by race of hutches
1928February4Easton CollieryJamesStrachan Newspaper report - Lothians pages
1928February 6No 1 Bank Mine, New Cumnock RobertMcHallam Register of FAI - fall of coal from the face
1928February14 No 4 Pit, Motherwell CollieryJohn MurdochFindlay Register of FAI - electrocuted by falling on wire rope charged with electricity
1928February14LoganleaSamuelWilson Newspaper report - Lothians pages
1928February14Muiredge Colliery DavidThomson Newspaper report - Fife pages
1928 February 15 Auchengeich Colliery Archibald Orr Newspaper report - Lanarkshire pages
1928February24Blairhall CollieryJamesGunn Newspaper report - Fife pages
1928March 2 Kinglassie CollieryDavid Evans Mitchell Newspaper report - Fife pages
1928March3 Bowhill CollieryAndrew KayWinton Newspaper report - Auchterderran pages
1928 March 7 Bedlay Colliery Charles Higgins Newspaper report - Lanarkshire pages
1928 March 9 Riddochill Colliery William Sloan FAI record - NAS "William Sloan, coal miner, Church Street, Broxburn, died on 9 March 1928 at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, from injuries sustained on 28 December 1927 in Riddochhill Colliery, Bathgate, when a stone fell upon him"
1928 March 17 Clawfin No 2 Mine, Dalmellington James Ferguson Register of FAI - fall of stone from roof
1928 March 18 Bent Colliery James Thomson Orr Register of FAI - fell down shaft whilst repairing the lining of the shaft
1928 March 19 Dewshill Colliery Daniel Kay FAI record - NAS & death cert. Electrocution
1928March20Newliston shale mineJamesKay Newspaper report - Lothians pages
NAS: Fatal Accident Inquiry: James Kay, shale miner, Binny Bridge, Uphall, died on 20 March 1928 at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, from injuries sustained on 19 March 1928 in Newliston Shale Mine, Kirkliston Parish, West Lothian, when he was burned by an explosion of firedamp
1928March28Robroyston CollieryFrancisHenry Robroyston Page
1928March31PoltonAlexanderBrown Newspaper report - Lothians pages
1928April10Cadzow CollieryJohn JohnstoneKane Newspaper report - Hamilton pages
1928April 13Blae Mine, Blairadam GeorgeBruce Register of FAI - Thrown from hutch he was riding on
1928April16KinneddarCampbellFyfe Newspaper report - Fife pages
1928April19Clyde CollieryWilliamMauchline Newspaper report - Hamilton pages
1928April 24James & Marion Pit, Donibristle Colliery ThomasSmith Newspaper report - Beath pages
1928May12BlackhillHarryHalliday Newspaper report - Lanarkshire pages
1928May14FoulfordAndrew MillerAllan Newspaper report - Beath pages
1928May15ReddingRobertEaston Newspaper report - Stirlingshire pages
1928June21FurnaceyardJamesGourlay Newspaper report - Lothians pages
1928June 23Haughhead Colliery John McClelandMcMillan Register of FAI -crushed between a hutch and the side of the road
1928June 28Hyndshaw AndrewHepburn Register of FAI - while inspecting screening machinery caught by wheelof a shaft steam driver and carried round several times
1928June30ViewparkJamesCarlin Newspaper report - Bothwell pages
1928July 2James& Marion Pit, Donibristle Colliery RobertGilfillan Septicaemia following injury to right knee by fall of stone. Newspaper report - Beath pages
1928July4GarscubeJamesMcLaughlin Newspaper report - Lanarkshire pages
1928July6DeansBernardMcCourt Newspaper report - Lothians pages
NAS: Fatal Accident Inquiry: Bernard McCourt, 3 Starlaw Rows, by Bathgate, died on 6 July 1928 at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, from injuries sustained on the same day in No. 4 Shale mine, Deans, after an explosion of firedamp
1928July9FurnaceyardThomasDuffy Newspaper report - Lothians pages
1928July 10Newbattle Colliery ThomasReid Register of FAI - Crushed between two hutches
1928July29 No 1 Pit, Bowhill CollieryGeorgeCowan Newspaper report - Auchterderran pages
1928August2Minto CollieryRobertSmith Newspaper report - Auchterderran pages
1928August4Dumbreck CollieryFrancisMcWhinnie Newspaper report - Stirlingshire pages
1928August 8Raploch Colliery ArchibaldGracie Explosion of gas in working place.  An anonymous contributor gave us details of a miner who died of cardiac failure in hospital.  As there was no link to an RCE or other indication of a relationship to an accident, this was not added.  However we would like to thank them for this entry which was adjacent in the register.
1928August 8North Motherwell Colliery JohnNeilson Register of FAI - fall of stone from the roof
1928 August 10Lochs Mine, Glenboig RobertBrown FAI record - NAS & death cert.  Roof fall
1928 August 12 Cardowan William Thomas Cooke FAI record - NAS & death cert
1928August14 Mid Breich Shale PitRobertBrown Newspaper report - Lothians pages
NAS: Fatal Accident Inquiry: Robert Brown, chain-runner, 116 Seafield Rows, by Bathgate, died on 14 August 1928 at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, from injuries sustained on the same day in Mid Breich Shale Pit, Parish of Livingston, West Lothian, when a rake of hutches ran away and he was crushed
1928August 15 Glencraig CollieryRobertFleming Newspaper report - Ballingry pages
1928 August18Valleyfield CollieryThomasHutton Newspaper report - Fife pages
1928August19Glencraig CollieryRobertWoods Newspaper report - Ballingry pages
1928August20Bowhill CollieryRobertDoig Newspaper report - Auchterderran pages
1928August20Jenny Gray CollieryWilliamRamsay Newspaper report - Auchterderran pages
1928 August24Wellesley CollieryAlexGillies Newspaper report - Fife pages
1928 August24 ValleyfieldGeorge Devlin Injured by roof fall 16 Jun 1927. Article in Evening Telegraph 25 October 1928 - not yet transcribed
1928August27Glencraig CollieryJohnReilly Newspaper report - Ballingry pages
1928August27Minto CollieryOwenBonnar Newspaper report - Auchterderran pages
1928August27Bowhill CollieryDavidFleming Newspaper report - Auchterderran pages
1928August29Fauldhead CollieryDanielMcAvoy Newspaper report - Dumfriesshire pages
1928September2Woodmuir CollieryJohn GreenshieldsMurphy Newspaper report - Lothians pages
1928September2 St Flannans Colliery, TwecharJames WilsonRegister of FAI - septic poisoning following a cut on the forefinger of his right hand in No 2 Pit
1928September4Blantyre Ferme CollieryJamesMcMahon Newspaper report - Bothwell pages
1928September7Dewshill CollieryAdamWilson Newspaper report - Shotts pages
1928September14Allanton CollieryThomasStirrat Newspaper report - Dalserf pages
1928September15MontgomeryfieldAndrewHood Newspaper report - Ayrshire pages
1928 September 19 Greenrigg Colliery William Izatt FAI record - NAS "William Izatt, mine fireman, Beechbank, Harthill, died at Longmore Hospital, Edinburgh, from injuries sustained on 19 September 1928 in Greenrigg Colliery, Whitburn, when a stone fell from the roof on him"
1928September19Cornsilloch CollieryWilliamBoal Newspaper report - Dalserf pages
1928September19North Lumphinnans CollieryArchibaldHall Newspaper report - Beath pages
1928September 20Emily Pit, Arniston Colliery JohnMcMillan Fall of stone from roof - FAI & death cert.
1928 September 25 Duddingston John Adams Hamilton FAI record - NAS "John Adams Hamilton, shale miner, 2 Farquhar Terrace, South Queensferry, died on 25 September 1928 in No. 3 Shale Mine, Duddingston, Abercorn Parish, West Lothian, when he was struck by a piece of shale"
1928September27Carberry CollieryAlexanderStewart Newspaper report - Lothians pages
1928October3Glencraig CollieryJamesMcGowan Newspaper report - Ballingry pages
1928October6Hamilton Palace CollierySarahCunningham Newspaper report - Bothwellhaugh pages
1928October7Lingerwood PitWilliamWatson Newspaper report - Lothians pages
1928October7Cadzow CollieryJamesRodden Newspaper report - Hamilton pages
1928October16Aitken CollieryWilliamCoyle Newspaper report - Beath pages
1928October18 Braidhurst Colliery, MotherwellJamesGaitens Newspaper report - Lanarkshire pages
1928October19Ross CollierySutherlandMcKay Newspaper report - Hamilton pages
1928October21Glencraig CollieryThomasLivingstone With thanks to Wendy Eardley for this information
1928October23Lindsay CollieryJamesDuncan Newspaper report - Beath pages
1928October24Viewpark CollieryAntanasStaloraitis Newspaper report - Bothwell pages
1928November4Bowhill CollieryWilliamKeir Newspaper report - Auchterderran pages
1928November6Lochore CollieryWilliam Kennedy Newspaper report - Ballingry pages
1928November8Hill of Beath CollieryGeorgeFlockhart Newspaper report - Beath pages
1928November9Polton JamesBrock Newspaper report - Lothians pages
1928November12Randolph CollieryWilliamMelville Newspaper report - Fife pages
1928November 13Barony Colliery WilliamRae Register of FAI - injuries sustained on 30 October 1928 by slipping and falling while descending an outside metal stair
1928November15Blantyreferme CollieryJamesBaxter Newspaper report - Bothwell pages
1928November15Fauldhead CollieryJohn HenryHankinson Newspaper report - Dumfriesshire pages
1928November16Polmaise CollieryAndrewMcGoogan Newspaper report - Stirlingshire pages
1928 November 16 Tulligarth Colliery Adam Hedley Cole FAI record - NAS "Adam Hedley Cole, miner, 12 West Vennel, Alloa, died on 16 November 1928 at the Longmore Home for Incurables, Salisbury Place, from injuries sustained on 19 April 1927at Tulligarth Colliery, Clackmannan, when a stone fell from the roof upon him"
1928 November 19 Easterhill Colliery, Tollcross Robert Denniston FAI record - NAS & death cert
1928 November 21 Brownlee Colliery Adam McPate FAI record - NAS & death cert
1928 November 25 Watsonfield Colliery, Morningside Francis Murphy Register of FAI- explosion of gunpowder
1928December5Fallin CollieryRobertSomerville Newspaper report - Stirlingshire pages
1928December 8No 13 Pit, Rosehall Collieries DanielMurray Register of FAI - injuries caused by part of roof of workig place falling on him
1928December10Riddochill CollieryRobertStrang Newspaper report - Lothians pages
1928December 11Polmaise Colliery, Millhall AlanMcDonald Newspaper report - Stirlingshire pages
1928 December 17 Devon Colliery George Fayall FAI record - NAS "George Fayall, miner's drawer, 5 James Place, Coalsnaughton, died on 17 December 1928 at the Clackmannan County Hospital, Alloa, from injuries sustained on 7 December 1928 at the Devon Colliery, Sauchie, when a large piece of coal fell on to his right foot causing septicaemia"
1928December20Cadzow CollieryJohnDickson Newspaper report - Hamilton pages
1928December20Bent CollieryJohnMcIntyre Natural causes - Newspaper report - Hamilton pages
1928December 21Viewpark Colliery JohnBuchanan Register of FAI - killed by clothing being caught in sprocket wheel whirled round main shaft
1928December 26Francis Pit, Dysart Allan McPhersonCameron Register of FAI - injuries sustained by being caught in the machinery at the weighbridge
1928December31Kames CollieryWilliamMarshall Newspaper Report - Muirkirk pages
1928 NK NK No 2 Pit, Hamilton Palace Colliery Thomas Gray Brown Register of FAI - run down and dragged by one of two loaded hutches drawn by a pony
1928 NK NK No 1 Pit, Bothwell Park Colliery William Cain Register of FAI - caught and crushed between two rakes
1928 NK NK No 12 Pit, Greenhill Colliery William James Register of FAI - caught by a shaft in motion and pulled upwards
1928 NK NK Nos 3 and 4 Priory Pit, Bothwell Castle Colliery Henry McRoberts Register of FAI - blood poisoning following injury through right arm being caught between the buffers of two waggons
1928 NK NK East Roughrigg Colliery, Avonbridge David Johnstone Register of FAI - burned on head chest arms and hands by explosion of gas
1928 NK NK Cleuch Mine James Johnstone Register of FAI - knocked down by three runaway hutches
1928 NK NK No 2 Pit, Allanton Colliery George Cowie Register of FAI - fall of stone from the side of the road
1928 NK NK Glebe Mine, Douglas Colliery William Walker Neilson Register of FAI - falling from top of chimney in course of erection
1928 NK NK No 2 Pit, Vogrie George Fraser Register of FAI - carbon monoxide poisoning
1928 NK NK Milnquarter Fireclay Mine, High Bonnybridge William McMurdo Wells Register of FAI - quantity of fireclay and ganister fell on him
1928 NK NK Lady Ha' Pit,Kilwinning Charles Inglis Register of FAI - fall of stone from the roof
1928 NK NK Shewalton No 2 Mine, Dundonald Alexander Smith Register of FAI - caught in the revolving picks of a coal cutting machine
1928 NK NK Sundrum No 3 Mine Andrew Wilson Register of FAI - knocked down by a runaway hutch
1928 NK NK Michael Colliery John Forsyth Register of FAI - crushed by a tub of coal
1928 NK NK Auchengeich Colliery John Moffat Register of FAI - blood poisoning following injury toone of his fingers sustained in colliery
1928 NK NK Prestongrange Colliery Robert Clelland Register of FAI - injuries sustained while firing a shot
1928 NK NK Castlehill Colliery Richard Knight Register of FAI - injured by derailed loaded hutch after being replaced on the rails crushing or knocking him against the wall by reason ofother hutches pressing against it.
1928 NK NK Parkneuk Colliery George Smart Register of FAI - injuries sustained through the balance or bell hammer falling down the shaft and striking him
1928 NK NK Gateside Colliery, Cambuslang Henry Walker Register of FAI - fall of fireclay
1928 NK NK Carberry Colliery David McNeill Register of FAI - crushed between two loaded hutches
1928 NK NK Branchal Colliery Thomas Anderson Register of FAI - fall of stone
1928 NK NK Ross Colliery James Lamb Register of FAI - knocked down by a loaded wagon and crushed between it and a stationary wagon
1928 NK NK Coats Park Colliery James Maxwell Register of FAI - through gas being ignited and causing an explosion
1928 NK NK Mine No 2, Auchincruive John Nimmo Register of FAI - fall of stone from roof
1928 NK NK Roslin Colliery William Davidson Register of FAI - fall of material from the working face
1928 NK NK Fergushill Colliery Neil Campbell Andrew Register of FAI - brake lever of haulage engine breaking and striking him on chest
1928 NK NK Prestongrange Colliery John Winters Register of FAI - fall of stone from roof
1928 NK NK Auchlochan Colliery James Watson Register of FAI - blood poisoning following wounds to his hand in No 6 pit
Last Updated 1st January 2014