The Louis Frost Notes 1685 to 1962
Store Pit 1834 Explosion in No. 3 Store Pit 1836 Explosion in No. 3 Store Pit 1838 Explosion in No. 2 Store Pit 1839 Lost by fire Cage Pit 1858 Explosion Cage and Bye Pits 1861 Explosion Bye Pit 1863 Fire Cage Pit 1864 Explosion Bye Pit 1866 Explosion 1867 Fire 1867 Fire Foord Pit 1869 Explosion and Fire Forster Pit 1869 Pit on fire -- abandoned in 1870 Dalhousie Pit 1870 Pit lost by fire Cage Pit 1870 Part of Cage Pit lost by fire 1872 Fire in pit Foord Pit 1880 Explosion -- Foord Pit and Cage Pit lost McBean Mine 1885 Explosion in Mine (Vale Colliery) 13 lives lost Albion Mine 1888 Explosion in Albion Mine MacBean Mine 1889 Lost by fire Marsh Colliery 1892 Dynanite explosion -- 3 lives lost Foord Pit 1892 Pit closed due to fire English Slope 1896 Explosion - 2 boys killed, two injured Albion Mine 1909 Fire in Albion Mine -- no lives lost. 1910 Fire in Albion Mine -- no lives lost. 1913 Fire in Albion Mine -- no lives lost. Allan Mine 1914 Explosion in Mine. Two lives lost Drummond Mine 1913 Fire in Mine MacGregor Mine 1914 Fire in Mine; no lives lost Albion Mine 1917 Fire in Mine; no lives lost Allan Mine 1918 Explosion in Allan Shaft 1924 Explosion in Allan Shaft) 1924 Fire in Allan Shaft ) 4 lives lost Albion Mine 1925 Fire in mine; no lives lost Allan Mine l929 Feb. 10 Explosion at 9:00 P.M. Mine sealed Feb. 11 Explosion at 3:00 P.M. Mar. 27 Mine opened No loss of life. Albion Mine 1932 June 29 Fire -- Second top bord on No. 1 Balance Allan Mine 1932 Sept. 5 Fire and Explosion after mine sealed. No. 1 Balance, 1500 South East level. No loss of life Allan Mine 1935 Apr. 16 Explosion -- 1500 South East Main and Counter Levels -- 7 lives lost. Albion Mine 1945 July 21 Fire -- Airway between the Northwest Cage level and the bottom of the 300 foot sinking of the Albion Mine in the Cage Seam. Acadia No. 7 1944 --- Outbreak of fire on different parts of No. 3 Counter Bord -- 51,000 tons coal lost. May Fire believed to have originated in the Cage Seam above. July Smoke discovered on the counter level of the No. 7 side of the fire balance. Nov. 8 Smoke discovered issuing from a head on the No. 7 side of the stopping built in May. Allan Mine 1948 Apr. 28 Fire smell on No. 3½ Balance, No. 1 level, off the 350 Foord Balance. Sealed off. May 7 Strong fire smell outside these stoppings; moved 1,000 ft. out level and resealed. Allan Mine 1950 Apr. 28 Explosion at l200 S.E. Section. 7 workmen burned Dec. 9 No. 6 Balance, the inside workings of the 1500 S.E. was closed off due to fire smell. Albion Mine 1950 --- Sealed off the workings below No. 5 in this mine due to heating on No. 5½ longwall. Allan Mine 1951 June 18 Fire, 1500 S.E. Section; mine closed December, 1951 Albion Mine 1951 Dec. Section of Cage Seam sealed off because of heating McGregor Mine 1951 Sept. No. 5 Longwall sealed off due to fire breaking out on the bottom roadway. McGregor Mine 1952 Jan. 19 Balance of No. 7 West Section -- 19 lives lost. Nov. 6 No. 6 West Sinking pillar section closed off due to fire smell. McGregor Mine 1955 Jan. 21 No. 7 E. Sinking section closed off due to fire smell. McGregor Mine 1957 Jan. 22 Fire on No. 6 West Level. Mine abandoned and sealed off Feb. 5 Albion Mine 1955 Fire occurred in third seam during recovery of slope pillars, necessitating closing the colliery. All coal worked out.
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Last Modified: 98-03-21
Authored by: Louis Frost
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original document authored by Louis Frost for the Dominion Coal Company
on or around 1962. Nevertheless, no warranties are provided in any respect.
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