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Date Name Age Colliery Cause of Accident
01-01-1853 Thomas Hutchinson 25 Lower Elsecar Explosion of methane   22-12-1852
04-01-1853 Joseph Cookson   Victoria Timber fell down the shaft
14-01-1853 William Sowerey boy Wortley Fell down the shaft
21-02-1853 James Jowett   Heckmondwike Fall of roof
03-03-1853 Thomas Allan   Tinsley Park Crushed by the cage
07-03-1853 Samuel Skelton   Silkstone Explosion of methane
15-03-1853 William Leake   Rothwell Haigh Crushed by wagons on surface
05-04-1853 Francis Hew   Whiteley Wood Rope broke
07-04-1853 George Dixon   Birkinshaw Fell down the shaft
16-04-1853 David Linley   Wrenthorpe Fall of roof
21-04-1853 Reuben Craven   Northcliffe Fall of roof
04-05-1853 Samuel Lockwood   Clifton Piece of Iron fell down shaft
10-05-1853 George Northwood   Fieldhouse Fell down the shaft
13-05-1853 John Hinchcliffe   Whitwood
Fell down the shaft
01-06-1853 Thomas Pickles boy Quarryhouse Explosion of methane
02-06-1853 Thomas Illingworth   Fox Holes Explosion of methane
08-06-1853 Henry Hamshaw   Gildersome Explosion of methane 
01-06-1853 John Street   Parkgate Fall of coal
10-06-1853 Thomas Richardson   Rothwell Haigh Fall of roof
14-06-1853 Luke Hill   Lower Elsecar Fall of coal
20-06-1853 John Hiley boy Field House Explosion of methane
20-06-1853 John Haigh boy Field House Explosion of methane
24-06-1853 Thomas Garside boy Hunsworth Explosion of methane
24-06-1853 Joseph Lee boy Hunsworth Explosion of methane
28-06-1853 George Eyre   Hoyland Explosion of gunpowder
30-06-1853 George Earnshaw   Worsbrough Park Fall of coal
06-08-1853 Simon Riley   Roundwood Fell down the shaft
10-08-1853 John Woolston   Soaphouse Explosion of methane
26-08-1853 Hosea Thompson   Parkgate Fall of coal
27-08-1853 John Rhodes   Liley Clough Fall of roof
27-08-1853 Joseph Hinchcliffe   Bierley Fall of roof
08-09-1853 William Kaye   Mid Elsecar Fall of coal
29-09-1853 George Shaw   Warren Vale Fall of coal
07-10-1853 Henry Armitage   Victoria Fall of coal
08-10-1853 Enoch Ward   Rothwell Haigh Coal fell down the shaft
10-10-1853 Joseph Short   Swinton Explosion of methane
11-10-1853 James Truelove   Silkstone Fell down the shaft
18-10-1853 J Dunbar boy Waterloo Fell down the shaft
21-10-1853 Job Knighton   Fox Holes Fall of coal
22-10-1853 Thomas Steel   Wortley Fall of roof
23-10-1853 George Greenhill   Hunsworth Fell into winding machinery surface
29-10-1853 Samuel Oates boy Bierley Tub fell down shaft
12-11-1853 William Mortimer   Bierley Fall of roof
07-12-1853 David Hudson   Victoria Stone fell down the shaft
15-12-1853 F Barraclough   Brick Lane Fall of coal
22-12-1853 Thomas Payne   Hoyland Fall of coal
22-12-1853 George Allot   West Melton Rope broke
22-12-1853 J Law   West Melton Rope broke
27-12-1853 Charles Clough   Hunsworth Fall of roof
29-12-1853 Jonathan Swaine   Waterloo Rope broke
31-12-1853 Joseph Hemingway   Hollins Farm Explosion of methane
01-04-1854 Michael Leach   Worsbrough Park Fall of coal
01-04-1854 George Plawes   Owlet Fell down the shaft
06-01-1854 Benjamin Peel   Gildersome Corve fell down shaft
07-01-1854 John Moon   Middleton Crushed by a steam engine surface
12-01-1854 Handel   Adwalton area Fell down the shaft
19-01-1854 Jesse Falkner   Pontefract Lane Fell down the shaft
19-01-1854 Samuel Hurst   Waterloo Fall of roof
24-01-1854 Thomas Butterfield   Middleton Fell down the shaft
30-01-1854 Ralph Ainsworth   Kilnhurst Explosion of methane
11-02-1854 James H Thompson   Bierley Fall of roof
18-02-1854 William Shaw   Methley Bricks fell from shaft wall
02-03-1854 John North boy Sykes Fell down the shaft
02-03-1854 Henry Booth   Sykes Fell down the shaft
14-03-1854 James Morton   Oaks Fall of coal
16-03-1854 Mark Wood   Thorncliffe Corve fell down the shaft
17-03-1854 John Planer boy Victoria Crushed by tubs
20-03-1854 George Oxley   Holmes Fall of coal
22-03-1854 Thomas Bamforth   Mid Elsecar Fall of coal
23-03-1854 Robert Field boy Birkshall Fell down the shaft
24-03-1854 John Mitchell boy George Street Explosion of methane
29-03-1854 William Richardson   Manor Fell down the shaft
01-04-1854 Michael Leach   Worsbrough Park Fall of coal
01-04-1854 George Plawes   Owlet Fell down the shaft
19-04-1854 George Denton   Parkgate Fall of coal
19-04-1854 Benjamin Riley   Parkgate Fall of coal
12-01-1854 Handel   Adwalton area Fell down the shaft
03-05-1854 Thomas Scotton   Kilnhurst Fell down the shaft
04-05-1854 James Lund   Low Laiths Fell down the shaft
08-05-1854 Seth Page boy Ossett Manor Fall of roof
11-05-1854 Richard Soaphouse   Bingley Fall of coal
15-05-1854 Frank Cawthorn   Upper Elsecar Crushed by tubs
26-05-1854 James Wandless  16 Whitwood
Explosion of methane
26-05-1854 William Heptonstall boy St John’s Fell down the shaft
01-06-1854 George Atkinson   Bell Ing Fell down the shaft
03-06-1854 John Rodwell   Warren Vale Explosion of methane
03-06-1854 James Scoles   Warren Vale Explosion of methane
17-06-1854 George Green   Wyke Wood fell down the shaft
20-06-1854 William Hansin boy Wyke Fell down the shaft
21-06-1854 Frank Haigh   Homes Fall of coal
21-06-1854 Joseph Burnell   Altofts Fall of coal
22-06-1854 Noah Ely 52 Lundhill Explosion of methane
22-06-1854 James Batty 32 Lundhill Explosion of methane
22-06-1854 Mathew Thompson 50 Lundhill Explosion of methane
22-06-1854 Thomas Jackson 48 Lundhill Explosion of methane
22-06-1854 William Davis 32 Lundhill Explosion of methane
18-07-1854 Joseph Barnall   Normanton area Fall of roof 05-04-1854
18-07-1854 Isaac Barker   Seacroft area Run over by a loco on the surface
29-07-1854 William Stead   Sykes Fall of roof
07-08-1854 Thomas Barber   Pitsmoor Fell down the shaft
12-08-1854 John Smith   Wortley Overcome by blackdamp
22-08-1854 James Batty 25 Lundhill Explosion of methane
22-08-1854 William  Davies 50 Lundhill Explosion of methane
22-08-1854 W Davy   Lundhill Explosion of methane
22-08-1854 N Heeley   Lundhill Explosion of methane
22-08-1854 William Hulse 30 Lundhill Explosion of methane
22-08-1854 W Moseley   Lundhill Explosion of methane
22-08-1854 Mathew Pollard 50 Lundhill Explosion of methane
c28-08-1854 Samuel Barraclough   Adwalton Fell down the shaft
01-08-1854 Joseph Morris   Cumberworth Fell down the shaft
20-09-1854 William Ellsworth   Beeston Royds Explosion of gunpowder
21-09-1854 Samuel Stead boy Cross Green Fall of roof
01-10-1854 Robert Allen   Soothill Fall of roof
03-10-1854 William Marsh boy Bell Ing Explosion of methane
06-10-1854 William Simpson   Garforth Fall of roof
19-10-1854 Charles Thawley boy Hand Lane Fell down the shaft
23-10-1854 Jeremiah Parkinson   Victoria Explosion of methane
24-10-1854 Jesse Mortimer   Brick Lane Fall of roof
25-10-1854 Thomas Eppy   Victoria Fall of roof
11-11-1854 J Runder   Newmarket Explosion of methane
11-11-1854 William Blackburn   Newmarket Explosion of methane
11-11-1854 John Chadwick   Newmarket Explosion of methane
11-11-1854 Richard Chadwick   Newmarket Explosion of methane
11-11-1854 William  Chadwick   Newmarket Explosion of methane
11-11-1854 P Palmer   Newmarket Explosion of methane
10-12-1854 Joseph Ripley   Emroyd Fell down the shaft
11-12-1854 James Arandale   Howlett Hall Fell down the shaft
11-12-1854 Patrick Burke boy High Field Fell down the shaft
14-12-1854 W Shaw   Bierley Fall of roof
14-12-1854 J Hill boy Bierley Fall of roof
23-12-1854 Joseph Moore   Winter Hill Stone fell down the shaft
27-12-1854 John Heale boy Batley Explosion of methane
31-12-1854 Joseph Atkinson boy Garforth Crushed by tubs
04-01-1855 James Bulman   Brown Moor Fall of coal
13-01-1855 Joseph Pickard   Kippax Boiler burst underground
13-01-1855 Robert Biscomb   Kippax Boiler burst underground
13-01-1855 Ralph Stocks   Victoria Explosion of methane
18-01-1855 George Clegg   Grange Crushed by wagon on the surface
19-01-1855 John Sharp   Bradshaw Lane Fall of roof
21-01-1855 Stephen Jessop   Upper Elsecar Fall of coal
24-01-1855 William Goodison   Holmes Fall of roof
08-02-1855 Edward Hudson   Castle Explosion of methane
10-02-1855 Thomas Shepherd   Strafford Fell down the shaft
15-02-1855 Joseph Cawthra   Harp Bottom Fall of coal
16-02-1855 James Cochrane   Churwell Winding chain broke
24-02-1855 Michael Gower   Manor Crushed by the cage
24-02-1855 J Hinchcliffe boy Howley Park Fall of roof
27-02-1855 Henry Parrott   High Royd Fall of coal
19-03-1855 John Goodall boy 11 Garforth
Explosion of methane
17-04-1855 Jesse Rowley   Newton Fall of roof
20-04-1855 James Thompson   High Royd Fall of coal
21-04-1855 Thomas Holgate   Binns Bottom Suffocated by powder fumes
08-05-1855 Samuel Healey   Heckmondwike Fell down the shaft
15-05-1855 Kershaw Barker boy Hebden Dale Fall of roof
16-05-1855 Moses Priestley   Tong Fall of roof
18-05-1855 Joseph Tempest   Daisy Hill Fall of roof
01-06-1855 James Heys   Waterloo Explosion of methane
14-06-1855 Mark Wilkinson   Strafford Rope broke
15-06-1855 Jabez Page boy Clifton Fell down the shaft
16-07-1855 Samuel Sweeting   Flockton Victoria Fell down the shaft
17-07-1855 Henry Oldfield boy Soap House Fell down the shaft
17-07-1855 Henry Bellamy boy Soap House Fell down the shaft
27-07-1855 Richard Long boy Tong Fell down the shaft
31-07-1855 Thomas Froggett   St John’s Rope broke
03-08-1855 William Norbome   Eagle Caught in machinery
08-08-1855 William Hartley   Baine Lane Fall of roof
08-08-1855 John Hutchinson   Birley Explosion of methane
11-08-1855 Jonathan Bedford   St John’s Fall of roof
14-12-1855 J Hill boy Bierley Fall of roof
23-12-1855 Joseph Moore   Winter Hill Stone fell down the shaft
27-12-1855 John Heale boy Batley Explosion of methane
23-12-1855 Joseph Moore   Winter Hill Stone fell down the shaft
27-12-1855 John Healey boy Batley Explosion of methane
31-12-1855 Joseph Atkinson boy Garforth Crushed by tubs
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