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Great Pit Disasters
Helen Duckham
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Jerry Smith
Jan 20, 2010 Jerry Smith rated it liked it
Shelves: disasters, 2010-read
Written in 1973 I think it was, but the events discussed are all UK mining disasters from the 19th and early 20th century so there isn't much to date.

Several pivotal UK mining tragedies are covered including the country's worst, the Sengenhydd explosion in 1913. The stories are depressing but seem to come (as they do) from a different era. Life was essentially cheap and the risks accepted. Even the worst disasters only precipitated change very slowly.

The main risks of major calamity in mines was
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