Series GR-0805 - Commission of Inquiry Into the Accident in the Number One Slope of South Wellington Coal Mines (1915)

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Commission of Inquiry Into the Accident in the Number One Slope of South Wellington Coal Mines (1915)

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GR-0805

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  • 1915 (Creation)
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    British Columbia. Commission of Inquiry Into the Accident in the Number One Slope of South Wellington Coal Mines (1915)

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Originals, 3 cm

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(1915)

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Appointed May 29, 1915; report dated July 27, 1915. Commissioner: Mr. Justice Denis Murphy, of the Supreme Court. The commission was appointed to inquire into the cause of and responsibility for the accident of February 9, 1915, in the No. 1 slope of the South Wellington Coal Mines, Vancouver Island, which caused the death of 19 miners. The inquiry and report included an examination of the plans, operation and history of the South Wellington mine.

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The commissioner, Supreme Court Justice Mr. Denis Murphy, was appointed 29 May 1915, to inquire into the February 1915 accident in the South Wellington mine which resulted in the deaths of nineteen miners. He was also directed to investigate the plans and workings of the mine. Commission records consist of correspondence, transcripts of evidence presented at the hearings, and original signed report which includes a history of the mine.

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Transferred from the Legislative Library, 1979.

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