Series GR-0908 - Commission on the Beban Mine Disaster (1937)

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Commission on the Beban Mine Disaster (1937)

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  • 1937 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Commission on the Beban Mine Disaster (1937)

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1.5 cm of textual records

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Royal Commission approved by Order in Council No. 944 appointed on the 25th day of August, 1937. Report dated September 7, 1937. Commissioner: Ridgway R. Wilson, mining engineer, of Vancouver. The commissioner investigated circumstances leading up to and surrounding the flooding of Beban mine at Extension, Vancouver Island on 11 June 1937. The commission attempted to determine if negligence on the part of mine officials or government inspectors had led to the flooding and the subsequent deaths of three miners.

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This series consists of records of the Commission on the Beban Mine Disaster,1937. Commission records consist of transcripts of hearings and report.

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Transferred from the Legislative Library, 1979.


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These records are subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or other acts and access may be restricted. Please contact the BC Archives to determine the access status of these records.

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Accession number(s): GR-0908

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