Felling Colliery

, United Kingdom - Underground / Coal
The colliery was situated in Felling, Tyne and Wear, part of Gateshead, in what used to be County Durham. The accident was caused by ignition of firedamp, methane, which triggered a coal dust explosion. The explosion travelled through the galleries, and erupted from one of the shafts. The explosion took place at change-over time when two shifts were underground. 92 men were killed.

Mine Accidents that occured in this Mine

1812 Felling Colliery

Date: 25/05/1812
Mine: Felling Colliery
Mine Accident Type: Explosion / Coal Dust Explosion, Methane Explosion
Fatalities: 92