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October Process Safety Beacon

Graham Marshall - Wednesday, October 02, 2013

This months Process Safety Beacon highlights the dangers associated with electrical equipment in coal mines.

The Beacon highlights how an electrical spark at the Senghenydd Colliery in Wales caused an underground explosion resulting in 439 miners losing their lives.

The explosion at Senghenydd on October 14th 1913 was the worst workplace disaster in the history of UK mining.

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the pit disaster.

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