Story: Coal and coal mining

Westport Coal Company rescue team, 1930s

Westport Coal Company rescue team, 1930s

The constant danger of mining accidents encouraged the formation of trained rescue squads, such as this group at Denniston, and led the industry to develop its own codes of practice.

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Alan Sherwood and Jock Phillips, 'Coal and coal mining - Mining accidents', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/7457/westport-coal-company-rescue-team-1930s (accessed 4 August 2021)

Story by Alan Sherwood and Jock Phillips, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 14 Apr 2021, updated 1 Sep 2016