SERIOUS COAL MINE ACCIDENT AT WESTPORT.
(by telegraph.) Wellington, June 7. A private telegram received in town, states that a serious accident has occurred at the Westport Colliery. The particulars to hand are very meagre ; but it appears that the mishap occurred on the incline by which coals are conveyed from the side of the mountain, where the works are situated, to the ship’s side. Damage to the extent of LI,OOO is said to have been caused, and one telegram being sent to the Company’s head office at Dunedin, a reply was sent ordering the works to be stopped at once, until the scene of accident had been inspected, and necessary stops taken in the matter.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 110, 8 June 1880
SERIOUS COAL MINE ACCIDENT AT WESTPORT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 110, 8 June 1880
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