History of Mine Safety in the 1800s (Primarily UK) - Significant Events and Inquiries

1812 Explosion at Felling Colliery

1813 Sunderland Society 1st of October 1813

1815 Sir Humphrey Davy - Flame Safety Lamp (Davy Lamp)

1835 Commission on the Accidents in Coal Mines

1838 Huskar Colliery Inrush

1842 Childrens Employment Commission

1842 First Mine Safety Legislation

1842 South Shields Committee Report on Accidents in Coal Mines


1850 Coal Mines Inspection Act

1852 Royal Commision