This site is created In Memory of Philip Healey Ilkeston Mines Rescue 1954 – 1971
Between 1880 and 1910, over 1000 fatalities occurred every year in British coal mines.
An average of four miners killed and 517 injured every day.
In 1910 the national fatality figure rose to 1818 killed. Of these, 501 died in explosions, 658 through falls of ground, and 286 through haulage accidents.