A government report in April 1926 suggested half of the 38 victims were suffocated by the firedamp
A modern version of the Davy lamp is still used for firedamp
testing in UK coal mines.
The disaster was blamed on the ignition of coal dust following an explosion of firedamp
explosion occurred in a coal mine in northwestern province of Balikesir, where 17 people had died four years ago.
By 1960 the colliery employed 650 men producing 30,757 tonnes of coal with the constant danger of outbursts of coal and firedamp
from the deep anthracite seams, one ouburst claimed the lives of six miners in 1971.
Both explosions are thought to have been caused by firedamp
(methane) being ignited by a spark.
In the dim light of his safety lamp he thought he had found survivors sitting in a group but their lifelike ruddy complexions were caused by suffocation from the deadly firedamp
This particular method of photography was necessary for one vital reason: Firedamp
But while the healing process may begin anew in the weeks and months to come, today will be filled with memories of firedamp
and coal dust, and a powerful explosion that silently rocked the foundations of Six Bells.
The picks of the cutter struck pyrites, which caused sparks which ignited firedamp
( a mixture of methane gas and air.