Tragedy of mining

By August 12, 2013 July 5th, 2016 Histories, Industrial Heritage

Two silent pithead winding gears tower over the redbrick gable of the Bois de Cazier colliery near Charleroi. The colliery has now ceased operations but in August 1956 it was the site of one of the most tragic accidents in European mining history

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Currently ERIH presents over 1,000 sites in 45 European countries. Among these sites there are around 90 Anchor Points which build the virtual ERIH main route. On nineteen Regional Routes you can discover the industrial history of these landscapes in detail. All sites relate to thirteen European Theme Routes which show the diversity of European industrial history and their common roots.

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Find the Bois du Cazier in the MYC app or check out the online MYC Industrial Heritage Map