chokedamp


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  • noun

Synonyms for chokedamp

the atmosphere in a mine following an explosion

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Heavier than air, chokedamp lingered in pockets and old workings not reached by the ventilation system, and which miners entered at some risk.
At the Primrose Colliery, near Pontardawe, in October 1858, 11 men, a 12-year-old boy and seven horses were killed by an invasion of chokedamp into the 'Old Machine Level'.
As well as providing a safe source of light, the lamp also detected both firedamp and chokedamp.
Most of the collieries were fairly shallow drifts and in them, because of anthracite's low volatility and slowness to oxidise, there was less danger from both firedamp and chokedamp.