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In February 1940, the roof of a section of the Proprietary Colliery began to crack leading to work in the mine being suspended. One miner was killed during the evacuation of the mine when caught in an outbreak of coal gas.
On 23 February 1940, R.C. Wilson (State Mining Engineer), J.S. Foxall (Assistant State Mining Engineer) and F.G. Forman (Government Geologist) were appointed Royal Commissioners to:
1) Inquire into and ascertain a) the cause of the recent "creep" at the Proprietary Coal Mine at Collie b) steps which may be taken for the prevention of similiar future occurrences, and c) any other matters relevant to the enquiry;
2) Examine and report upon the various matters enquired into; and
3) Make such recommendations as may seem fit in relation to any matters found as a result of the inquiry.
The Report of the Royal Commission was submitted on 3 May 1940.