Westray Mine
Public Inquiry
Commission


Master Index to the Transcript




Below is the Master Index to the Transcript of the
Westray Mine Public Inquiry Commission hearings,
conducted in Stellarton, Nova Scotia,
6 November 1995 to 22 July 1996.


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Westray Mine Public Inquiry
Index to the Transcript

Days 1-9

DATE and WITNESS PAGE DAY
6 November 1995 Day 1
Opening remarks by the Commissioner 3 1
Opening remarks by Mr. Merrick 24 1
Mr. Thomas Smales
expert — Mining Engineer
 
Examination by Mr. Merrick 35 1
7 November 1995 Day 2
Examination by Commissioner 183 2
Examination by Mr. Merrick 186 2
8 November 1995 Day 3
Examination by Commissioner 380 3
Examination by Mr. Roberts 383 3
Examination by Mr. Wells 413 3
Examination by Mr. Traves 421 3
Examination by Mr. Merrick 451 3
Examination by Commissioner 455 3
Mr. Merrick — background information 456 3
Mr. Adrian Golbey
expert — Mine Planning
 
Examination by Mr. Merrick 467 3
9 November 1995 Day 4
Examination by Commissioner 577 4
Examination by Mr. Merrick 579 4
14 November 1995 Day 5
Examination by Mr. Merrick 748 5
Examination by Mr. Larkin 807 5
Examination by Mr. Wells 905 5
Examination by Mr. Hebert 916 5
Discussion 940 5
15 November 1995 Day 6
Discussion by Commissioner and others 956 6
Examination by Mr. Endres 958 6
Examination by Mr. Merrick 1176 6
16 November 1995 Day 7
Dr. Miklos Salamon
expert — Rock Mechanics
 
Examination by Mr. Merrick 1185 7
Comments by Commissioner 1237 7
20 November 1995 Day 8
Comments by Commissioner re
Coal Dust Explosion Demonstration
1364 8
Dr. Malcolm McPherson
expert — Mine Ventilation
 
Examination by Mr. Merrick 1365 8
21 November 1995 Day 9
Examination by Commissioner 1542 9
Examination by Mr. Merrick 1545 9



Westray Mine Public Inquiry
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Days 10-19

DATE and WITNESS PAGE DAY
22 November 1995 Day 10
Examination by Commissioner 1715 10
Examination by Mr. Merrick 1716 10
Examination by Mr. Roberts 1756 10
Examination by Mr. Hebert 1788 10
Examination by Mr. Wilson 1820 10
23 November 1995 Day 11
Examination by Mr. Merrick 1907 11
Examination by Commissioner 1926 11
Mr. F. Reginald Brookes
expert — Coal Dust
 
Examination by Mr. Merrick 1930 11
Examination by Mr. Roberts 2039 11
Examination by Mr. Hebert 2040 11
Examination by Mr. Rafuse 2049 11
Examination by Mr. Endres 2050 11
Examination by Mr. Merrick 2055 11
27 November 1995 Day 12
Mr. John Bossert
expert — Explosive Atmospheres
 
Examination by Mr. Merrick 2062 12
Examination by Mr. Roberts 2192 12
Examination by Mr. Ross 2202 12
Examination by Mr. Wells 2210 12
Examination by Mr. Wilson 2216 12
Examination by Commissioner 2222 12
Examination by Mr. Merrick 2223 12
28 November 1995 Day 13
Mr. Paul Amyotte
expert — Dust Explosions
 
Examination by Mr. Merrick 2229 13
Examination by Mr. Roberts 2302 13
Examination by Mr. Hebert 2313 13
Examination by Mr. Wells 2335 13
Examination by Mr. Wilson 2340 13
Examination by Commissioner 2360 13
Examination by Mr. Merrick 2362 13
8 January 1996 Day 14
Dr. Miklos Salamon
expert — Rock Mechanics
 
Examination by Mr. Merrick 2372 14
Examination by Mr. Roberts 2478 14
Examination by Mr. Hebert 2491 14
Examination by Mr. McArthur 2513 14
Examination by Mr. Wells 2518 14
Examination by Mr. Traves 2524 14
9 January 1996 Day 15
Examination by Mr. Traves 2569 15
Examination by Mr. Merrick 2747 15
10 January 1996 Day 16
Mr. Donald Mitchell
expert — Mine Fires and Explosions
 
Examination by Mr. Merrick 2785 16
11 January 1996 Day 17
Examination by Mr. Merrick 2983 17
Examination by Mr. Roberts 3097 17
15 January 1996 Day 18
Examination by Mr. Merrick 3128 18
Examination by Mr. Hebert 3133 18
Examination by Mr. Wilson 3167 18
Examination by Mr. Merrick 3228 18
Mr. Andrew D. Liney
expert — Mine Ventilation
 

Note: In the testimony of this witness, as shown in the
Official Transcript, there are several references to
KPA”.  This is a repetitive error in the transcript.
When rendered correctly, this term is “kPa” – the
standard short symbol for “kilopascal” or “kilopascals”,
the modern unit of pressure.  In Canada in the 1970s,
the “pascal” (Pa) replaced the old pressure units
such as “pounds per square inch” (psi).

Examination by Mr. Merrick 3266 18
16 January 1996 Day 19
Examination by Mr. Merrick 3372 19
Examination by Mr. Roberts 3596 19
Examination by Mr. Hebert 3623 19
Examination by Mr. McArthur 3667 19
Examination by Mr. Wells 3676 19



Westray Mine Public Inquiry
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Days 20-29

DATE and WITNESS PAGE DAY
17 January 1996 Day 20
Examination by Mr. Endres 3691 20
Examination by Mr. Merrick 3888 20
Mr. Wayne Cheverie
Westray Miner
 
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 3909 20
18 January 1996 Day 21
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 3988 21
Examination by Mr. Roberts 4042 21
Examination by Mr. Hebert 4054 21
Examination by Mr. MacArthur 4066 21
Examination by Mr. Burchell 4070 21
Examination by Mr. Traves 4075 21
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 4090 21
Examination by Commissioner 4093 21
Mr. Michael Franks
Westray Miner
 
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 4095 21
22 January 1996 Day 22
Examination by Mr. Roberts 4198 22
Examination by Mr. Hebert 4211 22
Examination by Mr. MacArthur 4223 22
Examination by Mr. Wells 4230 22
Examination by Mr. Wilson 4233 22
Mr. Ray Savidge
Westray Miner
 
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 4247 22
Examination by Mr. Roberts 4379 22
Examination by Mr. Hebert 4387 22
Examination by Mr. MacArthur 4399 22
Examination by Mr. Wells 4406 22
Examination by Mr. Wilson 4408 22
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 4421 22
Examination by Commissioner 4422 22
23 January 1996 Day 23
Mr. Harvey Martin
Westray Miner
 
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 4428 23
Examination by Mr. Roberts 4519 23
Examination by Mr. Hebert 4529 23
Examination by Mr. Wells 4540 23
Examination by Mr. Wilson 4548 23
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 4561 23
Mr. Clive Bardauskas
Westray Miner
 
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 4564 23
Examination by Mr. Roberts 4667 23
Examination by Mr. Hebert 4675 23
Examination by Mr. Wells 4687 23
Examination by Mr. Traves 4692 23
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 4702 23
Examination by Commissioner 4705 23
24 January 1996 Day 24

Comment by the COMMISSIONER I might say before
we start, for those of you who are interested in
statistics or trivia, that as of the end of this day
we will have exceeded the one million mark in
words of transcript or words of testimony.

Mr. Leonard Bonner
Westray Miner
 
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 4710 24
Examination by Mr. Roberts 4802 24
Examination by Mr. Hebert 4815 24
Examination by Mr. MacArthur 4823 24
Examination by Mr. Wells 4827 24
Examination by Mr. Endres 4831 24
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 4848 24
Examination by Commissioner 4854 24
Mr. Edward Estabrooks
Westray Miner
 
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 4858 24
Examination by Mr. Roberts 4908 24
Examination by Mr. Hebert 4913 24
Examination by Mr. MacArthur 4921 24
Examination by Mr. Wells 4924 24
Examination by Mr. Endres 4927 24
25 January 1996 Day 25
Mr. Wyman Gosbee
Westray Miner
 
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 4949 25
Examination by Mr. Roberts 5034 25
Examination by Mr. Hebert 5044 25
Examination by Mr. MacArthur 5055 25
Examination by Mr. Wells 5062 25
Examination by Mr. Traves 5065 25
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 5076 25
Mr. Steven Cyr
Westray Miner
 
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 5087 25
Examination by Mr. Roberts 5155 25
Examination by Mr. Hebert 5163 25
Examination by Mr. Wells 5177 25
Examination by Mr. Wilson 5182 25
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 5198 25
5 February 1996 Day 26
Mr. Jonathan Knock
Westray Miner
 
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 5208 26
Examination by Mr. Roberts 5296 26
Examination by Mr. Hebert 5305 26
Examination by Ms. Gillis 5317 26
Examination by Mr. Wells 5318 26
Examination by Mr. Traves 5322 26
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 5330 26
Mr. Edward Deane
Westray Miner
 
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 5334 26
Examination by Mr. Roberts 5399 26
Examination by Mr. Hebert 5410 26
Examination by Mr. Wells 5421 26
Examination by Mr. Traves 5423 26
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 5439 26
Examination by Commissioner 5441 26
6 February 1996 Day 27
Mr. John Lanceleve
Westray Miner
 
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 5447 27
Examination by Mr. Roberts 5565 27
Examination by Mr. Wells 5583 27
Examination by Mr. Wilson 5589 27
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 5599 27
Examination by Commissioner 5605 27
Mr. Douglas MacLeod
Westray Miner
 
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 5607 27
Examination by Mr. Roberts 5707 27
Examination by Mr. Hebert 5715 27
Examination by Mr. Wells 5730 27
Examination by Mr. Wilson 5733 27
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 5749 27
7 February 1996 Day 28
Mr. Shaun Comish
Westray Miner
 
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 5758 28
Examination by Mr. Roberts 5850 28
Examination by Mr. Hebert 5864 28
Examination by Mr. MacArthur 5874 28
Examination by Mr. Wells 5881 28
Examination by Mr. Endres 5886 28
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 5910 28
Examination by Commissioner 5915 28
Mr. Aaron Conklin
Westray Miner
 
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 5921 28
Examination by Mr. Roberts 5979 28
Examination by Mr. Hebert 5987 28
Examination by Mr. MacArthur 5998 28
Examination by Mr. Wells 6002 28
Examination by Mr. Endres 6008 28
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 6022 28
8 February 1996 Day 29
Mr. Matthew Sears and
Mr. Ronald MacDonnell
Westray Miners
 
Mr. Sears
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell
6040 29
Mr. MacDonnell
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell
6042 29
Mr. Sears
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell
6045 29
Mr. MacDonnell
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell
6067 29
Mr. Sears
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell
6081 29
Mr. MacDonnell
Examination by Mr. Roberts
6083 29
Mr. Sears
Examination by Mr. Roberts
6090 29
Mr. MacDonnell
Examination by Mr. Hebert
6092 29
Mr. Sears
Examination by Mr. Hebert
6097 29
Mr. MacDonnell
Examination by Mr. MacArthur
6100 29
Mr. Sears
Examination by Mr. MacArthur
6102 29
Mr. Sears
Examination by Mr. Wells
6106 29
Mr. MacDonnell
Examination by Mr. Wells
6109 29
Mr. MacDonnell
Examination by Mr. Wilson
6111 29
Mr. Sears
Examination by Mr. Wilson
6122 29
Mr. MacDonnell
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell
6126 29
Mr. Carl Guptill
Westray Miner
 
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 6128 29
Examination by Mr. Roberts 6239 29
Examination by Mr. Hebert 6246 29
Examination by Mr. Wells 6256 29
Examination by Mr. Wilson 6262 29
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 6278 29



Westray Mine Public Inquiry
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Days 30-39

DATE and WITNESS PAGE DAY
12 February 1996 Day 30
Mr. William "Buddy" Robinson
Westray Miner
 
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 6284 30
Examination by Mr. Roberts 6428 30
Examination by Mr. Hebert 6441 30
Examination by Mr. Traves 6452 30
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 6465 30
Examination by Commissioner 6469 30
Mr. David Sample
Westray Miner
 
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 6471 30
Examination by Mr. Roberts 6518 30
Examination by Mr. Hebert 6525 30
Examination by Mr. Wells 6528 30
Examination by Mr. Traves 6533 30
Examination by Commissioner 6543 30
13 February 1996 Day 31
Mr. David Matthews
Westray Miner
 
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 6550 31
Examination by Mr. Roberts 6621 31
Examination by Mr. Hebert 6628 31
Examination by Mr. Wells 6635 31
Examination by Mr. Endres 6640 31
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 6659 31
Mr. Richard "Rick" Mitchell
Westray Miner
 
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 6662 31
Examination by Mr. Roberts 6799 31
Examination by Mr. Hebert 6812 31
Examination by Mr. Endres 6826 31
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 6845 31
Examination by Commissioner 6847 31
14 February 1996 Day 32
Submission — Mr. Hebert 6854 32
Decision by the Commissioner
to move the Inquiry to Halifax
6866 32
Comments — Ms. Colleen Bell
objecting to moving the Inquiry
6871 32
Mr. Gordon Ferguson,
Mr. Murray Dunbar,
Ms. Monica Thomson
Monitoring Room Operators
Westray Mine
 
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 6876 32
Examination by Mr. Roberts 6950 32
Examination by Mr. Hebert 6956 32
Examination by Mr. MacArthur 6967 32
Examination by Mr. Wells 6973 32
Examination by Mr. Wilson 6979 32
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 6993 32
Examination by Commissioner 6997 32
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 6998 32
Mr. Thomas MacKay
Westray Miner
 
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 7001 32
Examination by Mr. Roberts 7088 32
Examination by Mr. Hebert 7099 32
Examination by Mr. MacArthur 7101 32
Examination by Mr. Wells 7103 32
Examination by Mr. Wilson 7110 32
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 7132 32
20 February 1996 Day 33
Mr. Randy Facette
Westray Miner
 
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 7139 33
Examination by Mr. Roberts 7257 33
Examination by Mr. Hebert 7268 33
Examination by Mr. MacArthur 7281 33
Examination by Mr. Wells 7284 33
Examination by Mr. Wilson 7289 33
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 7309 33
Examination by Commissioner 7315 33
18 March 1996 Day 34
Mr. Kevin Atherton
Westray Mine Senior Mining Engineer
 
Examination by Mr. Merrick 7321 34
19 March 1996 Day 35
Examination by Mr. Merrick 7498 35
Examination by Mr. Roberts 7504 35
Examination by Mr. Hebert 7524 35
Examination by Mr. MacArthur 7561 35
Examination by Mr. Wells 7569 35
Examination by Mr. Traves 7578 35
Examination by Mr. Merrick 7616 35
Examination by Commissioner 7626 35
Mr. Fraser Agnew
Westray Mine Overman
 
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 7629 35
20 March 1996 Day 36
Mr. Donald Dooley
Westray Mine Overman
 
Examination by Mr. Merrick 7744 36
21 March 1996 Day 37
Mr. Fraser Agnew
Westray Mine Overman
 
Examination by Mr. Roberts 8009 37
Examination by Mr. Hebert 8025 37
Examination by Mr. MacArthur 8055 37
Examination by Mr. Wells 8062 37
Examination by Mr. Wilson 8074 37
Examination by Mr. Kevin MacDonald 8111 37
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 8114 37
Mr. Donald Dooley
Westray Mine Overman
 
Examination by Mr. Merrick 8124 37
Examination by Mr. Roberts 8212 37
Examination by Mr. Hebert 8228 37
Examination by Mr. MacArthur 8260 37
Examination by Mr. Wells 8271 37
Examination by Commissioner 8285 37
25 March 1996 Day 38
Examination by Mr. Wilson 8291 38
Examination by Mr. Blaise MacDonald 8341 38
Examination by Mr. Merrick 8346 38
Mr. James Dooley
Westray Mine Overman
 
Examination by Mr. Merrick 8366 38
26 March 1996 Day 39
Examination by Mr. Merrick 8536 39
Examination by Mr. Roberts 8712 39
Examination by Mr. Wells 8726 39
Examination by Mr. Hebert 8738 39
Examination by Mr. MacArthur 8767 39



Westray Mine Public Inquiry
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Days 40-49

DATE and WITNESS PAGE DAY
27 March 1996 Day 40
Mr. Arden Thompson
Westray Mine Geologist
 
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 8776 40
Examination by Mr. Roberts 8912 40
Examination by Mr. Hebert 8932 40
Examination by Mr. MacArthur 8959 40
Examination by Mr. Wells 8963 40
Examination by Mr. Wilson 8966 40
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 8995 40
Examination by Commissioner 9001 40
Mr. William A. MacCulloch
Westray Mine Training Officer
 
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 9006 40
28 March 1996 Day 41
Mr. James Dooley
Westray Mine Overman
 
Examination by Mr. Endres 9035 41
Examination by Mr. Blaise MacDonald 9109 41
Examination by Mr. Merrick 9123 41
Mr. William A. MacCulloch
Westray Mine Training Officer
 
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 9139 41
Examination by Mr. Roberts 9248 41
1 April 1996 Day 42
Mr. Bryce Capstick
Westray Mine Overman
 
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 9279 42
Examination by Mr. Roberts 9404 42
Examination by Mr. Hebert 9419 42
Examination by Mr. MacArthur 9440 42
Examination by Mr. Wells 9453 42
Examination by Mr. Traves 9464 42
Examinaton by Ms. J. Campbell 9485 42
Examination by Commissioner 9490 42
2 April 1996 Day 43
Mr. Stephen Hunt
British Columbia
Consultant, Reform of Coal Mining
 
Examination by Mr. Roberts 9497 43
Examination by Mr. Hebert 9537 43
Examination by Mr. Wells 9552 43
Examination by Mr. Wilson 9562 43
Examination by Commissioner 9579 43
3 April 1996 Day 44
Mr. Robert Burchell
Union Organizer
United Mine Workers of Canada
 
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 9590 44
Examination by Mr. Roberts 9711 44
Examination by Mr. Hebert 9718 44
Examination by Mr. Wells 9739 44
Examination by Mr. Endres 9746 44
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 9782 44
Examination by Commissioner 9784 44
4 April 1996 Day 45
Mr. Jeffrey Yeo
Westray Mine, engineer-in-training
Wash Plant, Control Room,
Conveyor Belts
 
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 9789 45
Examination by Mr. Roberts 9869 45
Examination by Mr. Hebert 9877 45
Examination by Mr. MacArthur 9890 45
Examination by Mr. Wells 9897 45
Examination by Mr. Traves 9900 45
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 9903 45
Examination by Commissioner 9906 45
9 April 1996 Day 46
Mr. Robert Naylor
Coal Geologist
Nova Scotia Department
of Natural Resources
 
Examination by Mr. Merrick 9915 46
Examination by Mr. Wells 10032 46
Examination by Mr. Hebert 10037 46
Examination by Mr. Roberts 10053 46
Examination by Mr. Merrick 10064 46
Mr. Kevin Gillis
Geologist
Nova Scotia Department
of Natural Resources
 
Examination by Mr. Merrick 10070 46
10 April 1996 Day 47
Examination by Mr. Traves 10134 47
Examination by Mr. Wells 10143 47
Examination by Mr. Hebert 10147 47
Examination by Mr. Roberts 10158 47
Examination by Mr. Merrick 10164 47
Examination by Commissioner 10170 47
Mr. John Campbell
Manager, Mining Engineering
Nova Scotia Department
of Mines and Energy
 
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 10175 47
Examination by Mr. Traves 10312 47
Examination by Mr. Wells 10319 47
Examination by Mr. MacArthur 10325 47
Examination by Mr. Hebert 10332 47
Examination by Mr. Roberts 10343 47
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 10353 47
11 April 1996 Day 48
Mr. William MacCulloch
Westray Mine Training Officer
 
Examination by Mr. Hebert 10359 48
Examination by Mr. Wells 10375 48
Examination by Mr. MacArthur 10386 48
Examination by Mr. Wilson 10395 48
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 10405 48
Examination by Commissioner 10416 48
Dr. Donald Jones
Director of Mines
and Energy Utilization
Nova Scotia Department
of Mines and Energy
 
Examination by Mr. Merrick 10424 48
29 April 1996 Day 49
Comments by Commissioner re Mr. Phillips 10576 49
Mr. Alan Craven
Vice-President and General Manager
Associated Mining Consultants Limited
 
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 10580 49
Examination by Mr. Roberts 10660 49
Examination by Mr. Hebert 10671 49
Examination by Mr. MacArthur 10686 49
Examination by Mr. Traves 10688 49
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 10702 49
Mr. Brian West
Assistant General Manager
Bank of Nova Scotia
 
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 10704 49
Examination by Mr. Roberts 10764 49
Examination by Mr. Hebert 10774 49
Examination by Mr. Traves 10781 49
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 10786 49
Examination by Commissioner 10787 49



Westray Mine Public Inquiry
Index to the Transcript

Days 50-59

DATE and WITNESS PAGE DAY
30 April 1996 Day 50
Dr. Donald Jones
Director of Mines
and Energy Utilization
Nova Scotia Department
of Mines and Energy
 
Examination by Mr. Merrick 10795 50
Examination by Mr. Wells 10987 50
Examination by Mr. MacArthur 10997 50
Examination by Mr. Hebert 11007 50
Examination by Mr. Roberts 11025 50
Examination by Commissioner 11044 50
Examination by Mr. Merrick 11044 50
1 May 1996 Day 51
Mr. Patrick Phelan
Executive Director
Minerals and Energy Branch
Nova Scotia Department
of Natural Resources
 
Examination by Mr. Merrick 11055 51
2 May 1996 Day 52
Dr. Thomas David Brown
Director, CANMET
Nova Scotia Department
of Natural Resources
 
Examination by Mr. Merrick 11253 52
Examination by Mr. Endres 11325 52
Examination by Mr. Hebert 11350 52
Examination by Mr. Roberts 11363 52
Examination by Mr. Colin Campbell 11371 52
Examination by Mr. Merrick 11372 52
Examination by Commissioner 11375 52
Mr. Patrick Phelan
Executive Director
Minerals and Energy Branch
Nova Scotia Department
of Natural Resources
 
Examination by Mr. Merrick 11377 52
3 May 1996 Day 53
Examination by Mr. Merrick 11441 53
Examination by Mr. Wilson 11568 53
Examination by Mr. Hebert 11574 53
Examination by Mr. Roberts 11598 53
Examination by Mr. Merrick 11622 53
6 May 1996 Day 54
Mr. John Mullally
Deputy Minister
Nova Scotia Department
of Natural Resources
 
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 11637 54
Examination by Mr. Traves 11812 54
Examination by Mr. Wells 11817 54
Examination by Mr. Hebert 11824 54
Examination by Mr. Roberts 11838 54
Mr. Albert McLean
Mines Inspector
Nova Scotia Department of Labour
 
Examination by Mr. Merrick 11846 54
7 May 1996 Day 55
Examination by Mr. Merrick 11889 55
8 May 1996 Day 56
Examination by Mr. Merrick 12129 56
Examination by Commissioner 12198 56
Examination by Mr. Merrick 12200 56
Examination by Mr. Burchell 12325 56
13 May 1996 Day 57
Examination by Mr. Merrick 12358 57
Examination by Mr. Wilson 12515 57
Examination by Mr. Wells 12527 57
Examination by Mr. Hebert 12535 57
Examination by Mr. Roberts 12574 57
Examination by Mr. Merrick 12609 57
14 May 1996 Day 58
Mr. John Smith
Mines Inspector, Electrical
Nova Scotia Department of Labour
 
Examination by Mr. Merrick 12625 58
15 May 1996 Day 59
Examination by Mr. Merrick 12834 59
Examination by Mr. Traves 13039 59
Examination by Mr. Wells 13051 59



Westray Mine Public Inquiry
Index to the Transcript

Days 60-69

DATE and WITNESS PAGE DAY
16 May 1996 Day 60
Examination by Mr. MacArthur 13069 60
Examination by Mr. Hebert 13090 60
Examination by Mr. Roberts 13121 60
Examination by Mr. Merrick 13153 60
Mr. Frederick Doucette
Mine Rescue Instructor/Inspector
Nova Scotia Department of Labour
 
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 13169 60
21 May 1996 Day 61
Mr. Harry Rogers
Deputy Minister
Canada Department of Industry, Ottawa
 
Examination by Mr. Merrick 13317 61
Examination by Commissioner 13499 61
Examination by Mr. Merrick 13501 61
22 May 1996 Day 62
Examination by Mr. Colin Campbell 13506 62
Examination by Mr. Wells 13507 62
Examination by Mr. MacArthur 13509 62
Examination by Mr. Hebert 13513 62
Examination by Mr. Roberts 13527 62
Examination by Mr. Traves 13533 62
Examination by Mr. Merrick 13541 62
Examination by Commissioner 13556 62
Mr. Frederick Doucette
Mine Rescue Instructor/Inspector
Nova Scotia Department of Labour
 
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 13558 62
Examination by Mr. Wilson 13621 62
Examination by Mr. MacArthur 13628 62
Examination by Mr. Wells 13633 62
Examination by Mr. Hebert 13639 62
Examination by Mr. Roberts 13657 62
Examination by Commissioner 13671 62
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 13672 62
Mr. Claude White
Director of Mine Safety
Nova Scotia Department of Labour
 
Examination by Mr. Merrick 13674 62
23 May 1996 Day 63
Examination by Mr. Merrick 13751 63
24 May 1996 Day 64
Examination by Mr. Merrick 14024 64
Examination by Ms. Gillis 14135 64
Examination by Mr. Wells 14136 64
Examination by Mr. MacArthur 14149 64
Examination by Mr. Hebert 14156 64
Examination by Mr. Roberts 14190 64
Examination by Mr. Merrick 14219 64
Examination by Commissioner 14240 64
27 May 1996 Day 65
Mr. Elmer MacKay
Member of Parliament
for Central Nova
 
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 14250 65
Examination by Mr. Wells 14357 65
Examination by Mr. Hebert 14361 65
Examination by Mr. Roberts 14380 65
Examination by Mr. Colin Campbell 14386 65
28 May 1996 Day 66
Mr. Donald Cameron
Minister, Economic Development
and Premier,
Province of Nova Scotia
 
Opening Address by Mr. Cameron 14394 66
Examination by Mr. Merrick 14433 66
29 May 1996 Day 67
Examination by Mr. Merrick 14659 67
Examination by Mayor Porter 14791 67
Examination by Mr. Wells 14807 67
Examination by Mr. Hebert 14826 67
Examination by Mr. Roberts 14860 67
Examination by Mr. Merrick 14893 67
30 May 1996 Day 68
Senator John Buchanan
Premier, Province of Nova Scotia
 
Examination by Mr. Merrick 14905 68
Examination by Mr. Wells 15016 68
Examination by Mr. Hebert 15025 68
Examination by Mr. Roberts 15042 68
10 June 1996 Day 69
Mr. Jack Noonan
Executive Director
Occupational Health and Safety
Nova Scotia Department of Labour
 
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 15058 69
Examination by Mr. Wells 15172 69
Examination by Mr. Hebert 15184 69
Examination by Mr. Roberts 15198 69
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 15210 69
Examination by Commissioner 15215 69
Mr. Hugh R. Macdonald
Deputy Minister
Nova Scotia Department of Labour
 
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 15217 69



Westray Mine Public Inquiry
Index to the Transcript

Days 70-77

DATE and WITNESS PAGE DAY
11 June 1996 Day 70
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 15275 70
Examination by Mr. Wells 15288 70
Examination by Mr. Hebert 15300 70
Examination by Mr. Roberts 15313 70
Examination by Commissioner 15323 70
Dr. John Laffin
Deputy Minister
Nova Scotia Department
of Mines and Energy
 
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 15328 70
Examination by Mr. Wells 15464 70
Examination by Mr. Hebert 15469 70
Examination by Mr. Roberts 15486 70
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 15500 70
Mr. Leroy Legere
Minister
Nova Scotia Department of Labour
 
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 15502 70
12 June 1996 Day 71
Examination by Ms. J. Campbell 15529 71
Examination by Mr. Wells 15592 71
Examination by Mr. Hebert 15602 71
Examination by Mr. Roberts 15618 71
Examination by Commissioner 15633 71
13 June 1996 Day 72
Mr. Tom Merriam
Deputy Minister
Nova Scotia Department of
Industry, Trade, and Technology
 
Examination by Mr. Merrick 15641 72
Examination by Mr. Wilson 15753 72
Examination by Mr. Wells 15768 72
Examination by Mr. Hebert 15775 72
Examination by Mr. Roberts 15792 72
8 July 1996 Day 73
Mr. Colin Benner
President of Operations
Westray Coal Mine
 
Examination by Mr. Merrick 15808 73
9 July 1996 Day 74
Examination by Mr. Merrick 16054 74
Examination by Mr. Wilson 16083 74
Examination by Mr. Wells 16098 74
Examination by Mr. Hebert 16113 74
Examination by Mr. Roberts 16141 74
Examination by Mr. Merrick 16161 74
Examination by Commissioner 16169 74
Mr. Graham Clow
Mining Engineer Consultant
Westray Coal Mine
 
Examination by Mr. Merrick 16178 74
10 July 1996 Day 75
Examination by Mr. Merrick 16294 75
Examination by Mr. Wilson 16349 75
Examination by Mr. Wells 16361 75
Examination by Mr. McArthur 16367 75
Examination by Mr. Hebert 16371 75
Examination by Mr. Roberts 16386 75
Examination by Mr. Merrick 16398 75
Examination by Commissioner 16403 75
11 July 1996 Day 76
Mr. Trevor Eagles
Engineer-in-training
Westray Coal Mine
 
Examination by Mr. Merrick 16412 76
Examination by Mr. Wilson 16595 76
Examination by Mr. Wells 16603 76
Examination by Mr. MacArthur 16610 76
Examination by Mr. Hebert 16614 76
Examination by Mr. Roberts 16632 76
Examination by Mr. Merrick 16641 76
Examination by Mr. Barnes 16646 76
22 July 1996 Day 77
ORAL SUBMISSIONS  
Opening Remarks 16654 77
Submission by the
Province of Nova Scotia
16655 77
Submission by the
Department of Justice Canada
16681 77
Submission by the
Town of Stellarton
16681 77
Submission by the
Canadian Union of Public Employees
16691 77
Submission by the
United Mine Workers
16710 77
Submission by the
Nova Scotia Federation of Labour
16725 77
Submission by the
Westray Families Group
16735 77
Submission by the
United Steelworkers of America
16769 77
Final Comments by Commissioner 16815 77
End of Transcript 16816 77

Heard before:
The Honourable Justice K. Peter Richard, Commissioner

Counsel for the Commission:
Mr. John P. Merrick, Q.C.
Associate Commission Counsel:
Ms. Jocelyn M. Campbell

And counsel (listed in order of
appearance in the transcript):
Mr. Roberts
Mr. Wells
Mr. Traves
Mr. Larkin
Mr. Hebert
Mr. Endres
Mr. Wilson
Mr. Rafuse
Mr. Ross
Mr. McArthur
Mr. Burchell
Ms. Gillis
Mr. Kevin MacDonald
Mr. Blaise MacDonald
Mr. Colin Campbell
Mayor Porter
Mr. Barnes







Westray Green

There are several ways that can be used to specify colours
in HTML.  One way uses a two-digit hexadecimal number
– with 256 possible values between 00 and ff – to specify
the intensity of each component colour for each pixel.  This
produces three pairs of two-digit numbers that are combined
in the order RGB (red, green, blue) to produce a six-digit
hexadecimal number that provides a complete specification
of each individual colour that is available in modern monitors.
The total number of colours available to be displayed
in any individual pixel is

2563  =  16 777 21610

Among these sixteen million colours, there is one that has
become associated with the Westray Coal Mine.  It is named
Westray Green, and is shown here as the background.
It appears in the above Index as the background to highlight
each day of the Inquiry.




Stated in decimal numbers (base 10), each
component colour will be specified as a
number between 00010 and 25510.

Stated in hexadecimal numbers (base 16), each
component colour will be specified as a
number between 0016 and ff16.

For “Westray Green”:

The red component is:  R = 3810 = 2616

The green component is:  G = 22210 = de16

The blue component is:  B = 17310 = ad16

When these three hexadecimal numbers are
combined in RGB order, the hexadecimal specification
for “Westray Green” (in HTML) is 26dead16.





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