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gretley mine disaster

Remembering Gretley Mine Disaster

Today we remember four men who lost their lives underground in the Gretley Colliery mine disaster when they mined into old workings and an inrush took their lives. At about 5.30 am on 14 November...

mine cyclone season

Mines prepare for cyclone season

In preparation for cyclone season many mines across Australia have already formalised emergency response plans for cyclone related events but mining safety regulators are warning that there is no...

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Video footage inside Pike River Mine

In a follow-up to our recent story on the re-entry and recovery of 29 miners who perished in the Pike River Mine Disaster, video footage from inside Pike River Mine Borehole 44 appears to show no...

pike river mine

Re-entry to Pike River Mine to recover 29 bodies

Bringing home the boys from Pike River mine Re-entry to Pike River Mine in the NZ to recover the bodies of 29 miners, who perished in a mine explosion in November 2010, is likely to occur before...

North Goonyella Mine Fire:a tale of deception

OPINION: There’s an old saying “What a tangled web we weave, when we practice to deceive.” That saying might just apply to one of the world’s largest coal miners who, in cahoots with the Queensland...

refuge chamber

What happens to your body in a refuge chamber?

When people enter a safe refuge or a refuge chamber in an underground mine, the environment of the refuge changes significantly. A range of air quality issues such CO2, Oxygen and Heat need to be...

Tahmoor Coal mine

Tahmoor coal mine closed awaiting safety assessment

GFG Alliance’s Tahmoor coal mine has remain closed awaiting the outcomes of investigations and on-going mine safety assessments. The mine became national headlines last week when two miners...

mines rescue at tahmoor

Mines rescue at Tahmoor coal mine

WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW> Last weeks news on the mines rescue at Tahmoor mine where two miners were trapped in a lift shaft due to a winder fault has raised a range of safety concerns at the Tahmoor...

Box Flat mine disaster

Box Flat mine disaster remembered

The Box Flat Mine disaster occurred on the 31 July 1972 when 17 miners lost their lives after an underground gas explosion, 14 men who were working in the vicinity of the explosion and three miners...

mine safety alert

Mine Safety Alert: ADT body rolls onto its side

Mine Safety Alert NZ: While reversing to tip his load on a stockpile, the driver of an ADT was partially blinded by sunlight and reversed up onto the edge of the stockpile. This made the loaded body...

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