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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...

miners trapped

Miners trapped at Tahmoor Colliery

A rescue operation is underway tonight for two miners trapped in a lift shaft underground at Glencore’s Tahmoor Colliery south west of Sydney. NSW Police confirmed tonight that they were called...

NSWRR: Mining dangerous incident report

Mining Dangerous incident | SinNot 2018/01367 A mining dangerous incident has occurred. Summary: An excavator rolled onto its side when the ground gave way under the right-hand track. At the time...

Mining serious injury report: NSWRR

Mining serious injury | SinNot 2018/01385 Summary: A mining serious injury occurred when an opal miner severed three fingers at the first knuckle on the right hand. The miner was adjusting a belt...

NSWRR: Dangerous incident Report

Dangerous incident | SinNot 2018/01391 Summary: A fire occurred on an agitator truck in the decline of a metalliferous underground mine. The operator saw a glow on the decline wall and stopped to...

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