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gretley mine disaster victims

Remembering Gretley Mine Disaster

The Gretley mine disaster of 1996 claimed the lives of four men following an inrush of water. At about 5.30 am on 14 November 1996 employees of The Newcastle Wallsend Coal Company Pty Limited, were...

Hazelwood coal mine fire burned for several months

SMOKE AND MIRRORS

How did a mine fire that burned out of control for more than a month go unnoticed for so long? The Hazelwood coal mine fire is one of Australia’s worst mine fires and one that haunts the...

Appin Coal mine disaster

Appin Coal mine disaster

The 24th of July marks the anniversary of the Appin coal mine disaster which saw fourteen miners lose their lives in a gas explosion. Australian Iron and Steel, a subsidiary of BHP, were at the helm...

Moura No 4 Mine Disaster showing conveyor damage following explosion

Remembering Moura No 4 mine disaster

At about 11:05 a.m. on 16th July 1986 an explosion occurred in Moura No. 4 Underground Mine in Central Queensland. That explosion later to be known as the Moura No 4 mine disaster claimed the lives...

A Mines rescue initiative rescuew a trapped mine in a flooded wa miner

The Entombed Miner

The entombed miner is a story of a Western Australian mines rescue initiative that saved a mineworker in the midst of adversity. More than a century ago, a small mining community was rocked by a...

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Mount Mulligan mine disaster

The Mount Mulligan mine disaster of 1921 shocked the nation and brought about badly needed changes to legislation. Mine safety professionals across the country were forced to reassess their attitude...

Moranbah miners memorial contributing lodges

Moranbah miner’s memorial

A memorial commemorating miners who have tragically lost their lives in Moranbah’s mining industry will be built in the town’s centre. “Establishing a Miners’ Memorial in Moranbah has been a long...

The worlds worst mine disaster occurred at Benxihu colliery in north eat china

The worlds worst mine disaster

According to available information, the world’ worst mine disaster killed 1549 miners. While there have been many mine disasters in history, the worst we have ever seen occurred in North...

Australia's worst mine disasters - links to information on mine disasters, mining disasters, mining accidents

Australia’s worst mine disasters

With a mining industry as large as Australia’s it should come as no surprise that we have a vast history of accidents, varying in size. We’ve listed some of Australia’s worst mine...

Briseis Tin Mine disaster

Lessons from the past: Breaking Briseis

Sophie Blackshaw takes a look back at Tasmania’s mining past and examines the lead-up and aftermath of the Briseis Tin Mine Dam Disaster of 1929 where the burst of a dam wall took with it a part of...