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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

Cause of the Moura No. 2 mine disaster

What was the cause of the Moura No. 2 mine disaster? The mining warden’s inquiry into the Moura No. 2 mine disaster found that the first explosion originated in a sealed mine panel (a block...

gas outburst at collinsville killed coal mine worker

A fatal gas outburst | Collinsville mine disaster

A gas outburst left seven men dead at Collinsville mine. This eerie reminder of complacency in the industry should serve as a future warning for all coal mine workers. We ask – WAS IT AN...

Mt Kembla coal mine disaster

They all took the risk & they paid the price

It was a known fact that gas was present in the Mt Kembla coal mine, yet miners strapped on their helmets with a naked flame burning bright that risk resulted in an explosion that killed 96 men on...

beaconsfield mine rescue was a defining moment for australia

Beaconsfield miners rescued | Time marches on

Brant Webb and Todd Russell stepped outside of the Beaconsfield mine and clocked off after two weeks trapped underground. The Beaconsfield mines rescue is a defining moment in mining safety in...

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