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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...

Australian mining D11 working at Weipa in the Australian Mining Industry

Australian mining

Mining is a significant and important part of Australia’s economy. The Australian mining industry origins stem back to the early days of Australia’s settlement when first settlers...

gretley mine disaster

Remembering Gretley Mine Disaster

Take a moment to 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...

Moura miners' memorial

Moura miners’ memorial opens today

It’s been a long time coming, but the people of Moura and the families who lost there loved ones in the Kianga, Moura No. 2 & Moura No. 4 Mine Disasters will today open the Moura...

New Zealand’s worst mine disasters

Every country with a mining industry has a disaster to speak of, and New Zealand is no different. The first, and worst, struck at Brunner Mine in 1896. All of the miners who were in the mine at the...

A spontaneous combustion event at Moura No. 2 mine resulted in disaster

Moura No.2 Mine Disaster | Written in Blood

In 1994, the lives of eleven men were lost in the Moura No. 2 mine disaster after an explosion ripped through the underground coal mine in Queensland. AMSJ spoke exclusively to district chief safety...

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 burned out of control for 45 days during February and March 2014. The following...

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A Tasmanian Tragedy – Disaster at Mt Lyell

The Mount Lyell mine disaster of 1912 was a great personal tragedy, however, the aftermath also proved a great travesty of justice, writes T.R. Mackay. The tragedy unfolded around 11.15am on 12...