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Written in Blood

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

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A Tasmanian Tragedy – Disaster at Mt Lyell

The Mt 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 October...

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...

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Box flat burial ground | The Box Flat Mine Disaster Story

Located in Swanbank near Ipswich, Queensland, is the now dormant Box Flat colliery. Just over 42 years ago the coal mine was fully operational, having been opened a mere three years prior in 1969 –...

Lessons From The Past: Creswick Mine Disaster of 1882

[hr]No one could have imagined that in the small but prosperous town of Creswick in 1882 there would occur the worst gold mining accident in Australia – a record that stands to this day. [hr] The...

Blue murder at Wittenoom

With 60,000 people likely to die by 2030 from mining asbestos at Wittenoom, Ludwig Heinrich says many people should be tried for murder and their assets taken as proceeds of crime. My Mother, Stella...

Lies & deception - At the Bulli Royal Commission

Lies & deception – At the Bulli Royal Commission

An extract from The Bulli Mining Disaster 1887: Lessons from the Past by Donald P.Dingsdag. On Wednesday 23 March 1887 at 2.30 pm, an explosion occurred at the Bulli Colliery in New South Wales which...

Taking care of business tragedy at Pike River

On Friday 19 November 2010, a methane explosion caused a tragedy at New Zealand’s Pike River Coal Mine resulting in the deaths of 29 workers. Dr Carlos Sorentino examines what role poor corporate...