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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...

early breathing apparatus

Take a Moment to Catch Your Breath | Breathing apparatus

Having quality and reliable breathing apparatus for a mining underground emergency environment should be the number one equipment priority for any mine operator. While we all need food, clothing and...

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...

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...

Lessons from the past a focus at mine safety conference

FROM Sunday one of the largest health and safety conferences in the southern hemisphere will be staged on the Gold Coast for the first time in its 28-year history. The Queensland Mining Industry...

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...

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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...

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...