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Emu gold mine disaster

Emu Mine Disaster

On 13 June 1989, six mineworkers lost their lives in a mining accident known as the Emu Mine Disaster that captured the attention of a nation. The disaster is arguably one of the worst mine disasters...

Paste wall failure in western Australian mine

Paste wall failure

A catastrophic paste wall failure in a drive at the top of a stope could have claimed lives of mineworkers after they were forced to climb into the bucket of a bogger and radio to be rescued. The...

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...

An inquest into a Mount Lyell mining accident will begin again after the court ruled against copper mines of tasmania

Inquest into Mount Lyell death to resume

An inquest into the death of a mine worker at the Mount Lyell mine in Tasmania will resume almost six years after the tragic mining accident. 53-year-old Michael Welsh died when his loader was caught...

inrush at queensland mine

Inrush at Queensland mine

An inrush has occurred at a Queensland mine during a roadway development to a ventilation shaft. According to an alert issued by the Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines, the inrush...