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Mineworker tells of explosion in coal mine

A former mine manager has told of how he survived a coal mine explosion at the Sirius Creek Mine in 1969. Col King talks with the Mine Safety Institute’s Mark Parcell regarding what it was like...

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Remembering Wayne Fowlie | Roof fall failure claims life

On the morning of Saturday, 15 February 2014, Wayne Fowlie was killed by a roof fall during a major decline development at the Harlequin Gold Mine near Norseman. 59-year-old Wayne had been tasked...

calibrating a gas detector

Calibrating a gas detector costs a life

It seems almost incomprehensible that the process of calibrating a gas detector would cost an underground miner his life…but it did. This is the tragic story of Paul Maguire who died at work at...

AMSJ April 2022