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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...

Underground coal mine explosion kills four

Four mine workers have been killed in an underground coal mine explosion in Pakistan’s northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. A further two mine workers have been recovered from the mine alive...

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Mine explosion kills thirteen in Czech republic

Just prior to Christmas on the 20th December, a methane explosion in a mine located in the northeast of the Czech Republic killed 13 miners and injured a further 10. The incident has caused outrage...

chinese coal mine

Seven miners die in Chinese coal mine

Seven miners were killed and three others injured in an accident at a coal mine in Chongqing, south-western China, Chinese state media reported. The accident occurred at around 6pm local time on...

Chinese Mine Disaster

Final death toll at 21 in Chinese mine disaster

The final death toll from a Chinese mine disaster has been confirmed at 21, following the discovery of two bodies this week. The disaster occurred at a coal mine in Shandong Province south east of...

pike river mine

Re-entry to Pike River Mine to recover 29 bodies

Bringing home the boys from Pike River mine Re-entry to Pike River Mine in the NZ to recover the bodies of 29 miners, who perished in a mine explosion in November 2010, is likely to occur before...

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Update on North Goonyella Mine fire

Peabody announced in a media release today that it has developed a multi-tiered plan in an effort to extinguish the fire and contain the impacts at its North Goonyella Mine in Queensland.  The plan...

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Mining community gathers to honour workers lost 

Hundreds of people in the mining community are expected to gather in Charters Towers in North Queensland tomorrow to honour the memories of the almost 1500 workers who have died in the state’s mines...

Box Flat mine disaster

Box Flat mine disaster remembered

The Box Flat Mine disaster occurred on the 31 July 1972 when 17 miners lost their lives after an underground gas explosion, 14 men who were working in the vicinity of the explosion and three miners...