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Sago mine disaster Victims

Sago Mine Disaster

The Sago Mine disaster is one of the world’s most tragic mine disasters. Twenty-nine coal miners went underground at International Coal Group’s Sago Mine near Buckhannon in Upshur County, West...

legal privilege may affect safety information sharing

Legal privilege & safety

Dr Ray Parkin OAM shares his thoughts on the impacts of Legal Privilege on mine safety practice and the potential legal privilege implications as industrial manslaughter laws are introduced by the...

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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...

Moura No 4 Mine Disaster showing conveyor damage following explosion

Remembering Moura No 4 mine disaster

At about 11:05 a.m. on 16th July 1986 an explosion occurred in Moura No. 4 Underground Mine in Central Queensland. That explosion later to be known as the Moura No 4 mine disaster claimed the lives...

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...

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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...