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Historical events during the month of October

Australia

Date Event Cause Description Deaths
02/10/1992 Sean Kennedy 1992 Crush Injury On the morning of the accident three employees of Farnsway Faminco Proprietary Limited a contracting firm engaged b
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04/10/1990 Rowlands & Hilton 1990 Crush Injury At some time between 11:35am and midday on 4 October 1990, miner Martin Rowlands and nipper Ricky Gudge were replac
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05/10/1990 Malcolm Wolfenden 1990 Vehicle An empty Wabco fifty haul pack dump truck driven by Mr Wolfenden came into collision with a loaded dump truck of th
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06/10/1996 Wayne Jackson 1996 Fall On Sunday 6 October 1996 Mr Wayne Anthony Corry Jackson, backfill mucker, sustained fatal injuries after the EIMCO
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12/10/1980 Cobar Shaft Fire 1980 Fire Three miners were incinerated in the cage in the mine shaft whilst removing old concrete delivery pipes. It is believed
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12/10/1912 Mt Lyell 1912 Fire The 1912 North Mount Lyell Disaster (also known at the time as the Mount Lyell Disaster) refers to a fire
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13/10/1954 Collinsville State Coal Mine 1954 Outburst In the evening of October 13, 1954, an outburst occurred in the deepest part of the Collinsville State Mine ab
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17/10/1994 Gavin Milner 1994 Vehicle The single vehicle accident which caused the death of Gavin John Milner at the Tichum Creek Quarry on 17 October 19
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22/10/2016 2016 Opalton Collapse The Courier Mail reports: POLICE and firefighters have dug with their hands to retrieve the body of a 62 -year-old ma
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24/10/2005 Fatigue Road 2005 Vehicle Incident One:  Senior Constable Mackenzie and Mr Graham Brown died in a two vehicle accident on Yeppoon - Rockhampt
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27/10/1996 Barry Rooks 1996 Fall On Sunday 27 October 1996 Mr Barry Arnold Rooks was fatally injured when a rock fall of approximately 2 to 3 tonnes
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29/10/1905 Stanford Merthyre Mine 1905 Explosion, Fire On the 29th October 1905, five miners and one of the directors of the colliery were killed trying to extinguish a fire i
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Rest of the World

Date Event Cause Description Deaths
21/10/1966 Aberfan Disaster 1966 Collapse, Inrush, Outrush The Aberfan disaster was a catastrophic collapse of a colliery spoil tip in the Welsh village of Abe
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