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Historical events during the month of March

Australia

Date Event Cause Description Deaths
01/03/1990 Shane Slotosch Vehicle Shane was operating a Cat 966C front end loader cleaning out a drain along the highwall near the transport portal of&nbs
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06/03/2013 Jordan Taurima 2013 Crush Injury An articulated mobile crane was lifting a vertical drive sump pump. The pump fell from the crane hook when one of two sy
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08/03/2000 Laurence Thomas 2000 Fall The BWE experienced a major structural failure resulting in the counterweight collapsing followed by the bucket wheel. T
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12/03/2015 BMA Blackwater Rollover 2015 Vehicle BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) has confirmed a grandfather of two has died at its Blackwater Mine this morning.
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13/03/1991 Jusuf Vrbic 1991 Collapse The deceased received fatal injuries when the muck in a draw point which had hung up collapsed and buried him while
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13/03/1989 Gregory Nicholson 1989 Inrush Mr Nicholson sustained fatal injuries when struck by a wave of fill and water which flowed from stope K711 on sub l
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14/03/1995 Tony Trevor 1995 Crush Injury On afternoon shift 14 March 1995 Anthony Wild (Team Leader) Tony Trevor and Illona Casey proceeded to 5928 crosscut
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15/03/2000 Christopher Lee 2000 Vehicle On 15 March 2000, Mr Christopher John Lee was fatally injured while working under a 785 rear dump truck tray when t
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17/03/2017 2017 Savage River Fall from Height WorkSafe Tasmania is investigating the circumstances behind the tragedy. Australian Workers’ Union assistant secr
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17/03/1896 1896 New Chum Flood TERRIBLE MINING ACCIDENT THREE MEN DROWNED. NEW CHUM FLOODED. MINE MOUNT MAGNET INUNDATED A great shock wa
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21/03/1898 Dudley Mine 1898 Explosion The Dudley Colliery Pit explosion occurred on 21 March 1898 and was caused by everyday materials: gas lamps and coal dus
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21/03/1900 Torbanlea Colliery 1900 Methane Explosion Reviewing the whole circumstances of the case the Commission have arrived at the conclusion that there is no evidence to
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21/03/1898 Dudley Colliery Explosion Monday 21st March 1898 around 7.15 am 15 men and three horses went down the Borehole Seam at the Dudley pit (prior to 18
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23/03/1887 Bulli Mine 1887 Explosion On 23 March 1887 a gas explosion in the mine killed 81 men and boys, leaving 50 women widows and 150 children witho
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25/03/1997 Trevor Domrow 1997 Crush Injury, Strata At approximately 9.15 pm on Tuesday 25th March 1997 Mr Trevor Domrow, section deputy, received serious injuries fro
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Rest of the World

Date Event Cause Description Deaths
04/03/2015 Zasyadko Explosion 2015 Explosion "According to preliminary information, more than 30 people were killed," local mining safety service chief Vladimir Tsym
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10/03/1906 Courrières Mine Disaster 1906 Explosion A devastating mine disaster killed over 1,000 workers in Courrieres, France, in 1906. An underground fire sparked a mass
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19/03/2007 Ulyanovskaya mine Methane Explosion, Coal Dust Explosion The Ulyanovskaya Mine disaster was caused by a methane explosion that occurred on March 19, 2007 in the Ulyanovskaya lon
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26/03/1896 Brunner 1896 Explosives, Coal Dust Explosion The explosion was the result of ignition of coal dust from ‘blown out shot’ fired contrary to rules of the mi
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