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Historical events during the month of May

Australia

Date Event Cause Description Deaths
04/05/1997 Dale Gadsby 1997 Vehicle Shortly after 12:30 pm on Sunday 4 May 1997 Mr Dale Gadsby received fatal injuries when the light vehicle, a Toyota
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06/05/2014 Grasstree Asphyxiation 2014 07/05/2014 UPDATE Noon: DEPARTMENT of Natural Resources and Mines spokesperson said mine inspectors were working with
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14/05/1991 Anthony Mihalj 1991 Crush Injury The deceased was engaged in shrink stope mining on the morning of 14 May 1991. Two holes had been drilled in the ba
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18/05/1936 Harts Aberdare Mine 1936 Explosion The men had been working alone in a corner of the mine, a third of a mile from the entrance, clearing coal awa
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19/05/2009 Pekka Tuppurainen 2009 Fall, Vehicle Mr Tuppurainen was operating a loader during the course of backfilling when the loader went over the edge and into
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21/05/2014 Boggabri Surface Mine 2014 Crush Injury THE New South Wales coal mining industry has been rocked by another fatality with the reported death of a mine worker at
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22/05/1991 Michael Gorey 1991 Fall At approximately 10.00 am on Wednesday, 22 May 1991, the deceased, Michael John Gorey, a boilermaker employed by th
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26/05/2000 Oaky Creek Roof Fall Fall On 26 May 2000, Mr Michael Morris received fatal injuries while working on night shift at Oaky No 1 Mine. The incident o
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29/05/2004 Paul Strong 2004 Crush Injury Paul James Strong was pronounced deceased at 1 am on 29th May 2004 at John Hunter Hospital.  He died of multiple in
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Rest of the World

Date Event Cause Description Deaths
06/05/2010 Anjan Hill Explosion 2010 Explosion On the 2nd of May 2010 a routine gas sample from a sealed area detected 416 ppm CO and 43 ppm C2H4 (ethylene) and 0
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08/05/2010 Raspadskaya Mine Explosion The first blast occurred at 20:55 Moscow Summer Time (16:55 UTC) with the second at 01:00 MST (21:00 UTC). The explosion
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09/05/1992 Westray Explosion 1992 Explosion 26 miners were killed in an underground explosion in the Westray mine at 5:20 in the morning of 9 May 1992. The Westr
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10/05/1995 Vaal Reefs 1995 Underground train crash 104 miners died in one of South Africa's largest gold mines when the cables controlling an underground train snapped, se
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13/05/2014 Soma 2014 Explosion, Fire Turkey's energy minister, Taner Yildiz, announced the end of the search effort while attending a funeral for some of the
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14/05/2013 Freeport Big Gossan Strata Collapse Strata On the morning of May 14, 2013, 38 employees and contract workers
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25/05/1812 1812 Felling Colliery Explosion An Account of the Accident, and of the Recovery of the Bodies of the Sufferers. About half past eleven o’clock on
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