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Historical events during the month of August

Australia

Date Event Cause Description Deaths
05/08/2017 2017 Daniel Springer Cutting and Welding An employee of Independent Mining Services (IMS), Mr Daniel Springer, was fatally injured on 5 August 2017 while he was
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07/08/1994 Moura 2 Mine 1994 Explosion At about 23:35 hours on Sunday 7 August 1994, an explosion occurred in the Moura No 2 underground coal mine. There were
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07/08/2005 Shane Davis 2005 Vehicle On the 7th August, 2005, Mr Davis was working a day shift when he noticed that one of the tyres on the vehicle he was dr
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17/08/2004 Samuel Pugh 2004 Fall Mr Pugh died as a result of injuries sustained when struck by a falling rock.
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18/08/1988 David Firth 1988 Fall The deceased, David Joseph Firth, received fatal injuries when, as a mine deputy on the afternoon shift on the 18th
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26/08/2012 Michael Cassidy 2012 Vehicle Michael Cassidy was tragically killed when he was hit by a front-end loader at Mount Moss Mine, west of Townsville.
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30/08/2016 Newlands Surface On the morning of 30 August 2016, Mr Ian Hansen was fatally injured by a falling deck plate that he and three other wo
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30/08/2000 John Maher 2000 Fall, Strata, Crush Injury On 30 August 2000, a mining crew consisting of five men was extracting coal from the 12 East panel at the Cook Colliery
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31/08/2010 2010 Curragh Roll Over Vehicle WITNESSES to a fatality at Westfarmers Curragh Mine said they saw a four-wheel drive skid on a stretch of unsealed haul
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Rest of the World

Date Event Cause Description Deaths
02/08/1994 Porgera Mine Explosives Explosion Explosion On 2nd . August 1994, Dyno Wesfarmers Limited (DWL), Papua New Guinea (PNG), explosive manufacturing facility at the Por
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15/08/2013 USA Mine Explosion Summary Explosion This research report examines 25 recent mine explosion disasters in the United States and in foreign countries. The offi
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