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Historical events during the month of February

Australia

Date Event Cause Description Deaths
07/02/1991 David Kelly 1991 Crush Injury On the morning of the accident, the sinter plant and blast furnace were shut down and a clean out of accumulated du
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07/02/1977 Duncan Explosion 1977 Explosion At approximately 9:02 am on Monday, 7th of February 1977 a small weak methane explosion occurred near a development face
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10/02/2015 Oylimpic Dam Roof Fall 2015 Strata Brian Partington, 47, of Tumby Bay, died after he was struck in the chest by falling rocks in the underground mine about
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10/02/2004 Peter Marshall 2004 Crush Injury Mr Marshall died as a result of crush injuries sustained when he was struck by and pinned under a heavy wheel as a resul
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14/02/1886 Lithgow Valley Colliery 1886 In February and April 1886 there were two separate accidents at the Lithgow Valley Colliery, New South Wales, resulting
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16/02/2015 Dawson Tyre Explosion 2015 Explosion A tyre on a large mining truck exploded at the Dawson coal mine, in the Bowen Basin, early on Monday killing one  c
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20/02/2009 John Barker 2009 Vehicle John Barker was fatally injured at an open cut coal mine when he drove his utility into the rear of a large, e
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25/02/1971 1971 Cobar Cave In 4

Rest of the World

Date Event Cause Description Deaths
07/02/1962 Luisenthal Mine Disaster Explosion On February 7, a methane explosion occurred after the opening of a  methane-containing cavern in the Alsbach field.
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25/02/2016 Severnaya Russia The death toll in Russia's worst mining disaster in recent history climbed to 36 on Sunday as officials said 26 missing
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