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Historical events during the month of January

Australia

Date Event Cause Description Deaths
09/01/1923 Bellbird Mine 1923 Explosion On 1 September 1923, twenty-one miners perished as the result of a fire in No 1 Workings at Bellbird Colliery, situated
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17/01/2008 Michael Auld 2008 Crush Injury On 17 January 2008 Mr Auld was working underground as a member of a three person service crew at Cannington Mine pr
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17/01/2014 Mt Lyell Inrush 2014 Inrush The 53-year-old man died from injuries received in a workplace accident at the Mount Lyell mine in Queenstown just befor
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20/01/1999 Brant North 1999 Crush Injury On night shift of Wednesday, 20 January 1999 at approximately 05:00 hours, trainee miner Brant North had both legs
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26/01/1991 Gary Martin 1991 Fall Gary Michael Martin received fatal injuries when a UGL loader which he was driving entered the void of R405 stope.
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Rest of the World

Date Event Cause Description Deaths
01/01/1942 Sneyd Colliery Explosion 1942 Explosion I have come to the conclusion that six tubs were turned in at the top of the Banbury Crut Jig without any empty wagons b
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16/01/1862 Hartley Pit Disaster 1862 Collapse The Hartley Colliery Disaster (also known as the Hartley Pit Disaster or Hester Pit Disaster) w
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21/01/1960 Coalbrook Disaster 1960 Collapse In the worst mine disaster in South Africa, a large section of the Clydesdale Colliery, at the Coalbrook mine near Sasol
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