Beaconsfield 2006

25/04/2006 - Beaconsfield Gold Mine - Fall / Fall of ground

At 9.23pm on Anzac Day 2006 the Beaconsfield Gold Mine (“BGM”) at Beaconsfield experienced a mining induced local  seismic event (magnitude 2.3). It caused multiple falls of ground within the mine, most significantly on the 925m level. Larry Paul Knight was working on that level with two co-workers, Todd Russell and Brant Webb. He was buried by a fall of ground and suffered fatal injuries. His co-workers were entrapped for 14 days before being rescued.

The seismic event was caused by a slip along a shear, C-HW (hangingwall) shear.

This accident claimed the life of Larry Paul Knight