Blakefield South 2011

05/01/2011 - Blakefield South - Explosion / Gas Explosion

On 5th January, 2011, at approximately 7:36pm Eastern Daylight Saving Time (i.e. 6:30pm Australian Eastern Standard Time) there was a report of an explosion large enough to knock over a maintenance worker on longwall number 1 at Blakefield South Mine.  A flame was observed in the goaf at the tailgate end of the longwall. The mine personnel were then evacuated and the mine was sealed.