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Queensland mine explosion: Suspected cause of Moranbah

The suspected cause of an explosion in a Queensland coal mine has been revealed as the ignition of methane gas. Four miners remain fighting for life and a fifth is in a serious condition after an explosion at the Grosvenor Coal Mine at Moranbah on Wednesday. Watch the video above.

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Benxihu Colliery Explosion: Worst Mining Disaster in

Jan 09, 2015The mine was surrounded by a guarded perimeter. Safety protocols were not much better than working conditions. On April 26, 1942, a fire broke out in the mines. It started off with a coal dust explosion, sending flames up the surface. A coal dust explosion – or any other dust made out of flammable material – is a deadly phenomenon by itself.

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Finley Coal Company Explosion

Finley Coal CompanyNos. 15 and 16 Mine Explosion. A coal dust explosion occurred in the interconnected Nos. 15 and 16 mines of the Finley Coal Company, Hyden, Leslie County, Kentucky, about 12:20 p.m., Wednesday, December 30, 1970. Thirty-eight of

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Jokerville Mine Explosion

Jan 21, 2021On January 24, 1884, the Jokerville Mine outside of Crested Butte was full of methane gas and exploded, killing fifty-nine workers. As the third-deadliest mine disaster in Colorado history, the Jokerville explosion demonstrated the dangers of coal mining, even as coal was an essential industry for the state at the time.

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Monongah mining disaster of 1907

Monongah mining disaster of 1907, deadly mining explosion on Dec. 6, 1907, in Monongah, W.Va., that killed more than 350 miners.. The West Virginia coal mine that was the site of the disaster had an extensive maze of underground tunnels. About 10:00 am on December 6, an underground explosion occurred in one section, with a larger blast following in a separate area.

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Coal mining woes

The explosion took place around 1,000 feet deep inside the mine when the mineworkers were busy digging the coal. In February, four mineworkers died when part of the coalmine collapsed in Duki

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No Survivors Found After West Virginia Mine Disaster

Apr 10, 2010The death toll caused by Monday's explosion was the highest in an American mine since a 1970 explosion killed 38 at Finley Coal Company, in Hyden, Ky. families of those killed or injured in

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10 Years Later, Remembering One Of The Nation's Worst Mine

Sep 23, 2011Ten years ago today, as a horrified America struggled to respond to the September 11 attacks, 13 coal miners died in multiple explosions at the Jim Walter Resources coal mine in Brookwood, Alabama.

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MARK BENNETT: Tragedy awakens small Indiana coal

Mar 10, 2016Coal miners seemed impressed, too. "They said they could see themselves in it," Ulm said. Ulm's own hometown has its own coal mining history,

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Grosvenor mine explosion impact still being felt 12 months

May 06, 2021A year on from a horrific blast in an underground coal mine, some workers are still unable to face the prospect of returning to the sector. Key points: The Grosvenor mine is yet to resume

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45 Years of the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act

A 1968 underground explosion that killed 78 coal miners in Farmington, West Virginia, was a flashpoint for reform after years of fatalities and a growing awareness of black lung disease. The Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969 was the toughest worker health and safety law of its time and ushered in a new culture in mining. As he signed the new law, President

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10 killed in coal mine explosion

Sep 13, 1989WHEATCROFT, Ky. -- A methane gas explosion Wednesday killed 10 of 13 miners working underground at a Pyro Mining Co. coal mine in western Kentucky in the worst domestic mine disaster in nearly

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Coal Miner Records

Registers of Mine Accidents, Anthracite, Bituminous and Non-Coal, 1973-1989, {series #43.53} [series is continued from RG-45]. (1 box) The accident books are grouped chronologically by date of accident. Anthracite and Bituminous Fatal Mining Accident Reports, 1936-1974, {series #43.74}. (14

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13 coal miners are trapped in Sago Mine disaster; 12 die

Sep 06, 2019An explosion rocks the Sago Mine in Sago, West Virginia on January 2, 2006. 13 coal miners were trapped, and all but one eventually died. The tragedy, exacerbated by

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US Mine Disasters Fast Facts

Jul 13, 2013October 22, 1913 - An explosion kills 263 at the Stag Canon No. 2 coal mine in Dawson, New Mexico. June 8, 1917 - 163 miners are killed in a fire at the Granite Mountain Shaft Mine

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West Virginia coal mine explosion

Apr 06, 2010A sign outside The Jesus Church along Coal River Road urges prayer for miners Thursday, April 8, 2010, in Rock Creek, W.Va. On Monday, 25 miners were killed in an explosion at nearby Massey Energy

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Pakistan: Four killed, one injured in coal mine explosion

Jan 04, 2019Four killed in Pakistan coal mine explosion, 4 January 2019 A blast in the Chamalang coal mines in Loralai district in Balochistan on January 2 led to the death of 4 miners and caused critical injuries to 1[T] he explosion was a result of gas filling the mine while the workers were extracting coal The incident occurred days after the [Pakistan Central Mines Labour Federation (PCMLF

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(PDF) Fault Tree Analysis and Prevention Strategies for

Dec 04, 2019Purpose: Gas explosion in the underground coal mines of Pakistan is the main source of coal miner's mortalities. The purpose of this article is to analyze the main causes of gas explosion

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Westray Mine Explosion, Plymouth, 1992

The Westray Mine, Plymouth, NS ca. 1990. Courtesy of the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library, scan0003.jpg. Refusing To Learn From the Past. A long history of methane explosions in the Foord coal seam meant that the risks were high in mining that wide band of coal.

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Management of coal dust explosions in United States' coal

iii . ABSTRACT . The most significant and powerful hazard that exists in an underground coal mine is a coal dust explosion. A coal dust explosion has the potential to propagate throughout a

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Risk Assessment of Gas Explosion in Coal Mines Based on

Gas explosion is one of the most deadly hazards in underground coal mining. Risk assessment has played an effective role in avoiding gas explosions and revising coal mine regulations.

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The Coal Mining Massacre America Forgot

Apr 25, 2017The Coal Mining Massacre America Forgot The mountains of southern West Virginia are riddled with coal—and bullets. Child coal miners with mules in

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