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8 of the worst mining disasters worldwide

[fa icon="calendar"] 2/25/17 10:00 AM / by SAMTRAC

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It’s a fact: Mining is one of the most dangerous industries in which to work. Even when everyone does everything they can to prevent and minimise incidents and fatalities, things still can – and do – go wrong.

Here are eight of the worst mining disasters. We’ve included:

  • where they happened
  • how they occurred
  • the extent of the damage (including injuries and fatalities), and
  • whether there were any outcomes as a result of the tragedy.

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Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/NIOSH/Mining/statistics/content/allminingdisasters.html

https://www.911metallurgist.com/blog/five-of-the-worlds-worst-mining-disasters

http://www.mining-technology.com/features/featureworld-worst-mining-disasters/

https://www.google.co.za/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#safe=active&q=mining+disasters

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monongah_mining_disaster

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benxihu_Colliery

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Courri%C3%A8res_mine_disaster

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coalbrook_mining_disaster  

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Copiap%C3%B3_mining_accident

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soma_mine_disaster

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farmington_Mine_disaster

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pike_River_Mine_disaster

 

Topics: HSE Mining, Disaster Management, History, Safety

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