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Historical events during the month of December

Australia

Date Event Cause Description Deaths
01/12/1978 Leichardt Colliery 1978 Outburst In December, 1978, a major outburst occurred and killed two men. The ejected coal completely covered the miner and
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08/12/2015 Black Lung
09/12/2013 Mt Lyell Shaft 2013 Fall Maintenance workers Craig Gleeson, 45, and Alistair Lucas, 25, both fathers, were working almost 1km underground in the
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10/12/1996 Rick Turnball 1996 Crush Injury At aproximately 10-00 am on Tuesday 10 December 1996, Mr Rick John Turnbull received fatal injuries when he was cru
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10/12/1896 Stockton Mine 1896 Explosion In the Stockton Mining Disaster of 1896, nine men died from gas inhalation while trying to determine the cause of a gas
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11/12/2014 Grasstree Rib Fall 2014 Strata ABC News reports: A man has been crushed to death under a wall which collapsed on him in an underground mine in central
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13/12/2016 2016 Rix's Creek Crush Injury A worker was struck by the steel tailgate of a truck when he attempted to climb into the trailer underthe tailgate while
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14/12/1997 P Fowler 1997 Workplace Injury At about 10.45 am on Sunday, 14 December 1997, Mr Phillip Anthony Fowler was found in an unconscious state by Mr Sc
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15/12/1992 Ian Haigh 1992 Fall In late 1992 two D-11N caterpillar dozers were delivered to the Gregory mine some sixty kilometres north-east of Em
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18/12/2010 Wayne McDonald 2010 Tyre Wayne McDonald was a truck driver at Foxleigh Open Cut Coal Mine near Middlemount. By about 5.15am on the 18th December,
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19/12/1990 Gordon Wood 1990 Outrush At the commencement of the morning shift on 19 December 1990, Gordon Dudley Wood together with 2 other men were att
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20/12/1999 Mt Isa transport fall 1999 Fall At about 1520 hours on Monday, 20 December 1999, a boilermaker in a track maintenance crew sustained serious injuri
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31/12/1993 Bolton, Kerr, Bissell and Swift 1993 Vehicle Tom Bolton and Peter Kerr received fatal injuries and Shane Swift and Morris Bissell received serious injuries when
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Rest of the World

Date Event Cause Description Deaths
29/12/2016 ECL Rajmahal Mine Dump Failure CMD, Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL) has reported that an incidence of overburden dump slide/subsidence has occurred in
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