Moura 4 Mine 1986
Moura 4 Mine
Gas Explosion, Coal Dust Explosion
At approximately 11:05 a.m. on 16th July, 1986 there was an explosion in Moura No. 4 Underground Mine in Central Queensland. The 12 miners who were extracting pillars in the Main Dips Section were killed. Their bodies were recovered on 23rd July, 1986 after an extensive recovery operation.
The mine plan showing photos of the effects of the explosion can be found here:
This accident claimed the lives of 12 people, these were: Brandt Afton Fechner, Carl Steivon Friske, Ernest Kevin Sleep, Kevin Ronald Keyworth, Lee Anthony McCulloch, Paul Allan Sainsbury, Paul Douglas Laing, Peter Vincent Waning, Raymond Charles Holton, Robert Turner, Scott Kenneth McPherson, Steven Craig Hull
1. FLAME SAFETY LAMPS
2. RESEARCH—FRICTIONAL IGNITION
3. RESEARCH—IGNITION BY OTHER UNDERGROUND APPARATUS
5. EMERGENCY PROCEDURES.
6. GAS ANALYSIS EQUIPMENT
7. AN AUTONOMOUS SAFETY IN MINES TESTING AND RESEARCH STATION AT REDBANK IN QUEENSLAND
9. ALUMINIUM ALLOYS
10. CONTINUOUS MONITORING
11. PILLAR EXTRACTION
12. MONITORING OF OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENTS