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  • Coalbrook mining disaster - Wikipedia

    OverviewCauses of the disasterRescue EffortsResponse to the IncidentCompensationThe Coalbrook mining disaster was the worst mining disaster in South Africa. The disaster occurred in the Coalbrook coal mine of Clydesdale Colliery on 21 January 1960 at around 19:00 when approximately 900 pillars caved in, almost 180 metres underground. The mine is situated in the Northern Free State, 21 km south west of Vereeniging. About 1,000 miners were in the mine at the time and 435 died after being trapped, while the rest escaped through an incline shaft. The miners were suffocated by m
  • The Worlds Worst Mining Disasters - ThoughtCo

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  • ARM Coal

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  • The world's worst coal mining disasters

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  • Eight weeks 11 fatal mine accidents News MG

    Eight weeks 11 fatal mine accidents. On coal mines, die death toll stands at 51, already more than double last year’s total of 24. Coalbrook was the scene of the largest mine accident in South African history; 435 miners were buried alive when part of the mine collapsed in 1960.

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  • Wales Coal Mine Disaster and Coalbrook, South Africa MINING

    Wales coal mine disaster Senghenydd Colliery disaster occurred on October 14, 1913, during the period of peak coal production in the UK. The cause is most likely coal dust explosion ignited methane. The death toll was 439, so the deadliest mining accident in the UK.

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  • The Golden Thread: Coalbrook mine disaster, 1960

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