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Coalbrook Mine Disaster South Africa

Coalbrook Mine Disaster South Africa

The Coalbrook mining disaster is the worst mining accident in the history of 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. ...

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Coalbrook Mine Disaster South Africa

  • Wikizero Coalbrook Mining Disaster

    The Coalbrook mining disaster is the worst mining accident in the history of 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. ...

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  • Pdf Beyond Coalbrook What Did We Really Learn

    In the area of pillar design, it was the Coalbrook mine disaster in South Africa in 1960 which resulted in the loss of 437 lives when several thousand coal pillars collapsed affecting an area of ...

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  • Coalbrook Mine Disaster South Africa 171; Binq Mining

    Apr 27, 2013 The 435 SA miners who didn't make it – Times LIVE. 14 Oct 2010 … The danger of coal and gold mining in South Africa was well known: the … The Coalbrook death tally told the story: 429 of the victims were black, and six were white. … The mine's method of work was to cut into the rich coal deposits … at the Rand Daily Mail when news of the disaster came from Frank Day, …

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  • January 21 On This Day In World History Briefly South

    Jan 21, 2020 The Coalbrook mining disaster is the worst mining disaster in the history of South Africa. The disaster occurred in the Coalbrook coal mine of Clydesdale Colliery on January 21, 1960 at around 7pm when approximately 900 pillars caved in, almost 180m underground. The mine is situated in the Northern Free State, 21km south west of Vereeniging.

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  • The Worlds Worst Coal Mining Disasters

    May 15, 2014 Coalbrook mine disaster took place on 21 January 1960 at the Coalbrook North Mine of the Clydesdale Colliery near Sasolburg, Orange Free State, South Africa. Directly leading to the deaths of 435 it is the worst ever disaster in South Africa’s mining history.

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  • World’S Worst Coal Mining Disasters Mining Tube Mining

    Mar 02, 2016 Coalbrook mine disaster (1960) – South Africa Coalbrook mine disaster with 435 deaths is the worst ever disaster in South Africa’s mining history. The disaster took place on 21 January 1960 at the Coalbrook North Mine of the Clydesdale Colliery near Sasolburg, Orange Free State, South Africa.

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  • The 435 Sa Miners Who Didnt Make It

    Oct 14, 2010 It was confirmation that 435 miners (some say 437) had died in South Africa's worst mining disaster. The scene was 22km from Vereeniging: the Clydesdale colliery at Coalbrook…

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  • Worst Mining Disasters In Human History Worldatlas

    Apr 25, 2017 8. Coalbrook colliery, Clydesdale, South Africa, January 1960 (435 deaths) On the 21st of January, 1960, tragedy struck the Coalbrook colliery in Clydesdale, South Africa.On that day, around 900 underground pillars throughout the coal mine became loose and fell apart, thereby even loosening the very supports to the roof of the mine.

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  • Mining Disasters And Rescues Health24 South Africas

    Jul 21, 2012 483 men and boys were killed in the worst Welsh coal mining disaster on 14 October 1913 at Senghenydd. A coal dust explosion was the cause of the tragedy. On 1 January 1960, 435 miners died in a mining disaster at Coalbrook in South Africa. Rock falls and methane poisoning were to blame. In Wankie, in Zimbabwe, a coal mine explosion killed 427 ...

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  • South Africa Orkney Gold Mine Accident 56

    Dec 05, 1995 Searchers have now retrieved 56 bodies from the wreckage of a gold mine accident in Orkney, South Africa. The mine's owners, Anglo American, said no-one had survived the disaster and the country's most powerful union has accused them of gross negligence. By late Friday, searchers working 2,300 metres (1.4 miles) underground had pulled more than ...

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  • Coalbrook 437 Posts Facebook

    Not only 437 miners perished in the Coalbrook disaster, but also about 43 horses and a number of mules died in what is South Africa's biggest mine disaster in 1960. We are not only remembering the men but their animal friends too. Sacrificed for coal...

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  • Worst Coal Mine Disasters Yeni Şafak

    May 14, 2014 Coalbrook mine disaster, which left 435 deaths, is the worst ever disaster in South Africa's mining history. The disaster took place at the Coalbrook North Mine …

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  • South Africa Funeral For 50 Victims Of Mining Disaster

    it was the worst mining accident in south africa since the coalbrook coal mine disaster of 1960 when 435 miners died after being entombed by heavy falls of rock. on the same day as the carltonville mine disaster, one man was killed and 13 injured in another gold mine.

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  • Miners Remember South Africas Coalbrook Tragedy Mining

    Jan 25, 2021 The Minerals Council South Africa has commemorated the country’s worst mining disaster, when 435 men died at the Clydesdale Coalbrook North Colliery in January 1960.

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  • Coalbrook Mynramp Monumente Gedenktekens En

    Jan 25, 2019 The 1960 Coalbrook Disaster. On the 21 January 1960 a major calamity befell the coal mine at Coalbrook, situated in the Northern Free State 21km south west of Vereeniging. 437 miners were buried alive 180 meters below the surface when an estimated 900 pillars collapsed. A major rescue effort was undertaken, unfortunately without any positive ...

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  • The Clydesdale Coalbrook Colliery Disaster

    In 1960, just south of Sasolburg, in the province of the Free State, in South Africa, there occurred the greatest coal mining disaster in the history of the continent. Over four hundred miners (435) still lie buried in the mineshafts, forgotten and largely un-commemorated. In what used to be known as Coalbrook and now called Holly Country ...

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  • Coalbrook Rural Exploration

    Coalbrook, or now called Holly Country, was a coal mining village. Situated just south of Sasolburg. It is well known because of the Coalbrook disaster, a mining accident during which 435 miners lost their lives. GPS coordinates: 26.9364S 27.9157E elevation: 1477m. I actually wanted to write about the little village of Holly Country.

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  • South African Mining Disaster British Path233;

    South Africa. Various shots of crowds strolling along a suburban road after having visited the Coalbrook Colliery where four hundred miners died. GV. Angle shot of main shaft of colliery, pan to pit head buildings which are surrounded by rescue workers. Various shots of spectators leaning on fence and walking round perimeter of mine. MS.

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  • Coalbrook Mine Disaster South Africa 171; Binq Mining

    Apr 27, 2013 The 435 SA miners who didn't make it – Times LIVE. 14 Oct 2010 … The danger of coal and gold mining in South Africa was well known: the … The Coalbrook death tally told the story: 429 of the victims were black, and six were white. … The mine's method of work was to cut into the rich coal deposits … at the Rand Daily Mail when news of the disaster came from Frank Day, …

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  • Mine Accidents And Disasters Department Of Mineral

    The worst mining disasters in the South African mining industry are listed below: 435 Miners lost their lives on 21 January 1960 at Coalbrook North Colliery situated near Sasolburg, Free State.A complete underground mine area collapse was caused by the disintegration …

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  • Minister Gwede Mantashe 2019 Mine Health And Safety

    Jan 24, 2020 This week we remember the Coalbrook Disaster. Sixty years ago on the 21st January 1960, four hundred and thirty five (435) mineworkers lost their lives in Coalbrook. Since then, we have made significant strides. We have learnt many lessons that have enhanced our approach to health and safety in mining.

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  • The Worlds Worst Mining Disasters Thoughtco

    Mar 05, 2019 Coalbrook, South Africa . The biggest mine disaster in South African history was also one of the deadliest in the world. On Jan. 21, 1960, a rock fall in a section of the mine trapped 437 miners. Of those casualties, 417 succumbed to methane poisoning.

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