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Northparkes Mine Disaster

On November 24, 1999, disaster struck underground at Northparkes mine in central New South Wales and the lives of four miners were lost. Ross Bodkin 41, Michael House 33, Stuart Osmond 47 and Colin Lloyd-Jones 41, were killed instantly when millions of tonnes of ore and earth collapsed suddenly, leading to a catastrophic air blast through an access tunnel, where they were working 140 metres ...

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