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Aug 16, 2016

Dark day for mines rescue

Dark day for mines rescue

Throughout 100 years of rescues, of the darkest days for the Queensland Mines Rescue Service (QMRS) was July 31, 1972. That was the day of the Box Flat mine disaster in which 17 men, including eight mines rescue workers, were killed. About 2.45am an underground explosion trapped 14 men, killed three men on the surface,…

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