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The 1960 Coalbrook Disaster The Heritage Portal

2018-6-14  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 results.This article covers the history of the coal mine, the

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Coalbrook Disaster 1960- Mining Accident Database

Coalbrook Disaster 1960. 21/01/1960 Clysedale Colliery Collapse. In the worst mine disaster in South Africa, a large section of the Clydesdale Colliery, at the Coalbrook mine near Sasolburg, caved in and trapped 435 mineworkers 180m underground. There were no survivors. No machine capable of drilling holes large enough through which to

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Powering Apartheid: The Coalbrook Mine Disaster of 1960

2020-3-16  The Coalbrook Disaster can be attributed in large measure to the rise of the racist, capitalist apartheid state in South Africa after 1948. As the first major crisis of 1960 in South Africa, it dramatised and foreshadowed many of the debates that ensued during that year about the nature of

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More than 400 miners killed in what was the worst mining

In the worst mine disaster in South Africa, a large section of the Clydesdale Colliery, at the Coalbrook mine near Sasolburg, Orange Free State, caved in.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.

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The Clydesdale Coalbrook Colliery Disaster

2018-9-5  The Clydesdale Coalbrook Colliery Disaster Dennis Schauffer Professor Emeritus, University ofKwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa In 1960, just south of Sasolburg, in the province of the Free State, in South Africa, there occurred the greatest coal mining disaster in

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Beyond Coalbrook: what did we really learn?

2011-6-28  identified when the Coalbrook disaster occurred on 21 January 1960. In total, 437 workers lost their lives when pillars over an area of 324 hectares (1.25 sq. miles) collapsed. Following the disaster, the South African government sponsored research into coal mine safety by forming the Coal Mines Research Controlling Council (CMRCC).

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12 MONTHS AFTER COALBROOK

2017-1-31  12 months after coalbrook four commissions but no resuits yet 't’his january it will be one year since 435 miners died in the coalbrook mine ^ disaster. this article asks some searching questions. four government commissioners were appointed. the judiciai. commission has still not published its report.

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Worst Mining Disasters In Human History WorldAtlas

2017-4-25  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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The Worlds Worst Mining Disasters ThoughtCo

2019-3-5  The Senghenydd Colliery Disaster happened on Oct. 14, 1913, during a period of peak coal output in the United Kingdom. The cause was most likely a methane explosion that ignited coal dust. The death toll was 439, making it the most deadly mine accident in the UK. This was the worst of a spate of mine

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Coalbrook, 21 January 1960 Minerals Council South Africa

2016-1-21  The Clydesdale Coalbrook North Colliery, located near what is today Sasolburg, was at the time lauded as a highly productive and significant coal mine for its longevity in operation. Indeed, this tragedy is recognised as the worst mining disaster in the history of South Africa and ranks among the top 10 worst mining disasters ever globally.

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Powering Apartheid: The Coalbrook Mine Disaster of 1960

2020-3-16  The Coalbrook Disaster can be attributed in large measure to the rise of the racist, capitalist apartheid state in South Africa after 1948. As the first major crisis of 1960 in South Africa, it dramatised and foreshadowed many of the debates that ensued during that year about the nature of

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The Clydesdale Coalbrook Colliery Disaster

2018-9-5  The Clydesdale Coalbrook Colliery Disaster Dennis Schauffer Professor Emeritus, University ofKwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa In 1960, just south of Sasolburg, in the province of the Free State, in South Africa, there occurred the greatest coal mining disaster in

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Remembering Coalbrook Musings of a curious individual

2020-1-21  The Coalbrook mining disaster happened on 21 January 1960 at the Coalbrook coal mine of Clydesdale Colliery over a year before I was born. However, I remember my parents talking about it, but further than I never heard of any official commemoration or coverage and it was usually mentioned when yet another disaster occurred in the mining

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Coalbrook Rural Exploration

2021-6-11  Coalbrook. 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

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The world's worst coal mining disasters

2014-5-15  Coalbrook mine disaster (1960) South Africa. 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

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12 MONTHS AFTER COALBROOK

2017-1-31  12 months after coalbrook four commissions but no resuits yet 't’his january it will be one year since 435 miners died in the coalbrook mine ^ disaster. this article asks some searching questions. four government commissioners were appointed. the judiciai. commission has still not published its report.

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Worst Mining Disasters In Human History WorldAtlas

2017-4-25  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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Five of the world's worst mining disasters

2013-12-15  5. Coalbrook, South Africa. Photo: About and gold mining equipment. The biggest mine disaster in South African history changed the way the country dealt with safety issues and resulted in an investment in suitable rescue drilling equipment. On January 21, 1960, a rock fall in a section of the Coalbrook mine

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The Worlds Worst Mining Disasters ThoughtCo

2019-3-5  The Senghenydd Colliery Disaster happened on Oct. 14, 1913, during a period of peak coal output in the United Kingdom. The cause was most likely a methane explosion that ignited coal dust. The death toll was 439, making it the most deadly mine accident in the UK. This was the worst of a spate of mine

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The 1960 Coalbrook Disaster The Heritage Portal

2018-6-14  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 results.This article covers the history of the coal mine, the

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Coalbrook Disaster 1960- Mining Accident Database

Coalbrook Disaster 1960. 21/01/1960 Clysedale Colliery Collapse. In the worst mine disaster in South Africa, a large section of the Clydesdale Colliery, at the Coalbrook mine near Sasolburg, caved in and trapped 435 mineworkers 180m underground. There were no survivors. No machine capable of drilling holes large enough through which to

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Coalbrook Disaster 1960- Mining Accident Database

Coalbrook Disaster 1960. 21/01/1960 Clysedale Colliery Collapse. In the worst mine disaster in South Africa, a large section of the Clydesdale Colliery, at the Coalbrook mine near Sasolburg, caved in and trapped 435 mineworkers 180m underground. There were no survivors. No machine capable of drilling holes large enough through which to

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The Clydesdale Coalbrook Colliery Disaster

2018-9-5  The Clydesdale Coalbrook Colliery Disaster Dennis Schauffer Professor Emeritus, University ofKwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa In 1960, just south of Sasolburg, in the province of the Free State, in South Africa, there occurred the greatest coal mining disaster in

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More than 400 miners killed in what was the worst mining

In the worst mine disaster in South Africa, a large section of the Clydesdale Colliery, at the Coalbrook mine near Sasolburg, Orange Free State, caved in.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.

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Beyond Coalbrook: what did we really learn?

2011-6-28  identified when the Coalbrook disaster occurred on 21 January 1960. In total, 437 workers lost their lives when pillars over an area of 324 hectares (1.25 sq. miles) collapsed. Following the disaster, the South African government sponsored research into coal mine safety by forming the Coal Mines Research Controlling Council (CMRCC).

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Coalbrook Mynramp Monumente, Gedenktekens en

2019-1-25  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

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12 MONTHS AFTER COALBROOK

2017-1-31  12 months after coalbrook four commissions but no resuits yet 't’his january it will be one year since 435 miners died in the coalbrook mine ^ disaster. this article asks some searching questions. four government commissioners were appointed. the judiciai. commission has still not published its report.

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The Worlds Worst Mining Disasters ThoughtCo

2019-3-5  2019-3-5  The Senghenydd Colliery Disaster happened on Oct. 14, 1913, during a period of peak coal output in the United Kingdom. The cause was most likely a methane explosion that ignited coal dust. The death toll was 439, making it the most deadly mine accident in the UK. This was the worst of a spate of mine

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Worst Mining Disasters In Human History WorldAtlas

2017-4-25  Coalbrook colliery, Clydesdale, South Africa, January 1960 (435 deaths) On the 9th of May, 1960, 682 people died amidst a mining disaster that happened in China. At Laobaidong colliery, located in Datong, a methane gas explosion took the lives of these miners, and this accident has been listed as the second most tragic and disastrous mining

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