Are Our Mines Safe? Coalbrook Mine Disaster Revisited.

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Van der Merwe, Nielen
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The recent media attention on the trapped Chilean miners brings to mind South Africa’s worst mining disaster which occurred when 437 workers died in January 1960. But what progress on safety has there been since then? Nielen van der Merwe outlines some advances but also argues that more research is urgently needed if we want to avoid similar collapses in the future.

 

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