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The 1960 Coalbrook Disaster The Heritage Portal

Jun 14, 2018  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.

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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, 21 January 1960 - Minerals Council South Africa

Jan 21, 2016  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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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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COALBROOK NORTH COLLIERY MINING DISASTER 1960

May 22, 2016  Recently during a family discussion the subject of the Mining Disaster at the Coalbrook North colliery in South Africa and my involvement in it came up and the paucity of “on the spot’ knowledge caused them to suggest I record for posterity and general information my version of the terrible accident in 1960. I am

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South African Mining Disaster (1960) - YouTube

Apr 13, 2014  South Africa. Various shots of crowds strolling along a suburban road after having visited the Coalbrook Colliery where four hundred miners died. GV. Angle s...

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Beyond Coalbrook: what did we really learn?

the Coalbrook collapse at this stage. Refer to Figure 1, a copy of the mine plan. Later, the technology that was developed over the intervening 46 years will be tested against Coalbrook, asking the question whether we are still vulnerable to a similar disaster. Note that Coalbrook was not the last pillar collapse in South Africa. A further 23 ...

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More than 400 miners killed in what was the worst

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

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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

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 the history of the continent. Over four hundred

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The Golden Thread: The SACP, the Coalbrook Disaster and ...

“The (Coalbrook) tragedy was the worst mine disaster in South African history and Ruth sent her colleague Joe Gqabi to cover the story. Gqabi worked on the story for almost a month and his article facilitated the ANC’s call for political action.

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12 MONTHS AFTER COALBROOK

of victims of other mine disasters. This is because the magnitude of the Coalbrook tragedy shocked the public and large concerns in South Africa into setting up special relief funds. SPECIAL FUNDS The gold-rich Chamber of Mines paid out a special amount of £25,000

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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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Beyond Coalbrook: what did we really learn?

the Coalbrook collapse at this stage. Refer to Figure 1, a copy of the mine plan. Later, the technology that was developed over the intervening 46 years will be tested against Coalbrook, asking the question whether we are still vulnerable to a similar disaster. Note that Coalbrook was not the last pillar collapse in South Africa. A further 23 ...

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Coalbrook - Rural Exploration

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 27.9157E elevation: 1477m.

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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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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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SOUTH AFRICAN DISASTER - YouTube

(28 Jan 1960) At the pit-head of the Coalbrook Colliery in South Africa, relatives waited for news of 440 men trapped down below, of whom six are white. A wh...

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coalbrook mine disaster south africa « BINQ Mining

Apr 27, 2013  Disaster at Coalbrook Colliery. The tragic disaster that occurred on January 2lst, I960, at the Coalbrook North As the Colliery and the adjoining Coalbrook South Colliery provide the coal day, Escom was advised that the ad line Committee on Mine Safety had ordered »More detailed

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Wales Coal Mine Disaster and Coalbrook, South Africa MINING

Coalbrook, South Africa. Biggest mining disaster in the history of South Africa is also one of the most deadly in the world. On January 21, 1960, landslide at the mine trapped 437 miners. Of those victims, 417 succumbed to methane poisoning. After the disaster, the state bought KP

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Disaster struck South Africa : Burman, Jose : Free ...

203 pages 22 cm Conflagration: the great fire of 1869 -- Famine: the killing of the cattle -- Explosion: the Braamfontein dynamite disaster -- Pestilence: the Rinderpest -- Epidemic: the great 'flu -- Flood: the Natal hurricane -- Storm: the path of the tornado -- Rail disaster: night train to eternity -- Air disaster: the Windhoek air disaster -- Mining disaster: calamity below Coalbrook ...

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coalbrook mine disaster south africa - get-roasted.be

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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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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12 MONTHS AFTER COALBROOK

of victims of other mine disasters. This is because the magnitude of the Coalbrook tragedy shocked the public and large concerns in South Africa into setting up special relief funds. SPECIAL FUNDS The gold-rich Chamber of Mines paid out a special amount of £25,000 after Coalbrook

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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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Wales Coal Mine Disaster and Coalbrook, South Africa MINING

Coalbrook, South Africa. Biggest mining disaster in the history of South Africa is also one of the most deadly in the world. On January 21, 1960, landslide at the mine trapped 437 miners. Of those victims, 417 succumbed to methane poisoning. After the disaster, the state bought KP

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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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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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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 of

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GCVFYD Coalbrook (Traditional Cache) in Free State, South ...

Coalbrook (GCVFYD) was created by geocacher_coza on 4/17/2006. It's a Micro size geocache, with difficulty of 1.5, terrain of 1. It's located in Free State, South Africa.On the 21 January 1960, a tragic disaster occurred at the Coalbrook North Colliery of the Clydesdale (Transvaal) Collieries Limited.

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List of some of history's worst mine disasters

May 15, 2014  —1960: Coalbrook, South Africa, Clydesdale Colliery mine collapse kills 437. —1962: Disaster at the Luisenthal coal mine in Volklingen, West Germany, kills 299. —1909: 259 men and boys killed in one of the United States' worst coal mine disasters, at the St. Paul Coal Co. mine, Cherry, Illinois. ___ Compiled by news researcher Rhonda Shafner

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Category:Coalbrook mining disaster - Wikimedia Commons

1960 mineshaft collapse at Clydesdale Colliery, South Africa. Upload media ... Media in category "Coalbrook mining disaster" The following 6 files are in this category, out of 6 total. Coalbrook disaster map 1. Development stages.svg. Coalbrook disaster map 2. Jan-21-1960, 16-00.svg.

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mining disasters in south africa

Coalbrook mine disaster with 435 deaths is the worst ever disaster in South Africa's mining history. Inquire Now mining and construction disasters in south africa

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mining disasters occured in sa - shibang-china

Worst Mining Disasters - World's Deadliest Mining Accidents. This was the worst of a spate of mine disasters in Wales that occurred during a period of shoddy mine safety from 1850 to 1930. ... Coalbrook, South Africa.

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Disaster struck South Africa : Burman, Jose : Free ...

203 pages 22 cm Conflagration: the great fire of 1869 -- Famine: the killing of the cattle -- Explosion: the Braamfontein dynamite disaster -- Pestilence: the Rinderpest -- Epidemic: the great 'flu -- Flood: the Natal hurricane -- Storm: the path of the tornado -- Rail disaster: night train to eternity -- Air disaster: the Windhoek air disaster -- Mining disaster: calamity below Coalbrook ...

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