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How safe are Australia’s mines? New analysis shows reform has been stalled for a decade

By David Cliff, Professor of Occupational Health and Safety in Mining, The University of Queensland
On Sunday August 7 1994, an explosion at the Moura No 2 underground coal mine in Queensland led to the deaths of 11 miners. This tragedy was the catalyst for a major shakeup in the approach to safety in all kinds of mines around Australia over the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Since that time, we have seen major improvements in safety…The Conversation

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