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An Unofficial History of Coal Mining in the Illawarra

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   *Incidents of multiple fatalities associated with the coal mining industry in the Illawarra
 

YEAR

LOCATION

CAUSE

FATALITIES

1887 Bulli Colliery Underground Gas Explosion

81

1895 Metropolitan Colliery Carbon Dioxide Gas Outburst

3

1902 Mount Kembla Underground Gas Explosion

96

1907 South Clifton Colliery Tunnel Roof Failure

4

1925 Metropolitan Colliery Carbon Dioxide Gas Outburst

2

1954 Metropolitan Colliery Carbon Dioxide Gas Outburst

2

1965 Bulli Colliery Underground Fire

4

1979 Appin Colliery Underground Gas Explosion

14

1991 South Bulli Colliery Carbon Dioxide & Methane Gas Outburst

3

 

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