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.

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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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Coalbrook Disaster 1960- Mining Accident Database

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 rescue people was available anywhere in the country.

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12 MONTHS AFTER COALBROOK

2017-1-31  The Coalbrook mine tragedy brought messages of support and sympathy from all comers of South Africa and from all over the world, and many of them took the form donations for the families of the dead miners. A number of funds were started. Money came from the gold-rich Chamber of Mines and from poor African workers from

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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  rock engineering safety research in South Africa was 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

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Coalbrook Mynramp – Monumente, Gedenktekens en ...

2019-1-25  Horst is a regular contributor to The Heritage Portal. 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

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Miners remember South Africa's Coalbrook tragedy -

2021-1-25  The Minerals Council South Africa has commemorated the country’s worst mining disaster, when 435 men died at the Clydesdale Coalbrook North Colliery in

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(PDF) Beyond Coalbrook: What did we really learn?

2006-12-1  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

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Coalbrook - Rural Exploration

2021-6-11  Output from the mine had to increase from roughly 500 000 to 2.8 Million per annum. Following the disaster extraction from the Coalbrook north mine (as it was called in one of the reports) was halted for a while but was than started again in the non

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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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Coalbrook mining disaster — Wikipedia Republished //

2021-1-22  The Coalbrook mining disaster was the worst mining disaster in 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. About 1 000 miners were in the mine at the time and

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Miners remember South Africa's Coalbrook tragedy -

2021-1-25  Miners remember South Africa's Coalbrook tragedy. The Minerals Council South Africa has commemorated the country’s worst mining disaster, when 435 men died at the Clydesdale Coalbrook

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The Clydesdale Coalbrook Colliery Disaster

2018-9-5  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 miners (435) still lie buried in the mineshafts, forgotten and largely un-commemorated. In what used to be known as Coalbrook and now called Holly Country ...

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12 MONTHS AFTER COALBROOK

2017-1-31  The Coalbrook mine tragedy brought messages of support and sympathy from all comers of South Africa and from all over the world, and many of them took the form donations for the families of the dead miners. A number of funds were started. Money came from the gold-rich Chamber of Mines and from poor African workers from

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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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Coalbrook Mynramp – Monumente, Gedenktekens en ...

2019-1-25  This disaster will go down in the history of books as one of the largest mine disasters in South Africa. (Ellen Tauscher)’. llen Tauscher an American politician said the following after Hurricane Katrina struck the American Midwest in 2005: ‘My heart goes

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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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Mine Accidents and Disasters Department of Mineral

The worst mining disasters in the South African mining industry are listed below: 435 Miners lost their lives on 21 January 1960 at Coalbrook North Colliery situated near Sasolburg, Free State.A complete underground mine area collapse was caused by the disintegration of

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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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Coalbrook mining disaster — Wikipedia Republished //

2021-1-22  The Coalbrook mining disaster was the worst mining disaster in 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. About 1 000 miners were in the mine at the time and

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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

2017-1-31  The Coalbrook mine tragedy brought messages of support and sympathy from all comers of South Africa and from all over the world, and many of them took the form donations for the families of the dead miners. A number of funds were started. Money came from the gold-rich Chamber of Mines and from poor African workers from

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The world's worst coal mining disasters

2014-5-15  Coalbrook mine disaster with 435 deaths is the worst ever disaster in South Africa’s mining history. The disaster took place on 21 January 1960 at the Coalbrook North Mine of the Clydesdale Colliery near Sasolburg, Orange Free State, South Africa. The collapse of around 3km² of underground mine area caused the disaster.

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The Worlds Worst Mining Disasters - ThoughtCo

2019-3-5  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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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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HLOBANE MINE ACCIDENT - Digital Innovation South

2016-4-15  The Hlobane disaster is the worst since the Coalbrook colliery disaster of 1960, in which 437 miners were buried alive when the mine working collapsed. Coal Mining in South Africa In the past management regarded coal as a poor investment, the "down and out" of the South African mining industry. But the fuel crisis of 1973 changed this.

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The 435 SA miners who didn't make it - timeslive.co.za

2010-10-14  It was confirmation that 435 miners (some say 437) had died in South Africa's worst mining disaster. The scene was 22km from Vereeniging: the Clydesdale colliery at Coalbrook

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Beitbridge Colliery revives villagers mining dream ...

2017-9-20  The Wankie disaster claimed 36 whites and 390 blacks and is Africa’s second worst after South Africa’s January 21, 1960 Coalbrook North Mine accident that claimed 436 miners near Sasolburg.

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