Box Flat Mining Disaster MemorialPrint Page
The Memorial commemorates the loss of seventeen miners at Box Flat Colliery in 1972. .
On the 31st July 1972 in Box Flat mine at 2.47 am, 17 miners were killed. Fourteen were underground and three were at the surface of the pithead. Twelve others were seriously injured, three hospitalised, two seriously hurt, and one man died 14 months later directly as a result of injuries.
|Address:||Swanbank Road, Swanbank, 4306|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.657222|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||31-July-1972|
|Actual Event End Date:||31-July-1972|
IN MEMORY OF THE MEN
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES
IN THE BOX FLAT EXPLOSION
31ST JULY 1972
This Carving Commemorates
Those Who Lost Their Lives
In The Box Flat Mine Explosion
31st July 1972.