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15-March-2016
15-March-2016
Photographs supplied by Diane Watson
A tablet dedicated to the memory of Norman Armstrong, Michael Botten & Christopher McInerney who were fatally injured at the C.S.A. Mine at Cobar on the 12th October 1980. 

The three miners were incinerated in the cage in the mine shaft whilst removing old concrete delivery pipes. It is believed that hot metal, slag or sparks ignited flammable material below. The fire sent flames up the walls of the shaft fed by hydraulic oil or diesel fuel which had spilt from galvanised pipes in the shaft. The fire was further fuelled by the acetylene they were carrying for their work.

Location

Address:Marshall & Lewis Streets, Cobar Memorial Services Club, Cobar, 2835
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.498304
Long: 145.840472
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy
Actual Event STart Date:12-October-1980
Actual Event End Date:12-October-1980

Dedication

Front Inscription
       THIS STONE IS DEDICATED 
         TO THE MEMORY OF

NORMAN ARMSTRONG
MICHAEL BOTTEN
CHRISTOPHER McINERNEY
FATALLY INJURED AT C.S.A.MINE ON THE
       12th DAY OF OCT., 1980.
Source: MA
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