The Beaconsfield Mine Collapse

Craig Beckett | May 10, 2006
The Beaconsfield Mine Collapse

April 25, 2006 saw the collapse of the Beaconsfield Mine in Tasmania after a minor earthquake. Fourteen miners were able to escape immediately, one died and two miners, Brant Webb and Todd Russell, were trapped more than a kilometer below the surface in a vehicle they were working in at the time of the collapse. It took 14 days of intensive rescue efforts to free the miners safely. The event transfixed Australia and the Australian networks produced blanket news coverage of the rescue efforts.

See our Case Studies page for more information on Astralinks' involvement in the coverage of this disaster.