Anniversary of Moura No. 4 Explosion

Published: 16 Jul 2019

On 16 July 1986 an explosion deep underground took the lives of 12 coal miners. It was a day of tragedy for the families, workmates and friends of the victims, and a harrowing experience for the rescue teams sent in to recover their comrades.

In this excerpt from the film Blood on the Coal (a history of the Union in Queensland), survivors talk about their experience.