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Miners Memorial Day

The 2016 Miners Memorial Day service was held in Moranbah on Monday, 19 September.

Miners Memorial Day shines a light on the most important aspect of mining—the safety and health of the men and women who work in Queensland mines. Since 2008, the Queensland Government, industry and unions have come together to honour the memory of the more than 1500 people who have lost their lives in Queensland's coal and metalliferous mines since mining began in the 19th century.

Every year on 19 September a service is held to mark the anniversary of the state's worst mining disaster. On this day in 1921, 75 miners lost their lives in a gas explosion in a coal mine at Mount Mulligan in North Queensland.

The honour roll of miners who have died in accidents and disasters at work in Queensland mines shown at the service in Moranbah can be viewed here.

Wreaths at the Miners Memorial Day service

Wreaths at the Miners Memorial Day service.

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Last updated: 6 October 2016

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