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Scotia Nickel Mine (Australia)

Underground nickel mine, closed in July 1974 due to a crown pillar failure which developed from a hanging wall collapse in an open stope. This caused a large sinkhole to develop on surface. A mine employee that witnessed the event tried unsuccessfully to contact company officials and set off to drive to a nearby camp to use the telephone. Tragically, the employee inadvertently drove his utility into the sinkhole. The body of the deceased and the vehicle could not be recovered. (From Dept. of Minerals and Energy Minesafe magazine, December 1999, Vol 10. No. 4)

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