These cable drums were blown 50 feet from their foundations following a coal dust explosion. They each weighed two tons.
Last year I posted on the anniversary of the Mt Mulligan mine disaster of 1921. I will have to do it a couple of days early this year as I am heading back to work tomorrow. An anonymous commenter sent me a Youtube reference to it, which I found enlightening and for those who are interested it is here.
Unfortunately there is not an embed code.
I am not sure why, but I have had quite a few visits to that post from Google etc. searches. When I wrote it, it was mainly as something for my regular readers to share my experience, but the event seems to still draw enquiries.
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