Anyone watching the news today will have realised that the two miners trapped underground in a Tasmanian goldmine for almost 2 weeks have finally been rescued.
An incredible event with all of Australia celebrating the safe rescue of the 2 miners while acknowledging the tragic death of their workmate in the rockfall.
While Australia has extremely safe mines, underground mining is still a dangerous occupation – something that should never be forgotten. We send our condolences to the family of Larry Knight and rejoice in the news that Todd Russell and Brant Webb are finally safe.
For international readers who may not have heard much about this story – see more information here – National Nine News.