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by Tony Wright

  • ISBN: 1847241778
  • Category: Australia and Oceania
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Tony Wright
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Quercus (July 5, 2007)
  • Pages: 320
  • ePub book: 1496 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1589 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 539

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Bad Ground is the real story of miners Todd Russell and Brant Webb and their deliverance from entombment in the depths of the Beaconsfield hard-rock mine. But the seismic event that trapped them affected the close-knit community just as profoundly.

Tony Wright's Bad Ground is the exclusive, authorised story of the 14-day entombment and rescue of Beaconsfield miners Brant Webb and Todd Russell and the fascinating aftermath. The blast and rock fall which occurred one kilometre underground on Anzac Day, 25 April 2006, killed their fellow worker, Larry Knight, leaving their shift manager certain they were dead.

Bad Ground is the exclusive, authorised story of the 14-day entombment and rescue of Beaconsfield miners Brant Webb and Todd Russell and the fascinating aftermath. The blast and rock fall which occurred one kilometre underground on Anzac Day, 25 April 2006 killed their fellow worker, Larry Knight and left their shift manager in doubt they were also dead. Tony Wright's enthralling, often spine-chilling narrative begins with a masterfully rendered portrait of the small Tasmanian mining township in which the drama unfolded, a township that revealed to him its deepest secrets.

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BAD GROUND Inside the Beacsonsfield Mine Rescue. by Tony Wright Read by Humphrey Bower. What sets the book apart are details that reveal how surprisingly resourceful the trapped miners were. In Bower's portrayal, the miners come across as both ordinary blokes and extraordinary men. .

Bad Ground is the real story of miners Todd Russell and Brant Webb and their deliverance from entombment in the depths of the Beaconsfield hard-rock mine. But the seismic event that trapped them affected the close-knit community just as profoundly. Family, friends, fellow miners and rescuers: this is also the story of those who worked desperately against the clock and against all odds to reach the men below. Of those who held vigil, of those who grieved, and of those who never stopped believing. Tony Wright was there covering the story as it unfolded, and experienced first-hand the making of an Australian legend.

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Golden freddi Golden freddi
I am an American, and don’t know all the Ausie slang terms, but I was able to understand this book. Having come from a small town community myself, I understand how powerful what happened in April of 2006 is for this community. God bless all those involved in this book, and those who could not be.
EXIBUZYW EXIBUZYW
This book kept me reading the whole way through. it was about two men trap under groung for a couple of weeks after the mine they worked in colapsed and what they did to keep sane while waiting to be rescued.
Shem Shem
On the 25th of April 2006, at 9.26 pm, a small earthquake at the Beaconsfield Gold Mine caused a rock fall. Fourteen miners escaped, one miner, Larry Knight, was killed and two other miners, Brant Webb and Todd Russell, were trapped for two weeks.

This book tells the story of the rescue, as well as some history of the gold mining operation at Beaconsfield where gold was first discovered in 1847. The gold mine was closed in 1914 because of regular flooding, and was re-opened in 1999. The mine is currently slated to close at the end of June 2012 because it is not viable to mine below the current depth (1210 metres) at current gold prices.

This book is primarily about the men who were trapped and their rescue and was first published in late 2006, well before the coroner's report into Larry Knight's death was released. And so the focus is on the emotion and drama after the rock fall, rather than a detailed analysis of the events and practices before the disaster. A telemovie has been made about the event, and it was viewing that a few days ago that prompted me to (finally) read this book.

`In the deepest dark...'

It's a moving and courageous story: mine workers and paramedics willingly risked their own lives to save Brant Webb and Todd Russell. It was a rescue accompanied by risk, to both the two trapped men and those who were attempting the rescue.

I read the book with very mixed emotions. I enjoyed the way that Tony Wright provided background information about the mine, the community of Beaconsfield and the people involved. This information was (quite rightly) not part of the intensive media coverage given at the time, but it is important - six years after the tragedy - in understanding how the rescue was undertaken. In reading the book, I had a greater appreciation of the risks involved in the rescue, and nothing but admiration for those involved in what was a complex and difficult rescue. So many courageous people, so many extraordinary acts involved in assembling the right people, and getting the right equipment to Beaconsfield.So much joy when Brant Webb and Todd Russell walked out at the end of their ordeal, tempered with sadness for the death of Larry Knight.

Jennifer Cameron-Smith
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Have you ever made a decision that resulted in someone else being harmed?

It is an appalling thought. Directors in health, mining, construction and other industries make these decisions every day. Usually the decision, at the time it is taken, is not intended to cause any harm. It is all about getting the job done, establishing a culture of `can do' attitudes, being prudent with shareholder's funds, getting the job done, or a million other similar reasons. Then someone, or something, causes a chain of events that result in harm being done.

This book is about a disaster in a mine that caused one man to die and two others to be trapped underground for nearly 14 days. Nobody wanted it to happen but it did.

The book is heavy on drama and short on details of the decision making processes before and during the events at the Beaconsfield Gold Mine in 2006. There is a strong respect for the courage of mine workers and paramedics who willingly risked their lives to save two others. There is also a deep mistrust of the boards and senior management that appears more cultural than based upon the evidence of witnesses to the decision making processes. It is a mistrust that is widely felt in our society and one that, as a director, I found painful to read between the lines of this story; painful but probably also useful.

The whole book is an exercise in risk management with the highest possible stakes. When company directors learn about risk management sooner or later they will talk about the wisdom of never running the risk of the worst outcome to gain only the most likely outcome. In this book the most likely outcome was an additional two deaths. The worst outcome was the death of the rescue team and the trapped miners but the best possible outcome, saving those two lives, was only possible by running the greatest risks.

Throughout the book there is evidence of training and preparedness. This company had invested in trained staff and appeared to have responded well to the disaster in the early hours and days. Then came the amazing discovery of survival and the start of a rescue attempt that is riveting in the reality of the detail portrayed.

The rescue would never have been possible without the trained staff in the company, the expertise gathered and shared by industry associations and the generosity of other companies who lent staff and equipment to the fraught endeavour.

Above all this is a story of courage. Of people stepping out of their safe and comfortable routines to do extraordinary things: The executives in the ferry company who delayed their sailing so they could carry a piece of essential equipment, the paramedics with no underground experience who spent 12 hour shifts almost a kilometre below surface monitoring and cheering the trapped miners, and the miners of the rescue attempt.

Any director of a mining company would do well to read this book. We need to know the worst so we can ensure we avoid it. We need to have the right team and the right culture to be resilient in the worst circumstances. This is a book for boards that was never intended to be a board book. It is gripping stuff; quite unlike the books I usually review, I found it rewarding and I think you will also.

* Julie Garland McLellan is a professional non-executive director, board and governance consultant and mentor. She is the author of "Dilemmas, Dilemmas: practical case studies for company directors', "The Director's Dilemma", "All Above Board: Great Governance for the Government Sector" and numerous articles on corporate strategy and governance.
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Marilore Marilore
I from Tasmania and watch it unfold I glad that the men got out
I hope the family's can start to recover and live there life's