Tragedy at Curragh


Our hearts are with the family, friends and workmates of mineworker Clark Peadon who was tragically killed at Curragh Mine near Blackwater early on Sunday 21 November.

Clark was an experienced dragline operator, a long-term union member and Vice President of the Curragh Lodge.

District President Stephen Smyth paid tribute to Clark as a committed unionist and highly respected coal mineworker.

“Clark was extremely well liked and regarded by his workmates and his union family. He was also a much-loved husband, father and community member.

“Coal miners everywhere are shattered by this news.

“On behalf of the whole union, we extend our deepest condolences to Clark’s loved ones.

“They have our full support.”

Clark was killed while performing cable relocation work on the dragline. The accident is being investigated by all relevant authorities and our Industry Safety and Health Representatives are also conducting a thorough and independent investigation.

Clark’s death comes after Graham Dawson was tragically killed in a roof collapse at Crinum underground mine in September.