Australian Story - Men of Ore (Matthew Gill)
In 2006 television viewers around the world were transfixed by the race against time to rescue miners trapped a kilometre underground at Beaconsfield in Tasmania. Now Matthew Gill, the manager who ran the mine and coordinated the rescue, is leaving. He talks candidly to Australian Story about the rescue and reveals the personal toll.
Key members of his rescue team also speak out for the first time. They include the men who, five days after the Anzac Day rock fall, discovered Todd Russell and Brant Webb. After 12 months of uncertainty, safety regulators have just announced their approval for the resumption of gold mining at Beaconsfield. The program has exclusive photos of the rescuers underground and reveals just how far they went in their bid to free their mates.
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