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Martin Down has recently retired from the Underground Mining industry, falling just a few years short of a 50 year career. His father was the Chief Accountant for Western Mining in Kambalda back in the 60s, which saw Martin find a career with WMC in the Mining industry. He worked all through Kambalda and spins plenty of intriguing yarns about Mining in the Nickel boom.
Martin was also a Shift Boss at Bronzewing and was heavily involved in the recovery efforts following the Backfill disaster in 2000, which saw 3 fatalities. This was a very emotional and powerful topic for Martin to open up on. It was a great tribute to the 3 Miners that passed, but also great recognition towards all the heroic Miners that were involved in the recovery.