Beaconsfield rescuer shares his story

THE explosives expert who freed Beaconsfield miners Todd Russell and Brant Webb from their "underground tomb" shared his compelling story at Lismore Workers Club yesterday.

Darren Flanagan told a room of workers and business owners of the extreme pressure he endured for 29 hours straight as he set off 65 explosions that came within 300mm of Russell and Webb.

The Northern Rivers Business Enterprise Centre sponsored the talk, which drew a crowd of more than 90 people, to draw attention to new Workcover rules that came into effect this year.

Centre spokeswoman Claire McGarry said Mr Flanagan had made a deep impact on his Lismore audience.



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