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Brant North

Brant "Bugsy" North is a former coal mine worker, mining safety advocate and Sydney 2000 Paralympian.

In 1999, Brant was working at an underground coal mine in Central Queensland when he was trapped by a moving conveyor chain. During his eight-hour ordeal, Brant had both legs amputated—which was followed by weeks of delayed physical trauma, including kidney and lung failure.

Just over 12 months later, Brant represented Australia in the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games – competing in both volleyball and basketball. Today, he is a husband, and father to eight children.

For the past 13 years, Brant has travelled across Australia and New Zealand, sharing his experience and the learnings from his accident.

Last updated: 24 Jun 2022