Green Party attacks government over Pike River mine safety

Photo from inside the Pike River mine showing the 55 metre ladder with no safety platforms.NZ Green party MP Kevin Hague attacked the government over mine safety standards using a photo from inside the Pike River coal mine as evidence. The picture tabled in parliament showed a 55m vertical ladder inside the coal pit. Before safety rules were relaxed under a National government in the 1990s, mine ladders were required to have safety platforms every nine metres. Kevin Hague says [...]

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