Sep 13

First blast at Pike River killed most miners says Mines Rescue

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The NZ Mines Rescue Service believes the initial shockwave of the first Pike River explosion killed most of the 29 men underground immediately. The initial explosion occurred in the mine on November 19 last year. Lawyer for the Mines Rescue Service, Garth Gallaway, made the claim during the inquiry into the disaster this…

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Jun 23

Pike River mine management waited “51 minutes to call emergency services”

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Contractors working at the Pike River mine at the time of the explosion say management took 51 minutes to contact emergency services following last November’s first explosion and initially had no idea how many miners were underground. Information released by contractors owed money by the mine shows Pike River also failed to tell…

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