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Tragedy at Pike River Mine
The history of the Pike River Coal Mine, near Greymouth, NZ. In November 2010 a methane explosion occurred while 31 men were working underground. Two men managed to scramble out to safety, the others all died, either immediately or in subsequent explosions in the following days.
Good account, plenty of background to the difficult geology, the ambitious aspirations of the owners and managers, the short-cuts, mistakes and blindness to operational problems and the many significant health and safety issues, all with a background of poor government regulation.
Score: 7.5
Published: 2013
Read: July 25th 2014