Tragedy at Pike River Mine: How and Why 29 Men Died by Rebecca Macfie

By Rebecca Macfie

On a sunny afternoon in November 2010, a big explosion rocked the underground Pike River coal mine, deep in a mountain variety in New Zealand’s South Island. greater than an hour and a part later, ashen males stumbled from the mine’s front to document that 29 males remained trapped within. Samples printed super excessive degrees of carbon monoxide within the mine and the presence of fireside. for 5 agonizing days the men’s households and buddies waited and prayed till, after a moment violent blast, all desire used to be extinguished. Tragedy at Pike River Mine is a dramatic, suspenseful account of a catastrophe that shook the nation—and the realm. Pike River was once no traditional mine. It have been touted via the corporate and by way of govt ministers as a show off of recent mining. stocks within the corporation have been speedily taken up via traders, swept away via predictions of remarkable returns. underneath the hype, although, lay mismanagement, errors and willful blindness that may price males their lives. according to huge learn and greater than 100 interviews, this strong e-book offers chilling insights into the explanations of the tragedy and places a human face at the those that suffered.

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