Tag Archives: Pike River Mine Explosion 2010

Workers Sacked at Pike River Mine

WELLINGTON (AFP) – Most of the remaining workforce at a New Zealand colliery where 29 miners died in an explosion last month were sacked Tuesday in a move unions said was a cruel blow before Christmas. Receiver PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) said

Pike River Mine in Receivership

The company at the centre of last month’s deadly mine explosions in New Zealand has been dealt another blow as it was placed in receivership. Pike River Coal says it is in a precarious financial position and is unlikely to

Fourth Blast at Pike River Mine

A fourth underground explosion has rocked the Pike River Mine in New Zealand’s south island, where 29 miners earlier perished. Police say there were no injuries when the gas explosion occurred just before 2:00pm local time on Sunday.

Third Explosion at Pike River Mine

There has been a third explosion at the Pike River coal mine in New Zealand, where 29 men are presumed dead underground. The blast, which reportedly lasted for around 23 seconds, is said to have happened shortly after 3:30pm (local

NZ Hope Turns to Anger for Families

There have been outbursts of grief and anger as the families of the 29 men who perished in the New Zealand mine disaster ask why more was not done to save their loved ones. Anger in reaction to news of

NZ in Mourning after 2nd Mine Blast

Video Report: New Zealand’s prime minister John Key says the Pike River mine explosion is a national tragedy.

Trapped Miners: Police Find Helmet

Police searching for trapped miners in New Zealand have discovered one of their helmets with its light still on. But they say the collapsed mine remains too dangerous to send rescuers inside – and hopes are diminishing that all the

New Zealand told to “Expect Worst”

NEW Zealand’s prime minister has warned his nation to prepare for the worst as 29 coal miners including two Australians remained trapped and unreachable five days after a huge underground blast. “We hope and pray that the missing men are

Mine Rescue Robot Breaks Down

Efforts to rescue 29 men trapped in a New Zealand coal mine received a setback this morning when a remote-operated robot broke down shortly after being sent into the tunnel. In a blow to rescue hopes, Grey District mayor Tony

New Zealand Miners May Not Survive

Video Report: Police admit for the first time that they are preparing for deaths after the mine explosion that trapped 29 men in New Zealand.